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Introduction: Manifest Destinies Buffalo Bill, Gowongo Mohawk, and the Genealogy of American Frontier Performance

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

The introduction sets the familiar story of the frontier emblemized by Buffalo Bill's Wild West against the unfamiliar story of his contemporary, the cross-dressing Native American performer, Gowongo ... More


Sacrilegious Translation: The Epic Flop of François Ponsard’s Ulysse (1852)

Cécile Dudouyt

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0033
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

François Ponsard’s Ulysse met with a merciless reception when it premiered at the Comédie-Française in 1852. At the time, this setback of an otherwise successful playwright was attributed to the very ... More


Against Interpretation?: Hedda and the Performing Self

Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190467876
eISBN:
9780190467913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467876.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter reads Hedda Gabler as self-conscious actor and director of her own drama. It builds on the groundbreaking work of Gay Gibson Cima on Elizabeth Robins’s depiction of Hedda in 1891. Cima ... More


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