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Passion and Theater

Robert L. Kendrick

in Fruits of the Cross: Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297579
eISBN:
9780520969872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297579.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

In ways even beyond France’s Louis XIV, the Habsburgs projected themselves via music theater, including sacred works. The sepolcri took place in a highly ritualized series of events during Holy Week, ... More


Curtain of Light, Tilted Mirror

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

Because of an epiphany he experienced in Moscow's Taganka Theater, Harold Prince was able to find his central metaphor that was appropriate not only to German society in the Third Reich but to ... More


From the Score to the Stage

in Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses certain aspects of stage direction and set design. An important part of the audience for Italian opera in the United States and Italy tends to be exceptionally conservative ... More


The Making of Cabaret

Keith Garebian

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book is the most detailed production history to date of the original Broadway version of Cabaret, showing primarily how the show evolved from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories (especially ... More


“There is no reason why the show should not be a big success”: Oliver!’s Evolution

Marc Napolitano

in Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199364824
eISBN:
9780199364848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364824.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter continues the discussion of Oliver!’s development, focusing primarily on the contributions of production designer Sean Kenny. Kenny’s revolutionary set combined Brechtian principles of ... More


René Clair’s City Views: Realism and Studio Paris

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the series of early sound films made by René Clair in collaboration with Lazare Meerson and Georges Périnal (particularly Sous les toits de Paris, Le Million, and Quatorze ... More


The Structure of Twenties Musical Comedy

Ethan Mordden

in Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter focuses on the musical comedies of the 1920s. The discussions include the challenges of set design; the work of George Gershwin; Oscar Hammerstein's emergence as the most influential ... More


Tati, suburbia and modernity

Malcolm Turvey

in Screening the Paris suburbs: From the silent era to the 1990s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526106858
eISBN:
9781526135995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106858.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The author reconsiders the commonly held notion that Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle (1958) adumbrates a negative ‘critique’ of modern suburbia as a space of alienation. The functions given to architectural ... More


An Architecture of Social Being

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction identifies film’s social architecture as the literal construction of place (set design, location shooting) as well the metaphorical ways in which the formal structures of films, ... More


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