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Ein Heldenleben

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Musical London will scarcely have recovered from its state of bewilderment over Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben before the second performance. The first impression is that Strauss's artistic ... More


Gow, the Pirate in Transit

Neil Rennie

in Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This traces the primary sources of information about a real pirate, John Gow, who became the basis for a work attributed to Defoe, An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Late John Gow ... More


The Odyssey in the ‘Broom Cupboard’: Ulysses 31 and Odysseus: The Greatest Hero of Them All on Children’s BBC, 1985–1986

Sarah Miles

in Ancient Greece on British Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474412599
eISBN:
9781474449526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412599.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The chapter examines two 1980s children’s television series – Odysseus: The Greatest Hero of Them All (hereafter Odysseus) and Ulysses 31 – which reworked the myths of the Greek hero Odysseus which ... More


Brünnhilde’s Progress

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Opera

As Brünnhilde’s articulations shifted from expressing defiance of Wotan, she then spoke of how she has “always loved” Siegfried. The judgment served as a falsification of what she was feeling and ... More


Hollywood, Rock Hudson, and the Idea of the Hero

Tom Ryan

in The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Like his better-known work, these adventure films point to Sirk’s love affair with American populist art, which he took very seriously. All are genre films about men who find themselves in positions ... More


The Heroes of America Rise for the Union

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A secret group modeled on the Freemasons call themselves the Heroes of America and sabotage the Confederacy from their headquarters-the Grand Council of the Heroes-near the state capitol. Violence ... More


Shostakovich as a Committee Member

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on Dmitry Shostakovich's behaviour as a member of the Stalin Prize Committee (KSP). Shostakovich started attending meetings of the Music Section in March 1947. When the plenary ... More


Jesus Myth Theory

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter analyzes and critiques the comparative method of three scholars who advocated the (virtual) nonexistence of Jesus: Bruno Bauer, Thomas L. Brodie, and Richard Carrier. It exposes an ... More


Lion’s Gate: Myths as Metaphors

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter reflects on how we can use myths to explore and illuminate the inner landscape through which we journey, and in which we are, inevitably, often lost. It describes the Untermyer Gardens ... More


Uncle Sam Rag

Kevin Winkler

in Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199336791
eISBN:
9780190841478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336791.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter describes Bob Fosse’s work on the shows Redhead and The Conquering Hero. At Gwen Verdon’s insistence, Fosse was hired as both choreographer and director of Redhead, a musical comedy ... More


“Very Capital Reading for Children”: Hawthorne, Kingsley, and the Transformation of Myth into Children’s Literature

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter treats the transformation of classical myth into children’s pleasure reading by Nathaniel Hawthorne (A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, 1851 and Tanglewood Tales, 1853) and Charles ... More


Nineteen

Sherri Snyder

in Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter continues tracing the ascension of Barbara’s career as she proves the extent of her versatility as an actress. Director Louis J. Gasnier, disregarding Barbara’s vamp typecasting, casts ... More


Situationally Induced Heroism: Momentary Transcendence of Objectification

John M. Rector

in The Objectification Spectrum: Understanding and Transcending Our Diminishment and Dehumanization of Others

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199355419
eISBN:
9780190258429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355419.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines how situationally induced heroism contributes to objectification—the phenomenon of experiencing other human beings as objects rather than integrated wholes of psyche and soma, ... More


Underground Is Life

Trever Hagen

in Living in The Merry Ghetto: The Music and Politics of the Czech Underground

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190263850
eISBN:
9780190263881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263850.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

The survival of the Underground after 1989 rests on the collective memory it has shaped in relation to establishments. This relational pair is the convention that holds the Underground together: the ... More


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