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Female performance practice on the fin-de-siècle popular stages of London and Paris : experiment and advertisement

Author: Catherine Hindson
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
Series: Women, theatre and performance.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study focuses on seven women who used the fin-de-siècle's popular stage as a space to develop their experimental performance practices: acts that won them international fame and critical acclaim.
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Hindson, Catherine.
Female performance practice on the fin-de-siècle popular stages of London and Paris.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2007
(OCoLC)647209101
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Hindson
ISBN: 9780719074851 0719074851
OCLC Number: 154789159
Description: vii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The theatre of the city: urbanisation, performance and spectatorship in fin-de-siécle London and Paris --
All the noblest arts ... expressed in the measured movements of a perfectly shaped body: embodiment and spectacular performances of gender --
Epidemics of enchanting creatures: Loïe Fuller and the Gaiety Theatre, London --
Madness, dancing and the dancer: Jane Avril and the Salpêtrière hospital, Paris --
They are wise who advertise, in every generation: image and the female celebrity --
The art of imitation: staging the cult of celebrity --
Moving away from the muse: Art Nouveau, Naturalist and Symbolist performance practice on the popular stage --
Avang-garde Salomania: the most famous dancing girl in history.
Series Title: Women, theatre and performance.
Responsibility: Catherine Hindson.

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This book focuses on seven celebrity performers working between the mid 1880s and 1910. Maud Allan, Jane Avril, Loie Fuller, Sylvia Grey, Yvette Guilbert, Letty Lind and Cissie Loftus achieved  Read more...

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