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The arts of the prima donna in the long nineteenth century

Author: Rachel Cowgill; Hilary Poriss
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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The Arts of the Prima Donna assembles a star-studded yet well-balanced cast of contributors, whose essays combine theoretical approaches to text and narrative, and current theory on gender, performativity, and the commodification of the female body, with the growing understanding of the lives, careers, and performances of the female opera singer.
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Arts of the prima donna in the long nineteenth century.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011021173
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Cowgill; Hilary Poriss
ISBN: 0199932050 9780199932054 9780199710836 019971083X
OCLC Number: 904417777
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed 10/31/13).
Description: 1 online resource (xlvi. 368 pages)
Contents: Promotion and image-making. Divas and sonnets : poetry for female singers in Teatri arti e letteratura / Francesco Izzo ; Idealizing the prima donna in mid-Victorian London / Roberta Montemorra Marvin ; Prima donnas and the performance of altruism / Hilary Poriss ; Staging scandal with Salome and Elektra / Joy H. Calico ; Screening the diva / Mary Simonson ; The prima donna's art of politics / James R. Currie ; Interlude: The prima donna creates / Julian Rushton --
Fantasy and representation. Gautier's "diva" : the first French use of the word / J.Q. Davies ; Artistic experiment and the reevaluation of the prima donna in George Moore's Evelyn Innes / Grace Kehler ; Ars moriendi : reflections on the death of Mimi / Helen Greenwald ; Lakmé's echoing jewels / Gurminder Kaur Bhogal ; Interlude: Breath's end : opera and mortality / Terry Castle --
Cultures of celebrity. "Attitudes with a shawl" : performance, femininity, and spectatorship at the Italian opera in early nineteenth-century London / Rachel Cowgill ; From diva to drama queen / Tracy C. Davis ; The prima donna as opera impresario : Emma Carelli and the Teatro Costanzi, 1911-1926 / Susan Rutherford ; "In imitation of my Negro mammy" : Alma Gluck and the American prima donna / Susan C. Cook ; "The finest voice of the century" : Clara Butt and other concert-hall and drawing-room singers of fin-de-siècle Britain / Sophie Fuller ; Galli-Curci comes to town : the prima donna's presence in the age of mechanical reproduction / Alexandra Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by Rachel Cowgill & Hilary Poriss.

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