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Body knowledge. Performance, intermediality, and American entertainment at the turn of the twentieth century.

Author: Simonson.
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early twentieth century, female performers regularly appeared on the stages and screens of American cities. Though advertised as dancers, mimics, singers, or actresses, they often exceeded these categories. Instead, their performances adopted an aesthetic of intermediality, weaving together techniques and elements drawn from a wide variety of genres and media, including ballet, art music, photography, early  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simonson.
ISBN: 9780199898015 0199898014
OCLC Number: 844731134
Description: 304 pages
Contents: List of Illustrations ; List of Musical Examples ; Acknowledgements ; Prologue: Staging Intermediality: Darktown, Downtown ; 1. Choreographing Salome: Recreating the Female Body ; 2. Acting Ancient: Hellenism, Pageantry, and American Modernity ; 3. Dancing Music: Isadora Duncan and Wagnerism in the American Imagination ; 4. Dancing Pictures: Rita Sacchetto's Tanzbilder ; 5. Moving Images: Adeline Genee and Bessie Clayton's Danced Histories ; 6. Opera on Camera, Opera on Stage: Anna Pavlova and The Dumb Girl of Portici ; Finale: Performing Intermediality in The Passing Show of 1913 ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Mary Simonson.

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This book traces the deployment of intermedial aesthetics in the works of early twentieth-century female performers. By destabilizing medial and genre boundaries, these women created compelling and  Read more...

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Beautifully researched, rich with compellingly told stories, Body Knowledge offers very smart analyses of how representations and performances of embodiment leap media and genre barriers. A must-read Read more...

 
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