Body knowledge : performance, intermediality, and American entertainment at the turn of the twentieth century (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Body knowledge : performance, intermediality, and American entertainment at the turn of the twentieth century

Author: Mary Simonson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Simonson
ISBN: 9780199898015 0199898014 9780199898039 0199898030
OCLC Number: 868130668
Description: x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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Delves into scholarship that has been either ignored or misinterpreted by other researchers... The superior research and clear prose make this book a welcome addition to the scholarship on this era. Read more...

 
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