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Choruses, ancient and modern

Author: Joshua Henry Billings; Felix Budelmann; Fiona Macintosh
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
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The ancient singing and dancing chorus has exerted a powerful influence in the modern world. This is the first book to look systematically at the points of similarity and difference between ancient and modern choruses, across time and place, in their ancient contexts in modern theatre, opera, dance, musical theatre, and in political debate.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Henry Billings; Felix Budelmann; Fiona Macintosh
ISBN: 9780199670574 0199670579 9780191759086 0191759082
OCLC Number: 869485126
Description: 1 online resource : Illustrationen (black and white)
Contents: LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS ; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ; NOTE ON NOMENCLATURE, SPELLING AND TEXTS ; INTRODUCTION: CHORAL FANTASIES ; SCHOLARSHIP ; 1. Theorising the Chorus in Greece ; 2. The Greek Chorus: Our German Eyes ; 3. The Middle Voice: German Classical Scholarship and the Greek Tragic Chorus ; 4. Chorus, Song, and Anthropology ; AESTHETICS ; 5. Greek Festival Choruses in and out of Context ; 6. Seneca's Chorus of One ; 7. Something like the Choruses of the Ancients: the Coro Stabile and the Chorus in European Opera, 1598-1782 ; 8. An Alien Body? Choral Autonomy around 1800 ; 9. Brechtian Chorality ; SHADOWS ; 10. The Nostalgia of the Male Tragic Chorus ; 11. A Senecan Theatre of Cruelty: Audience, Citizens, and Chorus in Late-Sixteenth and Early-Seventeenth-Century French Dramas ; 12. Phantom Chorus: Missing Chorality on the French Eighteenth-Century Stage ; 13. Sunk in the Mystic Abyss: The Choral Orchestra in Wagner's Music Dramas ; 14. How do you solve a problem like the chorus? Hammerstein s Allegro and the Reception of the Greek Chorus on Broadway ; COMPANY ; 15. The Politics of the Mystic Chorus ; 16. Mob, Cabal, or Utopian Commune? The Political Contestation of the Ancient Chorus 1789-1917 ; 17. Choruses, Community, and the Corps de Ballet ; 18. Chorus and the Vaterland: Greek Tragedy and the Ideology of Choral Performance in Inter-War Germany ; 19. Revivals of Choric Theatre as Utopian Visions ; 20. Chorus in Contemporary British Theatre ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Responsibility: Joshua Billings, Felix Budelmann, and Fiona Macintosh

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