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The dancer defects : the struggle for cultural supremacy during the Cold War

Author: David Caute
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the onset of the Cold War, cultural competition flared up between Moscow and the West. It rapidly penetrated theatre, film, music, ballet, painting, and sculpture. Artists such as Miller,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Caute
ISBN: 0199278830 9780199278831 0199249083 9780199249084
OCLC Number: 449245131
Description: XIV, 788 str., [16] str. pril. : ilustr. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Culture War ; PART I: MARKING THE TERRITORY ; 1. Propaganda Wars and Cultural Treaties ; 2. The Gladiatorial Exhibition ; PART II: STAGE AND SCREEN WARS: RUSSIA AND AMERICA ; 3. Broadway Dead, Says Soviet Critic ; 4. The Russian Question - A Russian Play ; 5. Soviet Cinema under Stalin ; 6. Hollywood: The Red Menace ; 7. Witch Hunts: Losey, Kazan, Miller ; 8. Soviet Cinema: The New Wave ; PART III: STAGE AND SCREEN WARS: EUROPE ; 9. Germany Divided: Stage and Screen ; 10. Brecht and the Berliner Ensemble ; 11. Dirty Hands: The Political Theatre of Sartre and Camus ; 12. Squaring the Circle: Ionesco, Beckett, Havel and Stoppard ; 13. Andrzej Wajda: Ashes and Diamonds, Marble and Iron ; PART IV: MUSIC AND BALLET WARS ; 14. Classical Music Wars ; 15. Shostakovich's Testimony ; 16. All that Jazz: Iron Curtain Falls ; 17. The Ballet Dancer Defects ; PART V: ART WARS ; 18. Stalinist Art: Tractor Driver's Supper ; 19. Passports for Paintings: Abstract Impressionism and the CIA ; 20. Picasso and Communist France ; 21. The Other Russia: Pictures by 'Jackasses' ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Notes and References
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Extraordinary stories ... Caute is at his best when he drily lampoons today's (mostly) American academics who retroactively see cold war cultural politics in just abouteverything. * Peter Aspen, Read more...

 
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