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The Resource Deep play : John Gay and the invention of modernity, Dianne Dugaw

Deep play : John Gay and the invention of modernity, Dianne Dugaw

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Deep play : John Gay and the invention of modernity
Title
Deep play
Title remainder
John Gay and the invention of modernity
Statement of responsibility
Dianne Dugaw
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A major rereading of John Gay, this study shows that Gay's satiric preoccupations disclose the key intellectual, ethical, aesthetic, and sociopolitical underpinnings of the modern era. Such works as The Beggar's Opera, Trivia, Achilles, and The Shepherd's Week map the dynamics of the emerging capitalist order of eighteenth-century Britain. Distinguishing "popular" from "polite" culture and making rich use of both, Gay's satires encode the stratifying categories of our modern world of striving individuals: genders, social classes, ethnic and racial identities, and sexual orientations. "Deep Play" uncovers a diverse cultural context for Gay's work, providing song texts, musical examples, dance diagrams, portraits and engravings."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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DUGAW, Dianne
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay, John
  • Literature and society
  • Invention (Rhetoric)
  • Satire, English
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
Deep play : John Gay and the invention of modernity, Dianne Dugaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-315) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations.
  • p. 9
  • List of Musical Examples.
  • p. 11
  • List of Dance Diagrams.
  • p. 13
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 15
  • Prologue.
  • p. 19
  • Pt. I.
  • Metaleptic Methods
  • 1.
  • Beggar's Opera in the Twentieth Century: Brecht, Havel, and Ayckbourn Rewrite Macheath.
  • p. 31
  • 2.
  • Dangerous Sissy: The Life of John Gay and the Making of a "Manly" Canon.
  • p. 52
  • 3.
  • Apollo, Bowzybeus, and Molly Mog: Popular Culture, Print Markets, and Oral Traditions.
  • p. 75
  • 4.
  • Virgil Upended: Literary Tradition, Mock Pastoral, and Social Rank.
  • p. 92
  • Pt. II.
  • Mapping the New Order: Rank and Mobility, Gender and Sexuality, Culture and Nature
  • 5.
  • Village Mumming on an Urban Stage: The What-d'Ye-Call-It and Three Hours After Marriage.
  • p. 121
  • 6.
  • Opera, Gender, and Social Strata: Gay and Handel's Acis and Galatea.
  • p. 145
  • 7.
  • Popular Songs and the Politics of Heroism: The "Beggar's" Operas.
  • p. 166
  • 8.
  • Country Dancing and the Satire of Empire in Polly.
  • p. 197
  • 9.
  • Sexuality, and Middling Sort, and the Invention of "Camp": Achilles in Petticoats.
  • p. 216
  • 10.
  • Lessons of the "Natural" World from Gay to William Blake: The Animal Fables.
  • p. 242
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 275
  • Notes.
  • p. 277
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 309
  • Index.
  • p. 316
Control code
ocm44019137
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780874137316
Lccn
00031518
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Deep play : John Gay and the invention of modernity, Dianne Dugaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-315) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations.
  • p. 9
  • List of Musical Examples.
  • p. 11
  • List of Dance Diagrams.
  • p. 13
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 15
  • Prologue.
  • p. 19
  • Pt. I.
  • Metaleptic Methods
  • 1.
  • Beggar's Opera in the Twentieth Century: Brecht, Havel, and Ayckbourn Rewrite Macheath.
  • p. 31
  • 2.
  • Dangerous Sissy: The Life of John Gay and the Making of a "Manly" Canon.
  • p. 52
  • 3.
  • Apollo, Bowzybeus, and Molly Mog: Popular Culture, Print Markets, and Oral Traditions.
  • p. 75
  • 4.
  • Virgil Upended: Literary Tradition, Mock Pastoral, and Social Rank.
  • p. 92
  • Pt. II.
  • Mapping the New Order: Rank and Mobility, Gender and Sexuality, Culture and Nature
  • 5.
  • Village Mumming on an Urban Stage: The What-d'Ye-Call-It and Three Hours After Marriage.
  • p. 121
  • 6.
  • Opera, Gender, and Social Strata: Gay and Handel's Acis and Galatea.
  • p. 145
  • 7.
  • Popular Songs and the Politics of Heroism: The "Beggar's" Operas.
  • p. 166
  • 8.
  • Country Dancing and the Satire of Empire in Polly.
  • p. 197
  • 9.
  • Sexuality, and Middling Sort, and the Invention of "Camp": Achilles in Petticoats.
  • p. 216
  • 10.
  • Lessons of the "Natural" World from Gay to William Blake: The Animal Fables.
  • p. 242
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 275
  • Notes.
  • p. 277
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 309
  • Index.
  • p. 316
Control code
ocm44019137
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780874137316
Lccn
00031518
Other physical details
ill.

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