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The Resource Performing Salome, revealing stories, edited by Clair Rowden, (electronic book)

Performing Salome, revealing stories, edited by Clair Rowden, (electronic book)

Label
Performing Salome, revealing stories
Title
Performing Salome, revealing stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Clair Rowden
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With its first public live performance in Paris on 11th Feb. 1896, Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' took on female embodied form which signalled the start of 'her' phenomenal journey through the history of the arts in the 20th century. This volume explores 'Salome's' appropriation and reincarnation across the arts.
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
809.2/9351
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S93
LC item number
P34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rowden, Clair
Series statement
Ashgate interdisciplinary studies in opera
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strauss, Richard
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Salome
Summary expansion
With its first public live performance in Paris on 11 February 1896, Oscar Wilde's Salom took on female embodied form that signalled the start of 'her' phenomenal journey through the history of the arts in the twentieth century. This volume explores Salome's appropriation and reincarnation across the arts - not just Wilde's heroine, nor Richard Strauss's - but Salome as a cultural icon in fin-de-sicle society, whose appeal for ever new interpretations of the biblical story still endures today. Using Salome as a common starting point, each chapter suggests new ways in which performing bodies reveal alternative stories, narratives and perspectives and offer a range and breadth of source material and theoretical approaches. The first chapter draws on the field of comparative literature to investigate the inter-artistic interpretations of Salome in a period that straddles the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the Modernist era. This chapter sets the tone for the rest of the volume, which develops specific case studies dealing with censorship, reception, authorial reputation, appropriation, embodiment and performance. As well as the Viennese premiere of Wilde's play, embodied performances of Salome from the period before the First World War are considered, offering insight into the role and agency of performers in the production and complex negotiation of meaning inherent in the role of Salome. By examining important productions of Strauss's Salome since 1945, and more recent film interpretations of Wilde's play, the last chapters explore performance as a cultural practice that reinscribes and continuously reinvents the ideas, icons, symbols and gestures that shape both the performance itself, its reception and its cultural meaning
Label
Performing Salome, revealing stories, edited by Clair Rowden, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1336192
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 217 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781409445685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), music.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Performing Salome, revealing stories, edited by Clair Rowden, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1336192
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 217 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781409445685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), music.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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