Release on 2009-01-14 | by David Cunningham,Andrew Fisher
Author: David Cunningham,Andrew Fisher
Pubpsher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Photography and Literature in the Twentieth-Century offers an accessible and fresh approach to an object of interdisciplinary research that is currently receiving increased international attention. Providing a broad historical schema, and examining pivotal moments within it, the collection brings together a range of writers and practitioners who help to guide the reader through a historical cross-section of current work in this area. Unlike most existing studies, this volume considers both key literary figures, from Proust to Sebald, and photographic practitioners, from Heartfield to Sekula, in order to give a commanding overview of its subject that is both well-informed and often ground-breaking. With original and accessible essays by acknowledged experts in the field, this is a book that should be of interest not only to students and teachers in departments of literature and photography, but also to those in cultural studies and art history, as well as photographic artists.
Ever wondered how Justin Timberlake rose to stardom? Justin Timberlake has always seemed comfortable entertaining. From an early career as part of Disney television’s Mickey Mouse Club to a role in one of the most successful boy band groups of all-time, Timberlake’s winning smile and magnetic personality has charmed audiences across the world. After a negatively publicized breakup and a career lull, Timberlake emerged from the ashes of ‘N Sync stronger than ever to launch a successful solo music career. With a string of appearances in popular movies and energetic hosting gigs on television shows, Justin Timberlake has demonstrated that he is one of the most likeable and genuine personalities in show business. For more interesting facts you must read the biography! Grab your biography book now!
Ever wondered how Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber rose to stardom? Justin Timberlake has always seemed comfortable entertaining. From an early career as part of Disney television’s Mickey Mouse Club to a role in one of the most successful boy band groups of all-time, Timberlake’s winning smile and magnetic personality has charmed audiences across the world. After a negatively publicized breakup and a career lull, Timberlake emerged from the ashes of ‘N Sync stronger than ever to launch a successful solo music career. With a string of appearances in popular movies and energetic hosting gigs on television shows, Justin Timberlake has demonstrated that he is one of the most likeable and genuine personalities in show business. By recording and uploading videos of himself to popular social media site YouTube, a perfectly-coiffed preteen from Ontario, Canada stumbled into the biggest musical opportunity of his lifetime. Plucked from the pages of the internet, Justin Bieber became an overnight success when he was developed from an awkward, but angel-voiced adolescent into a swaggering pop music icon. Spawning a rabid following of preteen fans that rivaled the waves of hysteria that followed the Beatles, Bieber’s meteoric rise to musical success made the singer one of music’s youngest and richest new superstars. For more detailed information you must read the biographies. Grab your biography books now!
The Theatre of Timberlake Wertenbaker offers the first comprehensive overview of Wertenbaker's playwriting career which spans more than thirty years of stage plays. It considers the contexts of their initial productions by a range of companies and institutions, including the Royal Court, the Arcola and the Women's Theatre Group. While examining all of Wertenbaker's original stage works, Sophie Bush's companion focuses most extensively on the frequently studied plays Our Country's Good and The Love of the Nightingale, but also draws attention to early unpublished works and more recent, critically neglected pieces, and the counterpoints these provide. The Companion will prove invaluable to students and scholars, combining as it does close textual analysis with detailed historical and contextual study of the processes of production and reception. The author makes comprehensive use of previously undiscussed materials from the Wertenbaker Archive, including draft texts, correspondence and theatrical ephemera, as well as original interviews with the playwright. A section of Performance and Critical Perspectives from other scholars and practitioners offer a range of alternative approaches to Wertenbaker's most frequently studied play, Our Country's Good. While providing a detailed analysis of individual plays, and their themes, theatricalities and socio-historical contexts, The Theatre of Timberlake Wertenbaker also examines the processes and shape of Wertenbaker's career as a whole, and considers what the struggles and triumphs that have accompanied her work reveal about the challenges of theatrical collaboration. In its scope and reference Sophie Bush's study extends to encompass a wealth of additional information about other individuals and institutions and succeeds in placing her work within a broad range of concerns and resonances.
Impresarios and Actresses in the American Theatre, 1865-1914
Author: Kim Marra
Pubpsher: Studies in Theatre History & C
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Autocratic male impresarios increasingly dominated the American stage between 1865 and 1914. Many rose from poor immigrant roots and built their own careers by making huge stars out of “undiscovered,” Anglo-identified actresses. Reflecting the antics of self-made industrial empire-builders and independent, challenging New Women, these theatrical potentates and their protégées gained a level of wealth and celebrity comparable to that of Hollywood stars today. In her engaging and provocative Strange Duets, Kim Marra spotlights three passionate impresario-actress relationships of exceptional duration that encapsulated the social tensions of the day and strongly influenced the theatre of the twentieth century. Augustin Daly and Ada Rehan, Charles Frohman and Maude Adams, and David Belasco and Mrs. Leslie Carter reigned over “legitimate” Broadway theatre, the venue of greatest social cachet for the monied classes. Unlike impresarios and actresses in vaudeville and burlesque, they produced full-length spoken drama that involved special rigors of training and rehearsal to sustain a character’s emotional “truth” as well as a high level of physical athleticism and endurance. Their efforts compelled fascination at a time when most people believed women’s emotions were seated primarily in the reproductive organs and thus were fundamentally embodied and sexual in nature. While the impresario ostensibly exercised full control over his leading lady, showing fashionable audiences that the exciting but unruly New Woman could be both tamed and enjoyed, she acquired a power of her own that could bring him to his knees.Kim Marra combines methods of cultural, gender, and sexuality studies with theatre history to explore the vexed mutual dependency between these status-seeking Svengalis and their alternately willing and resistant leading ladies. She illuminates how their on- and off-stage performances, highly charged in this Darwinian era with “racial” as well as gender, sexual, and class dynamics, tapped into the contradictory fantasies and aspirations of their audiences. Played out against a backdrop of enormous cultural and institutional transformation, the volatile romance of Daly and Rehan, closeted homosexuality of Frohman and Adams, and carnal expiations of Belasco and Carter produced strange duets indeed.
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