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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Michal Kobialka The “after theory” syndrome silently renounced historiography as radical thought and substituted a closed, retrospective framework to conceptualize the ontology of theater/performance history. In its postmodern/post-utopian universe, historicizing largely contents itself with...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Julie Stone Peters This essay attempts to offer a thick history of the turn-of-the-century ritual idea while identifying its relationship to a nexus of formations crucial to ideas about drama and to a variety of performance practices in the twentieth century. In the 1890s works on myth and ritual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 133–145.
Published: 01 March 2009
... developments have come to the fore. It also claims that reimagining theater as a form of performance pedagogy is an important step for scholars in the field to take. Ultimately, this essay reveals not merely that Mexican politics are theatrical, or that the theater has served the Mexican state, but that the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1946) 7 (2): 219–220.
Published: 01 June 1946
...Laurence E. Gemeinhardt Copyright © 1946 by Duke University Press 1946 THE CAST OF THE FIRST HAMBURG PERFORMANCE OF GOTTER’S “JAHRMARKT” By LAURENCEE. GEMEINHARDT Dr. Curt von Faber du Faur’s extensive collection of first editions of works...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1992) 53 (4): 377–391.
Published: 01 December 1992
...Timothy D. O'Brien Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 TROUBLING WATERS: THE FEMININE AND THE WIFE OF BATH’S PERFORMANCE By TIMOTHYD. O’BRIEN Chaucer’s construction of the Wife of Bath’s performance depends...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1993) 54 (4): 535–566.
Published: 01 December 1993
...Andrew Elfenbein Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Byro&m and the Work of Homosed Performance in Early Victorian England Andrew Elfenbein ve Kosofsky Sedgwick has argued that “issues of modern homo/ heterosexual definition are structured, not by the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1995) 56 (4): 395–431.
Published: 01 December 1995
...Daniel Fischlin Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 “Tis Like I Cannot Tell What”: Desire, Indeterminacy, and Erotic Performance in the English Ayre Daniel Fischliri How does one write desire, much less perform desire written? This essay studies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2003) 64 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 March 2003
... explore. Rebecca L. Walkowitz, University of Wisconsin at Madison Theatre of the Book, 1480–1880: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe. By Julie Stone Peters. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. xii + 494 pp. This massive and gorgeously produced book constitutes a daunting object...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2004) 65 (1): 49–68.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Machines: Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production (1997) and the journal Renaissance Drama. He is at work on a project titled Spelling Shakespeare and Other Essays in Queer Philology . Material Cavendish: Paper, Performance, “Sociable Virginity” Jeffrey Masten MY Lord was...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2007) 68 (4): 586–589.
Published: 01 December 2007
... poets as John Ashbery, Susan Howe, Tom Raworth, and Rosmarie Waldrop. University of Washington 2007 Distant Reading: Performance, Readership, and Consumption in Contemporary Poetry . By Peter Middleton. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005. xviii + 241 pp. Reviews Dice...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 117–131.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Joseph Roach Performance and memory share a practice of disguise best described by the word surrogation . Surrogation occurs when more or less plausible substitutes appear in place of the dead, the fugitive, or the banished. Properly disguised, persons can even stand in as surrogates for themselves...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2011) 72 (4): 439–460.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Ellen R. Welch This essay examines the role of performance practices in the making of colonial history through an analysis of the first French-language theater piece staged in the New World, Marc Lescarbot's Théâtre de Neptune (1606). The form of performance in this work offers a radically...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1994) 55 (4): 467–469.
Published: 01 December 1994
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1999) 60 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 1999
...Angela Sorby Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Performing Class: James Whitcomb Riley’s Poetry of Distinction Angela Sorby In 1889 the poet James Whitcomb Riley and the prose humorist Bill Nye appeared at Boston’s Tremont Temple in a show sponsored by the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 147–161.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Daniel H. Foster This essay focuses on how aural and visual media intersected with class when, in 1843, blackface performers began to call themselves minstrels. Not merely a rebaptism, this new name marked a rebirth. Whereas blackface was originally a working-class theatrical experience passed on...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 11–18.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Peggy Phelan Proceeding from a reading of Herbert Blau's “Universals of Performance” and his work on Beckett, Phelan offers an appreciation of Blau's dedication to performance, as fact, as theme, and as manifestation of love's everyday ado. © 2009 by University of Washington 2009 Peggy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2011) 72 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 March 2011
... unchanged by their movement. The protagonists of the Japanese writer Kosugi Tengai's New Year's Finery and the American Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie (both 1900) show Zola's character reduced to a cluster of minimal qualities: performance, mobility, and contagion. Paradoxically, flattening the Nana...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2013) 74 (3): 331–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Robert D. Hume Some 250 English comedies are set in London between circa 1600 and 1737. Three clichés about them remain current. First, “Jacobean city comedy” performs serious sociopolitical work. Second, the social level of the protagonists rises in the “comedy of wit” or “comedy of manners...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Beethoven’s musical setting of it are unique in that text and music thematize and joyfully celebrate the very notion of access as the liberating act of a unifying group identity. Höyng describes a performance of the choral work as documented in Kinshasa Symphony (2011), reading it as a prime example of access...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2016) 77 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2016
... arduous song. Monody was both a collective song, performed during work to relieve its strains, and an individual utterance. This form reasserts the labor idealized by pastoral as a spiritual necessity. The eighteenth-century reception of “Lycidas” reveals how the revolutionary potential of lyric was...