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Modern Language Quarterly 10928962.
Published: 08 December 2023
...Laura Kolb laura.kolb@baruch.cuny.edu The Diva’s Gift to the Shakespearean Stage: Agency, Theatricality, and the Innamorata . By Pamela Allen Brown . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2022 . viii +295 pp. Copyright © 2024 by University of Washington 2024 The Diva s Gift...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 1947
...Emmett L. Avery Copyright © 1947 by Duke University Press 1947 THE DRAMATISTS IN THE THEATRICAL ADVERTISEMENTS, 1700-1709 By EMMETTL. AVERY Toward the end of the seventeenth century, the managers of the London theat.ers began inserting...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (1): 3–20.
Published: 01 March 1977
...John G. Demaray Copyright © 1977 by Duke University Press 1977 LOVE’S EPIC REVEL IN PARADISE LOST A THEATRICAL VISION OF MARRIAGE By JOHN G. DEMARAY When evening comes to the Paradisial Garden, and Adam and Eve...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (1): 97–101.
Published: 01 March 1984
.... LAWRENCEPOSTON University of Illinois at Chicago Masks of the Prophet: The Theatrical World of Karl Kraus. By KARIGRIMSTAD. Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 1982. xxii + 297 pp. $35.00. Erich Heller, one of our most distinguished and judicious critics, pro- nounced...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 219–246.
Published: 01 June 2016
... ceremonies. The omission of Racine’s tragic corpus is a gaping hole in Louis Marin’s discussion of the seventeenth-century theory of representation. Marin sees a perfect correlation between Pierre Corneille’s theater and the theatricality of power, conceived of as a force constructed through a dialectic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 117–131.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Shakespeare's Winter's Tale and Herbert Blau's most Shakespearean essay, “The Makeup of Memory in the Winter of Our Discontent” from The Eye of Prey , elucidate the form and function of surrogation by their reliance on doubles. A venerable tactic of dramatists and producers throughout theatrical history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 419–440.
Published: 01 December 2020
... events. Similarly, Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte famously uses literary and theatrical tropes to explain the same events as Flaubert as they unfolded. Both Flaubert and Marx show us that literary form (irony, farce, attention to linguistic repetition) participates in the politicization...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 315–345.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of the poet mandated by the classical era's perfection of the specifically theatrical mode of representation, Corneille's identification with his tragic divas constitutes genius as the radical other of the classical cultural order that the canonical “grand Corneille” is wrongly taken to personify. In addition...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 March 1990
...-response theory. The essays are grouped into those concerned with the created theatrical object offered to an audience, those attempting a semiotic study of the space in which a performance occurs, and those concerned with the semiotics of theater reception. The result of this strategy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 365–368.
Published: 01 September 2023
... salutary outcomes of the field’s twenty-first-century transformations is a questioning of the basic premises on which European, British, and American artists and thinkers first defined modernism. In Baroque Modernity Joseph Cermatori trains an acute critical eye on modernism’s theatrical inheritance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 368–389.
Published: 01 December 1985
... drama can profitably be discussed. 1 Though textual analysis of individual plays remains a necessary tool of the critic, it should henceforth be impossible to forget that these plays, written for performance, possess a theatrical and dramatic dimension that must condition our reading...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (4): 429–432.
Published: 01 December 1983
... include an opening theoretical statement-“Content and Meaning in the Drama”- explaining the critical assumptions that have guided Hume’s work, an essay on satire in The Beggar’s Opera, and an examination of the London theatrical world from the 1728 premiere of Gay’s masterpiece to the Licensing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 176–178.
Published: 01 June 1955
... to appreciate Aristophanes’ essential truthfulness and universality, the theatrical values of the Old Comedy, and the import of his satire, he made an important aesthetic discovery : the supreme value of the Aristophanic creation as comedy ; and his essay, “Vom kthetischen Werthe der griechischen Kodie...
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Modern Language Quarterly 10929010.
Published: 08 December 2023
... was made of. While we have nothing like the archive possessed by scholars of more recent theatrical traditions, we don t exactly have nothing, either. Theater historians have uncovered a wealth of demographic information about early modern audiences, including who was likeliest to go to which playhouses...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 184–191.
Published: 01 June 1981
...Joseph Wittreich Copyright © 1981 by Duke University Press 1981 1 JOHN G. DEMARAY. Milton's Theatrical Epic: The Invention and Desigti of “Paradise Lost.” Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 1980. xx + 161 pp. 16 pls. $16.50. “A LITTLE ONWARD...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 197–226.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Marcus for her groundbreaking work on Robins. 200 MLQ June 2005 aesthetic innovations that were necessary for, and the result of, her feminist politics. She strived for a new theatrical aesthetic even as she tried to maintain popular appeal. The fi gure...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 347–367.
Published: 01 December 1985
... to dramatic action, as well as a fundamental condition of theatrical life. The Winter’sTale-with its memories, fond and bitter, its plans and prophecies, its tales and ballads, and its striking leap of sixteen Sonnet 73, lines 1-2. Quotations from Shakespeare are taken from The RiversideShake...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 227–229.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Andrea Frisch Passing Judgment: The Politics and Poetics of Sovereignty in French Tragedy from Hardy to Racine . By Bilis Hélène . Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 2016 . xx + 258 pp. Copyright © 2018 by University of Washington 2018 Theatrical tragedy has long served...