Nineteenth-century theatre and performance, in other words, are neither
preceded nor succeeded by a more valid (literary and recondite) aesthetic.”
Bratton sketches what is the abiding problem with nineteenth-century British
Author: T. Davis
Category: Performing Arts
This book looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in Nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland. On subjects as varied as the vogue for fairy plays to the representation of economics to the work of a parliamentary committee in regulating theatres, the authors redefine what theatre and performance in the Nineteenth century might be.
Most of us come to the performance of 16th‐century polyphony with ideas and
concepts from later music—we approach it in just the same manner that we
approach later music, read it just the way we read later music, try and find the
Author: Anne Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Most modern performers, trained on the performance practices of the Classical and Romantic periods, come to the music of the Renaissance with well-honed but anachronistic ideas. Fundamental differences between 16th-century repertoire and that of later epochs thus tend to be overlooked-yet it is just these differences which can make a performance truly stunning. The Performance of 16th-Century Music will enable the performer to better understand this music and advance their technical and expressive abilities. Early music specialist Anne Smith outlines several major areas of technical knowledge and skill needed to perform the music of this period. She takes readers through the significance of part-book notation; solmization; rhythmic flexibility; and elements of structure in relation to rhetoric of the time; while familiarizing them with contemporary criteria and standards of excellence for performance. Through The Performance of 16th-Century Music, today's musicians will gain fundamental insight into how 16th-century polyphony functions, and the tools necessary to perform this repertoire to its fullest, most glorious potential.
Author: Professor of Economic History Youssef CassisPublish On: 2016-09-21
THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS The overall performance of Europe's leading companies displays a surprising degree of
stability throughout the twentieth century.18 Let us first consider ROE (Table 1.1).
Author: Professor of Economic History Youssef Cassis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book originated from the idea that performance is what really matters in business and thus in business history. Yet, surprisingly, the analysis of performances has been neglected by economic and business historians. This book is a first attempt to fill this gap and in doing so provides a totally new approach to European business history. Rather than bringing together national studies, it is based on a single database, measuring performance in eight European countries according to identical criteria. The study spans the entire twentieth century, with particular attention to five benchmark moments: the height of the first globalisation on the eve of the First World War; the late 1920s boom preceding the Great Depression; the European reconstruction of the mid-1950s; the end of 'Golden Age' in the early 1970s; and the height of the second globalisation at the turn of the twenty-first century. The analysis is based on a sample of 1,225 companies, belonging to the three major European economies, Britain, France and Germany; two large south European latecomers, Italy and Spain; two smaller north western countries, Belgium and Sweden, and one small Nordic country, Finland. Performance has been measured using two ratios of profitability: return on equity (ROE) and holding return (HR), thus providing a complementary measure of profitability, the former as seen from the firm's perspective, the latter form the investor's perspective. The book's findings, at times surprising, at once confirm and infirm widely held assumptions regarding business performance - regarding strategy and structure, ownership and control, old and new industries, emerging and advanced economies.
... to the archive of nineteenthcentury literature, portraits of their careers and of
nineteenth-century authorship have remained incomplete, and Performing
Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour works to remedy
Author: Amanda Adams
Category: Literary Criticism
Expanding our understanding of what it meant to be a nineteenth-century author, Amanda Adams takes up the concept of performative, embodied authorship in relationship to the transatlantic lecture tour. Adams argues that these tours were a central aspect of nineteenth-century authorship, at a time when authors were becoming celebrities and celebrities were international. Spanning the years from 1834 to 1904, Adams’s book examines the British lecture tours of American authors such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Mark Twain, and the American lecture tours of British writers that include Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, and Matthew Arnold. Adams concludes her study with a discussion of Henry James, whose American lecture tour took place after a decades-long absence. In highlighting the wide range of authors who participated in this phenomenon, Adams makes a case for the lecture tour as a microcosm for nineteenth-century authorship in all its contradictions and complexity.
Author: Professor Bennett ZonPublish On: 2013-01-28
Peter Holman Wehave become accustomed overthelast few decades to
performances and recordingsofBaroque music that attemptto revive the performing style ofthe eighteenth century. The orchestra will consist of old
instruments or more ...
Author: Professor Bennett Zon
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Temperley is the first book to focus upon aspects of performance in the broader context of nineteenth-century British musical culture. In four Parts, 'Musical Cultures', 'Societies', 'National Music' and 'Methods', this volume assesses the role music performance plays in articulating significant trends and currents of the cultural life of the period and includes articles on performance and individual instruments; orchestral and choral ensembles; church and synagogue music; music societies; cantatas; vocal albums; the middle-class salon, conducting; church music; and piano pedagogy. An introduction explores Temperley's vast contribution to musicology, highlighting his seminal importance in creating the field of nineteenth-century British music studies, and a bibliography provides an up-to-date list of his publications, including books and monographs, book chapters, journal articles, editions, reviews, critical editions, arrangements and compositions. Fittingly devoted to a significant element in Temperley's research, this book provides scholars of all nineteenth-century musical topics the opportunity to explore the richness of Britain's musical history.
Classical works for performance, he argues, can be more or less “thick” or “thin”
in their constitutive properties (S. Davies 2001, 20). An eighteenth-century work
such as Mozart's Divertimento in D, K. 136, is thin in that its prescriptions leave ...
Author: David Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts. Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts Explores ways in which the ‘classical paradigm’ might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of ‘performance art’
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater The motion performing pictures, arts drama,
are distinguished music, dance, ... in the late eighteenth century after audiences
began to attend ballet as performance separate from rather than within opera.
Author: Clifton D. Bryant
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.
Chapter 49 Raymond Williams Williams ARGUMENT : TEXT AND PERFORMANCE T HE WORD drama is used in two main ways : first , to describe
a literary work , the text of a play ; and , second , to describe the performance of
this work , its ...
Author: Michael Huxley
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Performing Arts
This selection of forty seminal texts, written by over thirty practitioners from around the world encourages performance to be considered across and between disciplines rather than presenting an historical survey.
The Schola Cantorum THE Schola Cantorum represents a culmination of
nineteenth - century efforts to improve ... for two choirs and the Allegri Miserere
on March 26 , 1891 , he opened a new period in the performance and
appreciation of ...
Author: Orpha Ochse
Publisher: Indiana University Press
The art of the organist in nineteenth-century France and Belgium is a rags-to-riches story full of extraordinary problems and changes. Devastated by the French Revolution, the organ profession rose from desperate circumstances to a period of remarkable brilliance. By the end of the nineteenth century, organ playing was enthusiastically applauded and had been thoroughly integrated in the musical life of Paris. This account is not just a record of stellar events and famous names: it includes failures, all-but-forgotten musicians, and unexpected encounters. In a carefully documented study that is both scholarly and engaging. Orpha Ochse traces three major aspects of the organist's art: the development of the secular recital, the organist as church musician, and the education of organists. In addition to presenting a comprehensive view of the organ profession in France and Belgium throughout the period, she offers a new perspective on nineteenth-century music in general.
THE PERFORMING SELF IN TWELFTH - CENTURY CULTURE by Martin
Stevens In recent times , critics have used the term “ performing self ” as a way of
identifying the artist whose work is centrally concerned with the act of his own
... English ; paper ; 48 ; seventeenth - century ink pagination on even pages only ;
348mm x 239mm ; no decoration ; generally in good condition , though the outer
leaves are stained and damaged ; fragments of a seventeenth - century paper ...
Author: Alan John Fletcher
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Category: Literary Criticism
A collection of all known documentary evidence relating to drama and performance in pre-Cromwellian Ireland.
Her book Performing Herself: AutoBiography and Fanny Kelly's Dramatic
Recollections (Manchester University Press, 2011) extends her published work
on actresses and managers in nineteenth-century theatre. Her interest in practice
Author: Baz Kershaw
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Performing Arts
How have theatre and performance research methods and methodologies engaged the expanding diversity of performing arts practices? How can students best combine performance/theatre research approaches in their projects? This book's 29 contributors provide
Chapter Five ARTISTS: CREATORS AND PERFORMERS In the performing arts,
artists are either creators of works of art — such as composers ... Over the last century, the artistic profession has been growing in both reputation and
Author: Kevin F. McCarthy
Publisher: Rand Corporation
This book examines recent trends in the performing arts and discusses howthe arts are likely to evolve in the future. It is the first book to providea comprehensive overview of the performing arts, including analysis ofopera, theater, dance, and music, in both their live and recorded forms. Theauthors focus on trends affecting four aspects of the performing arts--audiences, performers, arts organizations, and financing--and offer a visionfor the future. The book discusses the implications of current and likelyfuture developments and considers public policy issues such as publicfunding for the arts.
This volume examines a range of performance events, including work by both emergent and internationally significant companies and artists such as Rimini Protokoll, Blast Theory, dreamthinkspeak, Zecora Ura, Punchdrunk, Ontroerend Goed, Kris ...
Author: Andy Lavender
Category: Performing Arts
Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. Andy Lavender argues provocatively that after the ‘classic’ postmodern tropes of detachment, irony, and contingency, performance in the twenty-first century engages more overtly with meaning, politics and society. It involves a newly pronounced form of personal experience, often implicating the body and/or one’s sense of self. This volume examines a range of performance events, including work by both emergent and internationally significant companies and artists such as Rimini Protokoll, Blast Theory, dreamthinkspeak, Zecora Ura, Punchdrunk, Ontroerend Goed, Kris Verdonck, Dries Verhoeven, Rabih Mroué, Derren Brown and David Blaine. It also considers a wider range of cultural phenomena such as online social networking, sports events, installations, games-based work and theme parks, where principles of performance are in play. Performance in the Twenty-First Century is a compelling and provocative resource for anybody interested in discovering how performance theory can be applied to cutting-edge culture, and indeed the world around them.
1390 ROGER BOWERS In any attempt at reconstructing an artistically acceptable performance of a piece of ... the manuscripts which preserve English polyphony
of the fourteenth century emulate their continental counterparts exactly in this ...
Author: Stanley Boorman
Publisher: CUP Archive
This volume presents a series of important essays on some of the problems involved in attempting to perform music of the late Middle Ages.
ADORATION of the eighteenth-century periodical has been my constant
companion for nearly ten years now, a decade during which I have been
ceaselessly buoyed by the support of many extraordinary people and institutions.
In particular I ...
Author: Manushag N. Powell
Publisher: Lexington Books
This book embraces periodicals across the first two-thirds of the eighteenth century to argue that this mode of writing, packed with humor and verve, originates the figure of the mass market author as a literary character. The author posits that, at the same time, periodicals harbor inescapable doubts as to whether such a character is sustainable.
The common law and statute law with respect to performing right in dramatic and
musical pieces is the same . The exclusive right of performance endures for forty -
two years , or for the term of the life of the person entitled to the right , and ...
performance scholars continued to theorize the relationships between self, other,
and culture. Just as Fine and Speer found value in gathering and performing
stories from disparate cultural groups, many who performed personal narratives ...
Author: Pat J. Gehrke
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication. Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.
The Rise of the Actress in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia ]ulie A. Cassiday By
the close of the nineteenth century, the performing arts had not only taken firm
root across the vast expanse of the Russian empire, but also become one of the ...
Author: Wendy Rosslyn
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
"This collection of essays examines the lives of women across Russia--from wealthy noblewomen in St Petersburg to desperately poor peasants in Siberia--discussing their interaction with the Church and the law, and their rich contribution to music, art, literature and theatre. It shows how women struggled for greater autonomy and, both individually and collectively, developed a dynamic presence in Russia's culture and society"--Publisher's description.
INTRODUCTION THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT There is a recognised history of
women and performance in England in the seventeenth century . It suggests that ,
although at the outset of the century women were prohibited from performing on ...
Author: John Fletcher
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This is a groundbreaking edition of three seventeenth-century plays that all engage in diverse and exciting ways with questions of gender and performance. The collection makes the texts of three much-discussed plays--John Fletcher's "The Wild-Goose Chase," James Shirley's "The Bird in a Cage," and Margaret Cavendish's "The Convent of Pleasure"--available together in a full scholarly edition for the first time.