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Women in the arts in the Belle Epoque : essays on influential artists, writers, and performers /
edited by Paul Fryer.
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012], c2012
description
viii, 229 p. ; 26 cm
ISBN
078646075X (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786460755 (softcover : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012], c2012
isbn
078646075X (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786460755 (softcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
8886543
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Paul Fryer is associate director of research and director of the Stanislavski Centre at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. He is co-editor of the e.journal Stanislavski Studies and lives in Kent, United Kingdom.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work explores the role played by women practitioners in the arts during the period often referred to as the Belle Epoque, a turn of the century period in which modern media began to become a reality.
Main Description
This collection of new essays explores the role played by women practitioners in the arts during the period often referred to as the Belle Epoque, a turn of the century period in which the modern media (audio and film recording, broadcasting, etc.) began to become a reality. Exploring the careers and creative lives of both the famous (Sarah Bernhardt) and the less so (Pauline Townsend) across a remarkable range of artistic activity from composition through oratory to fine art and film directing, these essays attempt to reveal, in some cases for the first time, women's true impact on the arts at the turn of the 19th century.
Table of Contents
Introduction: But Where Were the Women?p. 1
Sarah Bernhardt: Artist and Mythologistp. 12
Pauline Sherwood Townsend: American Proponent of Expression and Pageantryp. 28
Lillie Langtry: From "Professional Beauty" to International Iconp. 48
Fashioning Herself a Lady: Anna Cora Mowatt's "Bold Experiment"p. 61
Ida Rubinstein, Fixer Fatalep. 79
Loïe Fuller's "Orgy of Color": Modernity, Eternity and the Folies-Bergèrep. 97
Sculpture in Motion: Nina Simonovich-Efimova and the Petrushka Theatrep. 118
Keeping the House: Augusta Gregory and the National Theatre of Irelandp. 136
Caldwell, Donnelly and Young: Women Writing in the American Musical Theatrep. 150
Armande de Polignac: An Aristocratic Compositrice in Fin-de-siècle Parisp. 165
The Most Artistic Lady Artist on Earth: Vesta Victoriap. 186
The Graphic Power of Käthe Kollwitzp. 210
About the Contributorsp. 225
Indexp. 227
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