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Introduction

Liz Conor

Liz Conor is Research Fellow in the Dept of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and author of The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s and co-editor of Double Take: Colonial Visualities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...The modern era has again and again been defined not only by innovative ideas, technologies, and modes of production but by the velocity of their circulation and exchange. The ethos of modernity has been characterized as voluble, skittish...

Introduction: Cartographing the Long Nineteenth Century

Peter W. Marx

Peter W. Marx is Professor at the Institute for Media Culture and Theater, University of Cologne, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The period comprised in this volume is genuinely a ‘performing century’ Davis and Holland 2007. or even a ‘theatrical age’. Marx 2008. This diagnosis is not only true with respect...

Communities of Production: A Materialist Reading with an Offstage View

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...On 7 November 1920, 8,000 performers gathered around Petrograd’s city square facing the Winter Palace to recreate the revolutionary event that had occurred there three years earlier; the Bolsheviks selected this stage as the ideal symbol...

Introduction: Theatre and the Enlightenment Matrix

Mechele Leon

Mechele Leon is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre at the University of Kansas, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...In the time between Marvin Carlson’s The Theatre of the French Revolution (1966) and Mark Darlow’s Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra (2012), something happened more than simply the passing of forty-six...

Introduction

Kim M. Phillips

Kim M. Phillips is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and author of Medieval Maidens: Young Women and Gender in England, 1275-1540 and co-author of Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Who are women? Who are they? Are they serpents, wolves, lions, dragons, vipers, or rapacious, devouring beasts and enemies of humanity? Then read this Art [of Love]: learn how to invent ruses! Take them forcefully! Deceive them! Insult...

Introduction

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1995, a leading medieval historian published an essay entitled “Why All the Fuss about the Medieval Body?”Caroline Walker Bynum, “Why All the Fuss about the Body? A Medievalist’s Perspective,” Critical Inquiry 22 (Autumn 1995): 1–33...

Technologies of Performance

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Were we required to characterize this age of ours by any single epithet, we should be tempted to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional, Philosophical or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age. It is the Age of Machinery...

Technologies of Performance: Machinic Staging and Corporeal Choreographies

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Contradictions are our only hope!The past century witnessed a series of technological revolutions that deeply impacted the social relations and cultural productions of their time. In this chapter, we review technological production from...

Introduction: Medieval Theatre Makes History

Jody Enders

Jody Enders is Distinguished Professor of French at the University of California, Santa Barbara USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Imagine that the year is 1350. Slowly but surely, feudal lordships have given way to burgeoning urbanization; the Crusades are over but their legacy lives on; a shift in Japanese political power moves the shoguns to Kyoto; Ottoman Turks...

Prostitution

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1877 the newly installed governor of Hong Kong, Sir John Pope-Hennessy, learned to his dismay that two Chinese women, A-Sau and Tai-Yau, had fallen to their deaths while being chased across rooftops of the brothel district by officers...