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The Resource "Deep play" : John Gay and the invention of modernity, Dianne Dugaw

"Deep play" : John Gay and the invention of modernity, Dianne Dugaw

Label
"Deep play" : John Gay and the invention of modernity
Title
"Deep play"
Title remainder
John Gay and the invention of modernity
Statement of responsibility
Dianne Dugaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A major rereading of John Gay, this study shows that Gay's satiric preoccupations disclose the key intellectual, ethical, aesthetic, and sociopolitical underpinnings of the modern era. Such works as The Beggar's Opera, Trivia, Achilles, and The Shepherd's Week map the dynamics of the emerging capitalist order of eighteenth-century Britain. Distinguishing "popular" from "polite" culture and making rich use of both, Gay's satires encode the stratifying categories of our modern world of striving individuals: genders, social classes, ethnic and racial identities, and sexual orientations. "Deep Play" uncovers a diverse cultural context for Gay's work, providing song texts, musical examples, dance diagrams, portraits and engravings."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dugaw, Dianne
Dewey number
821/.5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3474
LC item number
.D84 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Invention (Rhetoric)
  • Satire, English
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Literature and society
  • Gay, John
Label
"Deep play" : John Gay and the invention of modernity, Dianne Dugaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Metaleptic methods: 1. The beggar's opera in the twentieth century : Brecht, Havel, and Ayckbourn rewrite Macheath ; 2. Dangerous sissy : the life of John Gay and the making of a "manly" canon ; 3. Apollo, Bowzybeus, and Molly Mog : popular culture, print markets, and oral traditions ; 4. Virgil upended : literary tradition, mock pastoral, and social rank -- pt. 2. Mapping the new order : rank and mobility, gender and sexuality, culture and nature: 5. Village mumming on an urban stage: The what-d'ye-call-it and Three hours after marriage ; 6. Opera, gender, and social strata : Gay and Handel's Aci and Galatea ; 7. Popular songs and the politics of heroism : the "beggar's" operas ; 8. Country dancing and the satire of empire in Polly ; 9. Sexuality, the middling sort, and the invention of "camp" : Achilles in petticoats ; 10. Lessons of the "natural" world from Gay to William Blake : the animal fables
Control code
44019137
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780874137316
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00031518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Label
"Deep play" : John Gay and the invention of modernity, Dianne Dugaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Metaleptic methods: 1. The beggar's opera in the twentieth century : Brecht, Havel, and Ayckbourn rewrite Macheath ; 2. Dangerous sissy : the life of John Gay and the making of a "manly" canon ; 3. Apollo, Bowzybeus, and Molly Mog : popular culture, print markets, and oral traditions ; 4. Virgil upended : literary tradition, mock pastoral, and social rank -- pt. 2. Mapping the new order : rank and mobility, gender and sexuality, culture and nature: 5. Village mumming on an urban stage: The what-d'ye-call-it and Three hours after marriage ; 6. Opera, gender, and social strata : Gay and Handel's Aci and Galatea ; 7. Popular songs and the politics of heroism : the "beggar's" operas ; 8. Country dancing and the satire of empire in Polly ; 9. Sexuality, the middling sort, and the invention of "camp" : Achilles in petticoats ; 10. Lessons of the "natural" world from Gay to William Blake : the animal fables
Control code
44019137
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780874137316
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00031518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music

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