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The Resource Moving performances : divas, iconicity, and remembering the modern stage, Jeanne Scheper

Moving performances : divas, iconicity, and remembering the modern stage, Jeanne Scheper

Label
Moving performances : divas, iconicity, and remembering the modern stage
Title
Moving performances
Title remainder
divas, iconicity, and remembering the modern stage
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Scheper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fabulous yet fierce, imperious yet impetuous, bossy yet bitchy - divas are figures of paradox. Their place in culture is equally contradictory, as they are simultaneously venerated and marginalized, hailed as timeless but then frequently forgotten or exhumed as cult icons by future generations. Focusing on four early twentieth-century divas - Aida Overton Walker, Loïe Fuller, Libby Holman, and Josephine Baker - who were icons in their own time, Moving Performances consider what their past and current reception reveals about changing ideas of race and gender. Jeanne Scheper examines how iconicity can actually work to the diva's detriment, reducing her to a fetish object, a grotesque, or a figure of nostalgia. Yet she also locates more productive modes of reception that reach to revive the diva's moving performances, imbuing her with an affective afterlife. As it offers innovative theorizations of performance, recpetion, and affect, Moving Performances also introduces readers to four remarkable women who worked as both cultural producers and critics, deftly subverting the tropes of exoticism, orientalism, and primitivism commonly used to dismiss women of color. Rejecting iconic depictions of these divas as frozen in a past moment, Scheper vividly demonstrates how their performances continue to inspire ongoing movements. -- from back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scheper, Jeanne
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8082
  • 791.08996073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1590.B53
LC item number
S34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women entertainers
  • Women entertainers
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • Women in the performing arts
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts
  • United States
  • African American women entertainers
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts
  • Race relations
  • Women entertainers
  • Women in the performing arts
  • United States
  • Performance
  • Schauspielerin
  • Sängerin
  • Tänzerin
  • Schwarze
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • USA
Label
Moving performances : divas, iconicity, and remembering the modern stage, Jeanne Scheper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : divas, iconicity, remembering -- The color line is always moving : Aida Overton Walker -- Transnational technologies of orientalism : Loïe Fuller's invented repertoires -- "Voices within the voice" : aural passing and Libby Holman's deracinated/reracinated sound -- "Much too busy to die" : Josephine Baker's diva iconicity -- Conclusion : diva remains
Control code
938855775
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780813585451
Lccn
2016003238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938855775
Label
Moving performances : divas, iconicity, and remembering the modern stage, Jeanne Scheper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : divas, iconicity, remembering -- The color line is always moving : Aida Overton Walker -- Transnational technologies of orientalism : Loïe Fuller's invented repertoires -- "Voices within the voice" : aural passing and Libby Holman's deracinated/reracinated sound -- "Much too busy to die" : Josephine Baker's diva iconicity -- Conclusion : diva remains
Control code
938855775
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780813585451
Lccn
2016003238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)938855775

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