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The Resource The elocutionists : women, music, and the spoken word, Marian Wilson Kimber

The elocutionists : women, music, and the spoken word, Marian Wilson Kimber

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The elocutionists : women, music, and the spoken word
Title
The elocutionists
Title remainder
women, music, and the spoken word
Statement of responsibility
Marian Wilson Kimber
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emerging in the 1850s, elocutionists recited poetry or drama with music to create a new type of performance. The genre--dominated by women--achieved remarkable popularity. Yet the elocutionists and their art fell into total obscurity during the twentieth century. Marian Wilson Kimber restores elocution with music to its rightful place in performance history. Gazing through the lenses of gender and genre, Wilson Kimber argues that these female artists transgressed the previous boundaries between private and public domains. Their performances advocated for female agency while also contributing to a new social construction of gender. Elocutionists, proud purveyors of wholesome entertainment, pointedly contrasted their "acceptable" feminine attributes against those of morally suspect actresses. As Wilson Kimber shows, their influence far outlived their heyday. Women, the primary composers of melodramatic compositions, did nothing less than create a tradition that helped shape the history of American music"--
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DLC
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1960-
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Wilson Kimber, Marian
Dewey number
808.5/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4145
LC item number
.K56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Music in American life
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  • Oral interpretation
  • Elocutionists
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women performance artists
  • Music theater
  • Readers' theater
  • Choral speaking
  • Oral reading
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • Choral speaking
  • Elocutionists
  • Music theater
  • Oral interpretation
  • Oral reading
  • Readers' theater
  • Women and literature
  • Women performance artists
  • United States
Label
The elocutionists : women, music, and the spoken word, Marian Wilson Kimber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
946905386
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780252040719
Lccn
2016023977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946905386
Label
The elocutionists : women, music, and the spoken word, Marian Wilson Kimber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
946905386
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780252040719
Lccn
2016023977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946905386

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