Staging the World

Author: Rebecca E. Karl
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822383529
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Political Science

In Staging the World Rebecca E. Karl rethinks the production of nationalist discourse in China during the late Qing period, between China’s defeat in the Sino-Japanese War in 1895 and the proclamation of the Republic in 1911. She argues that at this historical moment a growing Chinese identification with what we now call the Third World first made the modern world visible as a totality and that the key components of Chinese nationalist discourse developed in reference to this worldview. The emergence of Chinese nationalism during this period is often portrayed as following from China’s position vis-à-vis Japan and the West. Karl has mined the archives of the late Qing period to discern the foci of Chinese intellectuals from 1895 to 1911 to assert that even though the China/Japan/West triangle was crucial, it alone is an incomplete—and therefore flawed—model of the development of nationalism in China. Although the perceptions and concerns of these thinkers form the basis of Staging the World, Karl begins by examining a 1904 Shanghai production of an opera about a fictional partition of Poland and its modern reincarnation as an ethno-nation. By focusing on the type of dialogue this opera generated in China, Karl elucidates concepts such as race, colonization, globalization, and history. From there, she discusses how Chinese conceptions of nationalism were affected by the “discovery” of Hawai’i as a center of the Pacific, the Philippine revolution against the United States, and the relationship between nationality and ethnicity made apparent by the Boer War in South Africa.

Staging the World

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ISBN: OCLC:743401516
Release Date: 2009
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DIVAn historical analysis of how the Chinese constructed their understandings of their place in the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries./div

Staging the World

Author: Ida Ostenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199215973
Release Date: 2009-05-21
Genre: History

An illustrated study of the Roman triumphal procession which asks the questions: What was displayed? How was it paraded? What was the response? Ida Ostenberg analyses the stories the Roman triumph told about the defeated and the ideas it transmitted about Rome itself.

The Economics of Staging the Olympics

Author: Holger Preuss
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781008698
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book arises from the need to analyse, in detail, the various economic aspects that the Olympic Games mean for host cities. Since 1984 increasingly more cities in the world have announced their interest in staging the Olympic Games, making it a festival with significant economic dimensions. What followed have been economic triumphs and tragedies, glories and fiascos - all are included in the 36 years of Olympic history reviewed in this book." - foreword.

Shakespeare

Author: Jonathan Bate
Publisher:
ISBN: 0714128287
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Drama

Authoritative, surprising, evocative and original, Shakespeare: staging the world offers a completely new approach to one of the most exceptional creative imaginations in history. While matters of religion, trade and war were being contested, the role of the playwright developed to inform, persuade and provoke debate on the concerns of the day. This richly illustrated book presents an extraordinary collection of objects from the British Museum's unrivalled collection, as well as key pieces from Britain and elsewhere. Simon Forman's diary of 1611 gives a vivid account of attending a contemporary performance of A Winter's Tale; a dagger fished from the Thames gives new resonance to the gang violence of Romeo and Juliet; while Guy Fawkes's lantern illustrates the Catholic counterculture revealed through the failed Gunpowder Plot, which was later to prove the inspiration for Macbeth. Shakespeare: staging the world is a fascinating view of the early modern world through the eyes of Shakespeare, his players and audiences. "A fascinating account of Shakespeare's cosmopolitan world, illustrated with breathtaking images that bring to life the rich material culture that shaped Shakespeare's writings and his age. This is a superb volume, one that will have pride of place on my bookshelf." -Professor James Shapiro, author of 1599 and Contested Wil

Staging the Real

Author: R. W. Kilborn
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719056829
Release Date: 2003-11-29
Genre: Performing Arts

The first part of the book considers the origins of these new factual/documentary formats and assesses the institutional factors which have promoted their growth. Later chapters focuse on the inexorable rise of the docu-soap and reality game-docs.

Staging the Holocaust

Author: Claude Schumacher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521624150
Release Date: 1998-09-24
Genre: Drama

'To portray the Holocaust, one has to create a work of art', says Claude Lanzmann, the director of Shoah. However, can the Holocaust be turned into theatre? Is it possible to portray on stage events that, by their monstrosity, defy human comprehension? These are the questions addressed by the playwrights and the scholars featured in this book. Their essays present and analyse plays performed in Israel, America, France, Italy, Poland and, of course, Germany. The style of presentation ranges from docudramas to avant-garde performances, from realistic impersonation of historical figures to provocative and nightmarish spectacles. The book is illustrated with original production photographs and some rare drawings and documents; it also contains an important descriptive bibliography of more than two hundred Holocaust plays.

Staging The Nutcracker

Author: Mikhail Shemi︠a︡kin
Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
ISBN: UCSC:32106016898733
Release Date: 2001-09-22
Genre: Art

Staging the Nutcracker is an extraordinary record of artist Mihail Chemiakin's commission from the legendary Kirov Ballet for a new staging of The Nutcracker ballet. His innovative new costumes, exquisite sketches, paintings, watercolors and maquettes reveal a powerful imagination at work. Fanciful and dainty characters from previous productions have been transformed into lively creatures, drawing you into Chemiakin's brilliant world of visual surprises where the ordinary unravels into the extraordinary. The simplest objects -- the grandfather's shoe, or the Christmas tree, bees and candies, hats and coats -- take on odd shapes and sizes, like out of control cartoon characters. Essays from leading figures in the world of Russian Ballet world explore the challenges Chemiakin faced working on one of the most important Commissions in the world of ballet. Whether you are an avid fan of the Nutcracker ballet, a student of theater and costume design, or an art lover, Staging the Nutcracker is a richly illustrated record and a treasured heirloom that will delight and inspire for years to come. Staging the Nutcracker is the companion to the International tour scheduled which launched in St. Petersburg in Nov 2000 and will tour to the NYC Metropolitan Opera, London's Covent Garden, and Milan's La Scala.

Staging the War

Author: Albert Wertheim
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253110858
Release Date: 2004-03-16
Genre: History

What happened in American drama in the years between the Depression and the conclusion of World War II? How did war make its impact on the theatre? More important, how was drama used during the war years to shape American beliefs and actions? Albert Wertheim's Staging the War brings to light the important role played by the drama during what might arguably be called the most important decade in American history. As much of the country experienced the dislocation of military service and work in war industries, the dramatic arts registered the enormous changes to the boundaries of social classes, ethnicities, and gender roles. In research ranging over more than 150 plays, Wertheim discusses some of the well-known works of the period, including The Time of Your Life, Our Town, Watch on the Rhine, and All My Sons. But he also uncovers little-known and largely unpublished plays for the stage and radio, by such future luminaries as Arthur Miller and Frank Loesser, including those written at the behest of the U.S. government or as U.S.O. musicals. The American son of refugees who escaped the Third Reich in 1937, Wertheim gives life to this vital period in American history.

Staging the New Berlin

Author: Claire Colomb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136489365
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Political Science

This book explores the politics of place marketing and the process of ‘urban reinvention’ in Berlin between 1989 and 2011. In the context of the dramatic socio-economic restructuring processes, changes in urban governance and physical transformation of the city following the Fall of the Wall, the ‘new’ Berlin was not only being built physically, but staged for visitors and Berliners and marketed to the world through events and image campaigns which featured the iconic architecture of large-scale urban redevelopment sites. Public-private partnerships were set up specifically to market the ‘new Berlin’ to potential investors, tourists, Germans and the Berliners themselves. The book analyzes the images of the city and the narrative of urban change, which were produced over two decades. In the 1990s three key sites were turned into icons of the ‘new Berlin’: the new Postdamer Platz, the new government quarter, and the redeveloped historical core of the Friedrichstadt. Eventually, the entire inner city was ‘staged’ through a series of events which turned construction sites into tourist attractions. New sites and spaces gradually became part of the 2000s place marketing imagery and narrative, as urban leaders sought to promote the ‘creative city’. By combining urban political economy and cultural approaches from the disciplines of urban politics, geography, sociology and planning, the book contributes to a better understanding of the interplay between the symbolic ‘politics of representation’ through place marketing and the politics of urban development and place making in contemporary urban governance.

Staging the War

Author: Albert Wertheim
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253110858
Release Date: 2004-03-16
Genre: History

What happened in American drama in the years between the Depression and the conclusion of World War II? How did war make its impact on the theatre? More important, how was drama used during the war years to shape American beliefs and actions? Albert Wertheim's Staging the War brings to light the important role played by the drama during what might arguably be called the most important decade in American history. As much of the country experienced the dislocation of military service and work in war industries, the dramatic arts registered the enormous changes to the boundaries of social classes, ethnicities, and gender roles. In research ranging over more than 150 plays, Wertheim discusses some of the well-known works of the period, including The Time of Your Life, Our Town, Watch on the Rhine, and All My Sons. But he also uncovers little-known and largely unpublished plays for the stage and radio, by such future luminaries as Arthur Miller and Frank Loesser, including those written at the behest of the U.S. government or as U.S.O. musicals. The American son of refugees who escaped the Third Reich in 1937, Wertheim gives life to this vital period in American history.

Staging the Renaissance

Author: David Scott Kastan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136758249
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

The essays in Staging the Renaissance show the theatre to be the site of a rich confluence of cultural forces, the place where social meanings are both formed and transformed. The volume unites some of the most challenging issues in contemporary Renaissance studies and some of our best-known critics, including Stephen Orgel, Margaret Ferguson, Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Goldberg, Marjorie Garber, Lisa Jardine, and Jonathan Dollimore-- demonstrating the variety and vitality not only of contemporary criticism, but of Renaissance drama itself.

Staging the UK

Author: Jen Harvie
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719062136
Release Date: 2005-11-29
Genre: Drama

This text examines some of the most important performance in Britain from the mid-1980s into the new millennium. It considers contemporary British theatre in relation to national and supranational identities, critical concepts like globalisation and diaspora, and contemporary contexts such as the election of New Labour.

Staging the Past

Author: Maria Bucur
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557531617
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

This volume contains three sections of essays which examine the role of commemoration and public celebrations in the creation of a national identity in Habsburg lands. It also seeks to engage historians of culture and of nationalism in other geographic fields as well as colleagues who work on Habsburg Central Europe, but write about nationalism from different vantage points. There is hope that this work will help generate a dialogue, especially with colleagues who live in the regions that were analyzed. Many of the authors consider the commemorations discussed in this volume from very different points of view, as they themselves are strongly rooted in a historical context that remains much closer to the nationalism we critique.