Mussolini s Theatre

A vividly written portrait of Benito Mussolini, whose passion for the theatre profoundly shaped his ideology and actions as head of fascist Italy This consistently illuminating book transforms our understanding of fascism as a whole, and ...

Author: Patricia Gaborik

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108830591

Category: Drama

Page: 326

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A vividly written portrait of Benito Mussolini, whose passion for the theatre profoundly shaped his ideology and actions as head of fascist Italy This consistently illuminating book transforms our understanding of fascism as a whole, and will have strong appeal to readers in both theatre studies and modern Italian history.

Fascism and Theatre

Il cinema dei dittatori : Mussolini , Stalin , Hitler , Bologna , 1992 , pp . 43-47 . 6. See Les cents jours ( Campo di maggio ) : Trois actes et treize ...

Author: Gunter Berghaus

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571819010

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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Since the 1920s, an endless flow of studies has analyzed the political systems of fascism, theseizure of power, the nature of the regimes, the atrocities committed, and, finally, the wars waged against other countries. However, much less attention has been paid to the strategies of persuasion employed by the regimes to win over the masses for their cause. Among these, fascist propaganda has traditionally been seen as the key means of influencing public opinion. Only recently has the fascination with Fascism become a topic of enquiry that has also formed the guiding interest of this volume: it offers, for the first time, a comparative analysis of the forms and functions of theater in countries governed by fascist or para-fascist regimes. By examining a wide spectrum of theatrical manifestations in a number of States with a varying degree of fascistization, these studies establish some of the similarities and differences between the theatrical cultures of several cultures in the interwar period.

Fascism and Theatre

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Author: Gunter Berghaus

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571818774

Category: History

Page: 315

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Presents 15 essays from an interdisciplinary research project, offering a comparative analysis of the forms and functions of theater in countries governed by fascist and para-fascist regimes. Topics include the cultural politics of fascist governments; the theater of politics in fascist Italy; Mussolini's "Theater of the Masses"; the influence of the Reich's Ministry of Propaganda on German theater and drama; and Jaques Copeau and popular theater in Vichy France. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Mussolini s Last Republic

We have decided to abolish all grants which had so far been given in advance to theatre managers and film directors . These grants will be replaced with ...

Author: Luisa Quartermaine

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1902454081

Category: History

Page: 265

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Italian women s theatre 1930 1960

spite of Mussolini's proposal, in fact, romantic comedy remained the most popular theatrical genre of those years, with the notorious triangle still at its ...

Author: Daniela Cavallaro

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841506081

Category: Law

Page: 402

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No other anthologies of Italian women dramatists exist than this. This is a first translation into English of four plays unknown to academic and general public. It includes introductions to each playwright, and critical analysis, historical context and performance history of their plays. It could be used in undergraduate/graduate courses on international women writers in translation, Italian literature, or women's theatre. Books about twentieth-century Italian drama seldom discuss plays by women and when they do very little is written about women dramatists before 1960, even in recent studies of contemporary Italian women's theatre. "Italian Women's Theatre, 1930-1960" redresses this imbalance by providing the first English translation of works by Paola Riccora, Anna Bonacci, Clotilde Masci, and Gici Ganzini Granata. Between 1930 and 1960 these women achieved a high degree of popularity and success, and although their names and works are now largely unknown, even among theatre practitioners and academics, these authors set the stage for the next generation of feminist theatre in the 1970s and for the development of contemporary Italian women's theatre as whole.Following a general introduction the book has four sections, each containing an introduction to the playwright - including biographical information - a translation of one of their major dramatic works, a commentary on the play and the play's performance history, and critical analysis of other works. Translations include: "It Must Have Been Giovannino", "The Fantasy Hour", "The Excluded" and "Men Are Always Right".
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Theatre Symposium Vol 28

In the case of these Mussolini postcards, the images printed on them demonstrate the sentiments of the memento (was it pro- Mussolini or anti- fascist?);

Author: Andrew Gibb

Publisher: Theatre Symposium

ISBN: 9780817370152

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

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Theatre History Studies 2018

Mussolini's passion for the theatre is a central concern of my forthcoming monograph, which is the major fruit of the larger project I mention at the start ...

Author: Sara Freeman

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817371128

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

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Theatre History Studies (THS) is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-America Theatre Conference THEATRE HISTORY STUDIES, VOLUME 37 STEFAN AQUILINA Meyerhold and The Revolution: A Reading through Henri Lefebvre’s Theories on “Everyday Life” VIVIAN APPLER “Shuffled Together under the Name of a Farce”: Finding Nature in Aphra Behn’s The Emperor of the Moon KRISTI GOOD Kate Soffel’s Life of Crime: A Gendered Journey from Warden’s Wife to Criminal Actress PETER A. CAMPBELL Staging Ajax’s Suicide: A Historiography BRIAN E. G. COOK Rousing Experiences: Theatre, Politics, and Change MEGAN LEWIS Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes: Brett Bailey’s Exhibit B and the Consequences of Staging the Colonial Gaze PATRICIA GABORIK Taking the Theatre to the People: Performance Sponsorship and Regulation in Mussolini’s Italy ILINCA TODORUT AND ANTHONY SORGE To Image and to Imagine: Walid Raad, Rabih Mouré, and the Arab Spring SHULAMITH LEV-ALADGEM Where Has the Political Theatre in Israel Gone? Rethinking the Concept of Political Theatre Today CHRISTINE WOODWORTH “Equal Rights By All Means!”: Beatrice Forbes-Robertson’s 1910 Suffrage Matinee and the Onstage Junction of the US And UK Franchise Movements LURANA DONNELS O’MALLEY “Why I Wrote the Phyllis Wheatley Pageant-Play”: Mary Church Terrell’s Bicentennial Activism JULIET GUZZETTA The Lasting Theatre of Dario Fo and Franca Rame ASHLEY E. LUCAS Chavez Ravine: Culture Clash and the Political Project of Rewriting History NOE MONTEZ The Heavy Lifting: Resisting the Obama Presidency’s Neoliberalist Conceptions of the American Dream in Kristoffer Diaz’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Mussolini s Dream Factory

That Freddi was almost certainly wrong in his belief that Mussolini was not an active or covert promoter of Myriam is demonstrated by the way cinema formed ...

Author: Stephen Gundle

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782382454

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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The intersection between film stardom and politics is an understudied phenomenon of Fascist Italy, despite the fact that the Mussolini regime deemed stardom important enough to warrant sustained attention and interference. Focused on the period from the start of sound cinema to the final end of Fascism in 1945, this book examines the development of an Italian star system and evaluates its place in film production and distribution. The performances and careers of several major stars, including Isa Miranda, Vittorio De Sica, Amedeo Nazzari, and Alida Valli, are closely analyzed in terms of their relationships to the political sphere and broader commercial culture, with consideration of their fates in the aftermath of Fascism. A final chapter explores the place of the stars in popular memory and representations of the Fascist film world in postwar cinema.

The Burgtheater and Austrian Identity

Theatre and Cultural Politics in Vienna, 1918-38 Robert Pyrah ... pseudo-Napoleonic words of Mussolini's have their typical, jauntily intolerant flourish].

Author: Robert Pyrah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351196093

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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"The collapse of the Habsburg monarchy in 1918 galvanized discussion about national identity in the new Republic of Austria. As Robert Pyrah shows in this thoroughly documented study, the complex identity politics of interwar Austria were played out in the theatres of Vienna, which enjoyed a cultural prominence rarely matched in other countries. By 1934, productions across the city were being co-opted to serve the newly patriotic cause of the Dollfuss and Schuschnigg regimes, and the Burgtheater, once known as the first German stage, had been transformed into a national theatre for Austria. Using case studies of key productions and a wealth of previously unseen archival material, Pyrah sheds new light on artistic and ideological developments throughout the period, including the neglected earlier years. He documents previously unexplored overlaps in the cultural programmes of Left and Right, and unearths evidence that key institutions were subverted by the Right well before the suspension of parliamentary rule in 1933."

Mussolini s War

The Mediterranean Theatre 3. North Africa 4. Yugoslavia 5. Abyssinia 6. The Greek-Albanian Theatre 1940–41 7. The Russian Theatre: CSIR, July 1941–42 8.

Author: John Gooch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241185711

Category: History

Page: 576

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON MEDAL FOR MILITARY HISTORY 2021 A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 From an acclaimed military historian, the definitive account of Italy's experience of the Second World War While staying closely aligned with Hitler, Mussolini remained carefully neutral until the summer of 1940. Then, with the wholly unexpected and sudden collapse of the French and British armies, Mussolini declared war on the Allies in the hope of making territorial gains in southern France and Africa. This decision proved a horrifying miscalculation, dooming Italy to its own prolonged and unwinnable war, immense casualties and an Allied invasion in 1943 which ushered in a terrible new era for the country. John Gooch's new book is the definitive account of Italy's war experience. Beginning with the invasion of Abyssinia and ending with Mussolini's arrest, Gooch brilliantly portrays the nightmare of a country with too small an industrial sector, too incompetent a leadership and too many fronts on which to fight. Everywhere - whether in the USSR, the Western Desert or the Balkans - Italian troops found themselves against either better-equipped or more motivated enemies. The result was a war entirely at odds with the dreams of pre-war Italian planners - a series of desperate improvizations against Allies who could draw on global resources and against whom Italy proved helpless. This remarkable book rightly shows the centrality of Italy to the war, outlining the brief rise and disastrous fall of the Italian military campaign. 'It is hard to imagine a finer account, both of the sweep of Italy's wars, and of the characters caught up in them' Caroline Moorhead, The Guardian

The Classic Noh Theatre of Japan

The Noh plays of Japan have been compared to the greatest of Greek tragedies for their evocative, powerful poetry and splendor of emotional intensity.

Author: Ernest Fenollosa

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 081120152X

Category: Drama

Page: 163

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The Noh plays of Japan have been compared to the greatest of Greek tragedies for their evocative, powerful poetry and splendor of emotional intensity.


A small group acting independently of Malatesta placed bombs in various buildings in Milan, including a power station and the Diana Theatre.

Author: Jasper Ridley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461741794

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) was the founder of Fascism and iron-fisted ruler of Italy for two decades. He was also an extremely able politician who won the esteem of many statesmen—including Winston Churchill and influential persons in the United States. This biography describes Mussolini's childhood; his education (including his suspension from school for attacking other boys with knives); his World War I experiences and severe wounding; his involvement in, and eventual expulsion from the revolutionary Italian Socialist Party; his numerous love affairs, his early career as a journalist and his rise to power and brutal rule.

Mussolini s Greek Island

The passion for music and theatre in Ermoupolis in the nineteenth century still inspires novelists today.41 A flourishing publishing industry testified to ...

Author: Sheila Lecoeur

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857738295

Category: History

Page: 272

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A powerful and unique study of the realities and long-term impact of occupation, "Mussolini's Greek Island" reveals the Italian dictator's imperial vision, the mechanisms of Italian occupation and its tragic consequences. The small island of Syros is a vital entry-point illuminating Italian imperialism - its ethos, fascist connection, pretension and administrative achievements, marred by famine. Here Lecoeur examines the devastating effects of war and occupation on the local community - starvation, corruption and survival - and, drawing on local archives and interviews with survivors, offers new insight into this crucial but little known episode. Enriching our understanding of Mussolini's hegemonic visions and the mechanisms of occupation, a key issue of our times, this path-breaking book will appeal to scholars of fascism, World War II and military occupation in general.

Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni

A clear sign of Mussolini's substantial disinterest in theatre. Nevertheless, it cannot be said that he cut himselfofffrom all things theatrical.45 This ...

Author: Scott Malia

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739181928

Category: Literary Criticism

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Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni explores the relationship between directorial aesthetic and the dramatic canon. Scott Malia examines how director Giorgio Stehler established his own reputation while bolstering that of playwright Carlo Goldoni in the international canon.

The Theatre of E E Cummings

MUSSOLINI: I'm talking about something important, damn it all. THIRD FAIRY (Timidly): If it is permitted to ask—have you lynched some more communists, ...

Author: E. E. Cummings

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871403490

Category: Drama

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The complete collection of E. E. Cummings’s writing for the stage, from the most inventive poet of the twentieth century. The Theatre of E. E. Cummings collects in their entirety Cummings’s long out-of-print theatrical works: the plays HIM (1927), Anthropos (1930), and Santa Claus (1946), and the ballet treatment Tom (1935). In HIM, a creatively blocked artist and his lover, Me, struggle to bridge the impasse in their relationship and in his art. In Anthropos, a Platonic parable, three “infrahumans” brainstorm slogans while a man sketches on a cave wall; and in Santa Claus, Death and Saint Nick exchange identities. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is reimagined as dance, transforming the novel into a symbolic attack against Evil itself. Cummings’s prodigious creativity is on display in each of these works, which are ultimately about the place of the artist outside of society. “DON’T TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT, LET IT TRY TO UNDERSTAND YOU,” Cummings famously wrote about his intentions for the stage. Thoughtful and witty, Cummings’s dramas are an integral part of his canon.

National Theatres in a Changing Europe

and means of mobilization – brought the theatre to the people in an attempt to ... circulated during the ventennio [the two decades of Mussolini's rule].

Author: S. Wilmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582910

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

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Examining the ways in which national theatres have formed and evolved over time, this new collection highlights the difficulties these institutions encounter today, in an environment where nationalism and national identity are increasingly contested by global, transnational and local agendas, and where economic forces create conflicting demands.

From World War to Cold War

Mussolini's power even in the late 1930s was never as absolute as Hitler's. ... Moreover, the Americans were also drawn into that theatre in 1942, ...

Author: David Reynolds

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199284115

Category: History

Page: 363

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The 1940s was probably the most dramatic and decisive decade of the 20th century. This volume explores the Second World War and the origins of the Cold War from the vantage point of two of the great powers of that era, Britain and the USA, and of their wartime leaders, Churchill and Roosevelt. It also looks at their chequered relations with Stalin and at how the Grand Alliance crumbled into an undesired Cold War.But this is not simply a story of top-level diplomacy. David Reynolds explores the social and cultural implications of the wartime Anglo-American alliance, particularly the impact of nearly three million GIs on British life, and reflects more generally on the importance of cultural issues in the study of international history. This book persistently challenges popular stereotypes - for instance on Churchill in 1940 or his Iron Curtain speech. It probes cliches such as 'the special relationship'and even 'the Second World War'. And it offers new views of the familiar, such as the Fall of France in 1940 or Franklin Roosevelt as 'the wheelchair president'. Incisive and readable, written by a leading international historian, these essays encourage us to rethink our understanding of thismomentous period in world history.

The Noh Theatre of Japan

This outstanding, scholarly work by an American-born authority on Chinese and Japanese art and literature, edited and translated by one of the most ambitious, influential, and innovative poets of the first half of the 20th century, provides ...

Author: Ernest Fenollosa

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486436999

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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This outstanding, scholarly work by an American-born authority on Chinese and Japanese art and literature, edited and translated by one of the most ambitious, influential, and innovative poets of the first half of the 20th century, provides Western readers with a valuable interpretation of an important aspect of Japanese culture. In addition to the complete translations of 15 plays, the text discusses historical background and development of the Noh theater.

Theatre survey

Mussolini thus ensured that d'Annunzio , then at the height of his popularity , would not urge his followers to oppose Mussolini's plans .



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Shakespeare and Tyranny

How far did Shakespeare's theatrical portrayal of the Roman consul affect Mussolini's perception of the real, historical Caesar?

Author: Keith Gregor

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443867702

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book brings together a selection of essays on the reception and dissemination of Shakespeare’s plays in England and beyond from the 17th century to the present. Written from the perspective of a nation or cluster of nations in which Shakespeare has been used either to reflect, legitimize or challenge different versions of authoritarian rule, each of the chapters offers a picture of Shakespeare as unwitting commentator on some of the most significant and unsettling political events in Europe and elsewhere. Illustrating and analyzing changing attitudes to Shakespeare and his work in various tyrannical and post-tyrannical contexts in both Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa and South America, the volume provides insights into issues like the role of censorship and self-censorship in the revision and production of Shakespearean material; institutional controls on the dissemination and publication of Shakespeare’s work; assumptions and techniques in the staging of his plays; state intervention in the elaboration of a Shakespeare “canon”; the role of Shakespeare in the construction of identity under tyranny; and the pertinence or otherwise of the subversion/containment paradigm following events such as the collapse of communism and the so-called “Arab Spring”.