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Author Ziolkowski, Jan M., 1956- author.

Title The juggler of Notre Dame and the medievalizing of modernity. Volume 4, Picture that : making a show of the jongleur / Jan M. Ziolkowski.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (520 pages) : 340 colour illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Note Available through Open Book Publishers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-476) and index.
Contents Note to the Reader -- 1. The Composer ; The Jongleur in the Circle of Richard Wagner ; Tannhäuser ; The Medievalesque Oeuvre of Jules Massenet ; The Tall Tale of the Libretto ; The Middle Ages of the Opera ; Sage Wisdom ; Juggling Secular and Ecclesiastical ; The Jongleur of Monte Carlo ; Jean, Bénédictine, and Selling Gothic ; The Musician of Women ; The All-Male Cast -- 2. The Diva ; Mary Garden Takes America ; Oscar Hammerstein I ; Making a Travesti of Massenet's Tenor ; Selling the Jongleur ; Mary Garden Dances the Role ; The Role of Dance ; Sexless, Sexy ... and What Sex? ; The Jongleur Goes to Notre Dame ; The College Woman as Jongleur: Skirting the Issue ; From Opera to Vaudeville -- 3. Images of the Virgin ; The Power of Madonnas in the Round ; Madonnas in Majesty ; Animated Images ; Miracles of Madonnas -- 4. The Crypt ; Grottoes and Crypts ; Madonnas in Crypts ; Cistercian Crypts ; Gothic Crypts -- 5. Enlightening the Virgin ; The Incandescent Virgin ; Dressing Madonnas: What Are You Wearing? ; Carrying a Torch for Mary ; Lighting Effects: Lights, Camera, Action! ; Voyeurism and Performance Art -- 6. Cloistering the USA: Everybody Must Get Stones ; Stony Silence ; Collecting Clusters of Cloisters ; A Gothic Room of Her Own: Vanderbilt and Gardner ; Raymond Pitcairn and the "New Church" ; The Hearst Castle ; The Last Hurrah -- 7. The Great War and Its Aftermath ; Ruining Europe ; Reims: Martyr City and Cathedral ; Rebuilding Europe in America ; German Expressionism ; French Piety ; Painting the Juggler ; American Gothic -- Notes -- Notes to Chapter 1 -- Notes to Chapter 2 -- Notes to Chapter 3 -- Notes to Chapter 4 -- Notes to Chapter 5 -- Notes to Chapter 6 -- Notes to Chapter 7 -- Bibliography -- Abbreviations -- Referenced Works -- List of Illustrations -- Index.
Summary "This ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life. Jan Ziolkowski tracks the poem from its medieval roots to its rediscovery in late nineteenth-century Paris, before its translation into English in Britain and the United States. The visual influence of the tale on Gothic revivalism and vice versa in America is carefully documented with lavish and inventive illustrations, and Ziolkowski concludes with an examination of the explosion of interest in The Juggler of Notre Dame in the twentieth century and its place in mass culture today. Volume 4 examines the famous Le jongleur de Notre Dame by the French composer Jules Massenet, which took Europe by storm after premiering in 1902 and then crossed the Atlantic to the impresario Oscar Hammerstein and the diva Mary Garden, who gave the opera new legs as a female juggler. Presented with great clarity and simplicity, Ziolkowski's work is accessible to the general reader, while its many new discoveries will be valuable to academics in such fields and disciplines as medieval studies, medievalism, philology, literary history, art history, folklore, performance studies, and reception studies."--Publisher's website
Subject Tombeor Nostre Dame. French.
Garden, Mary, 1874-1967.
Garden, Mary, 1874-1967. (OCoLC)fst00049398
Tombeor Nostre Dame. (OCoLC)fst01364012
Opera -- History -- 19th century.
Civilization, Medieval -- Influence.
Middle Ages -- Historiography.
Middle Ages -- Influence.
POETRY -- Continental European.
Medievalism. (OCoLC)fst01015389
Middle Ages -- Historiography. (OCoLC)fst01020302
Middle Ages -- Influence. (OCoLC)fst01020316
Opera. (OCoLC)fst01046145
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Open Book Publishers, publisher.
Added Title Picture that : making a show of the jongleur
Other Form: Hardback version : 9781783745302
Paperback version : 9781783745296
ISBN 9781783745319 (electronic bk.)
1783745312 (electronic bk.)
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178374572X (electronic bk.)
9781783745302 (Hardback)
9781783745296 (Paperback)
Standard No. UKMGB 019094386

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