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by Ellen Noonan
Noonan, Ellen, 1966-. Porgy and Bess, Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940.
Noonan, Ellen, 1966-. Porgy, Music and race - United States - History - 20th century, Race in opera, African Americans in popular culture - 20th century, Charleston (. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press. inlibrary; printdisabled; ibrary; phillipsacademy; americana.
In its surprising endurance lies a myriad of local, national, and international stories. The opera Porgy and Bess, which tells the story of a crippled beggar, his drug-addicted girlfriend, her violent ex-boyfriend, and their long-suffering, hard-praying neighbors, has been a beloved and enduring American cultural production since its 1935 debut.
5. African Americans in popular culture-20th century. The making and remaking of Porgy and Bess is a case study in the ways that white Americans in the twentieth century craved stories about African Americans featuring earthy authenticity and frictionless progress toward racial equality, while African Americans, particularly African American artists, had to maneuver within the cultural marketplace created by such white desires
The Strange Career of Po. .has been added to your Cart. Noonan describes the criticism of the libretto in considering the 1959 film version of Porgy and Bess and the 1976 revival by the Houston Grand Opera Company
The Strange Career of Po. Noonan describes the criticism of the libretto in considering the 1959 film version of Porgy and Bess and the 1976 revival by the Houston Grand Opera Company. The Houston revival restored the full three hour text of Gershwin's original score, presenting it unabashedly as an opera rather than a musical.
Ellen Noonan digs deep into the production and reception history of what has been called 'the most contradictory .
Ellen Noonan digs deep into the production and reception history of what has been called 'the most contradictory cultural symbol ever created in the Western world. In this richly detailed book, Porgy and Bess becomes a prism refracting myriad triumphs and tragedies, collusions and fissures, in the American history of race, region, and culture. It is about white fantasy and black jobs, the slippery intersection of cultural and political representation, the problems of canonization, and, ultimately, the distorted feedback loop between the imaginary Catfish Row and the realities.
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Expertly weaving together the wide-ranging debates over the original novel, Porgy, and its adaptations on stage and film with a history of its intimate ties to Charleston, The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess uncovers the complexities behind one of our nation’s most long-lived cultural touchstones.
Ellen Noonan offers a detailed cultural history of "Porgy and Bess" in her new book, "The Strange Career . In subsequent chapters, Noonan examines various productions of Porgy and Bess and the manner in which the work was presented to mute criticism of its claimed stereotyping.
Ellen Noonan offers a detailed cultural history of "Porgy and Bess" in her new book, "The Strange Career of Porgy & Bess: Race Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera. (2012) The title reference to "The Strange Career" is telling as it echoes . ann Woodward's classic study, "The Strange Career of Jim Crow". Noonan's book largely traces differing A Cultural History Of Porgy And Bess.
The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess : Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012; pp. xiii + 423, 17 halftones. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 December 2013.