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Download ebook The Diva's Mouth : Body, Voice, Prima Donna Politics

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The Diva's Mouth : Body, Voice, Prima Donna Politics by Rebecca A. Pope
The Diva's Mouth : Body, Voice, Prima Donna Politics
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Author: Rebecca A. Pope
Number of Pages: 325 pages
Published Date: 01 Nov 1996
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Country: New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780813523040
File Name: the.diva's.mouth.body,.voice,.prima.donna.politics.pdf
Download Link: the diva's mouth body, voice, prima donna politics
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From the Sirens to Madonna, from castrati to Callas, from opera stage to drag shows to TV commercials, from George Eliot to writers of detective fiction, the diva has been worshipped, feared, maligned, parodied, and appropriated. This text examines how and why, from the 18th century to the present, divas have been talked about with so much passion and written about with such ambiguity and contradiction. It explores the myriad roles the diva plays in masculinist, feminist, and "queer" imaginations - in opera itself and in other fictions, films, and fantasies - including the divas' and authors' own. Finally, it examines how and why pop singers like Madonna and Annie Lennox, in very explicit ways, flirt with, fling off, and fulfil the fantasy of the woman with a voice.

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