Entertaining Lisbon

Entertaining Lisbon

Author: João Silva

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190215705

Category: Music

Page: 337

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During the decades leading up to 1910, Portugal saw vast material improvements under the guise of modernization while in the midst of a significant political transformation - the establishment of the Portuguese First Republic. Urban planning, everyday life, and innovation merged in a rapidly changing Lisbon. Leisure activities for the citizens of the First Republic began to include new forms of musical theater, including operetta and the revue theater. These theatrical forms became an important site for the display of modernity, and the representation of a new national identity. Author Jo o Silva argues that the rise of these genres is inextricably bound to the complex process through which the idea of Portugal was presented, naturalized, and commodified as a modern nation-state. Entertaining Lisbon studies popular entertainment in Portugal and its connections with modern life and nation-building, showing that the promotion of the nation through entertainment permeated the market for cultural goods. Exploring the Portuguese entertainment market as a reflection of ongoing negotiations between local, national, and transnational influences on identity, Silva intertwines representations of gender, class, ethnicity, and technology with theatrical repertoires, street sounds, and domestic music making. An essential work on Portuguese music in the English language, Entertaining Lisbon is a critical study for scholars and students of musicology interested in Portugal, and popular and theatrical musics, as well as historical ethnomusicologists, cultural historians, and urban planning researchers interested in the development of material culture.

Transnational Modernity in Southern Europe

Transnational Modernity in Southern Europe

Author: Christina Bezari

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000828245

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 989

This book explores women’s editorial and salon activities in Southern Europe and provides a comparative view of their practices. It argues that women in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece used their double role as editors and salonnières to engage with foreign cultures, launch the careers of promising young authors and advocate for modernization and social change. By examining a neglected body of periodicals edited between 1860 and 1920, this book sets out to explore women’s editorial agendas and their interest in creating a connection between salon life and the print press. What purpose did this connection serve? How did women editors use their periodicals and their salons to create opportunities for cross-cultural exchange? In what ways did women use their double role as editors and salonnières to promote modernization and social progress in Southern Europe? By addressing these questions, this monograph contributes to the recent expansion of scholarship on nineteenth and twentieth-century periodicals and opens new avenues for theoretical reflection on European modernity. It also invites scholars and non-specialist readers to question the center vs. periphery model and to consider Southern European counties as cultural hubs in their own right.

Lonely Planet Portugal

Lonely Planet Portugal

Author: Julia Wilkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1864501936

Category: Guidebook

Page: 536

View: 703

Travel guides explore countries, regions and cities in depth and for every budget, with reliable, easy-to-use maps, first-hand recommendations, well-researched background information and thorough, up-to-date coverage of all the sights -- on and off the beaten track. There are more than 230 titles in this classic series covering nearly every country in the world.-- comprehensive guide to Portugal's sun-kissed beaches, colourful markets and medieval castles-- loads of tried-and-tested accommodation options to suit all budgets-- the best port and Madeira tasting tours in the region-- up-to-date information on sporting events, football and bullfighting-- insider entertainment advice, including festas, feira and fado

Ulysses Portugal

Ulysses Portugal

Author: Marc Rigole

Publisher: Ulysses Travel Guide Phrasebooks

ISBN: 2894642458

Category: Travel

Page: 492

View: 941

This practical guide covers every region of Portugal. Medieval castles, museums, festivals, Algarve beaches, and much more.

So Far, So Funny

So Far, So Funny

Author: Hal Kanter

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015046888163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 486

At 18, Hal Kanter first came to Hollywood to work as the ghost writer for a comic strip for the princely sum of $10 per week-before he was fired. It was then he heard an Eddie Cantor radio show and realized that he could write better jokes than the famed comedian's writers were providing him. Interestingly enough, Cantor's writers agreed with him, at least to some degree, and hired the brash young man to work with them on the Jack Oakie radio show. Thus was born one of the more interesting and varied careers in Hollywood. Kanter's writing career went from radio shows to screenplays to television series. Along the way he worked with such luminaries as Bob Hope, Frank Capra, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and a host of others. Awarded an Emmy for writing The George Gobel Show, he was the creator of Julia, the ground-breaking television series. Though he went on to enjoy great success as a producer and director, Kanter always considered himself, first and foremost, a writer. And just how many scripts has he written? "More than I can lift," he says.