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The Resource Strange Career of Porgy and Bess : Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera

Strange Career of Porgy and Bess : Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera

Label
Strange Career of Porgy and Bess : Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera
Title
Strange Career of Porgy and Bess
Title remainder
Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Created by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward and sung by generations of black performers, Porgy and Bess has been both embraced and reviled since its debut in 1935. Ellen Noonan examines the opera's long history of invention and reinvention as a barometer of twentieth-century American expectations about race, culture, and the struggle for equality. 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
Member of
Cataloging source
MHW
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Noonan, Ellen
Dewey number
782.1
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
ML410.G288 N66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Gershwin, George
  • Heyward, DuBose
  • Music and race
  • Race in opera
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Heyward, DuBose
  • Gershwin, George
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Music and race
  • Race in opera
  • Race relations
  • South Carolina
Label
Strange Career of Porgy and Bess : Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A romance of Negro life : Porgy, 1925 -- Interlude : Charleston, 1680-1900 -- A chocolate-covered lithograph strip : Porgy, 1927 -- Interlude : Charleston, 1920 -1940 -- Gershwin's idea of what a Negro opera should be : Porgy and Bess, 1935 -- Neither the measure of America nor that of the Negro : Porgy and Bess, 1952-1956 -- Interlude : Charleston, 1940-1960 -- Forget any version you may have seen before : Porgy and Bess, 1959-2012 -- Epilogue : Charleston, 1970-2005
Control code
823386013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (440 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469600253
Lccn
2012016635
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40021618685
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt61ctp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823386013
Label
Strange Career of Porgy and Bess : Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A romance of Negro life : Porgy, 1925 -- Interlude : Charleston, 1680-1900 -- A chocolate-covered lithograph strip : Porgy, 1927 -- Interlude : Charleston, 1920 -1940 -- Gershwin's idea of what a Negro opera should be : Porgy and Bess, 1935 -- Neither the measure of America nor that of the Negro : Porgy and Bess, 1952-1956 -- Interlude : Charleston, 1940-1960 -- Forget any version you may have seen before : Porgy and Bess, 1959-2012 -- Epilogue : Charleston, 1970-2005
Control code
823386013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (440 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469600253
Lccn
2012016635
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40021618685
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt61ctp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823386013

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