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The Resource "Theatricals of day" : Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century American popular culture, Sandra Runzo

"Theatricals of day" : Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century American popular culture, Sandra Runzo

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"Theatricals of day" : Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century American popular culture
Title
"Theatricals of day"
Title remainder
Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century American popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Runzo
Title variation
  • Theatricals of day
  • Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century American popular culture
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Language
eng
Summary
"In her own private ways, Emily Dickinson participated in the popular entertainments of her time. On her piano, she performed popular musical numbers, many from the tradition of minstrelsy, and at theaters, she listened to famous musicians, including Jenny Lind and, likely, the Hutchinson Family Singers. In reading the Atlantic Monthly, the Springfield Republican, and Harper's, she kept up with the roiling conflicts over slavery and took in current fiction and verse. And, she enjoyed the occasional excursion to the traveling circus and appreciated the attractions of the dime museum. Whatever her aspirations were regarding participation in a public arena, the rich world of popular culture offered Dickinson a view of both the political and social struggles of her time and the amusements of her contemporaries. 'Theatricals of Day' explores how popular culture and entertainments are seen, heard, and felt in Dickinson's writing. In accessible prose, Sandra Runzo proposes that the presence of popular entertainment in Dickinson's life and work opens our eyes to new dimensions of the poems, illuminating the ways in which the poet was attentive to strife and conflict, to amusement, and to play"--
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contains biographical information
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Runzo, Sandra,
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illustrations
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Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • United States
Label
"Theatricals of day" : Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century American popular culture, Sandra Runzo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Emily Dickinson's American museum -- Dickinson, popular music, and the Hutchinson Family Singers -- Dickinson and minstrelsy -- Captivity and liberty : haunted tales of Emily Dickinson and Harriet Prescott Spofford -- The exhibition of Emily Dickinson
Control code
1101028883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781625344816
Lccn
2019019889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029682880
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101028883
Label
"Theatricals of day" : Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century American popular culture, Sandra Runzo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Emily Dickinson's American museum -- Dickinson, popular music, and the Hutchinson Family Singers -- Dickinson and minstrelsy -- Captivity and liberty : haunted tales of Emily Dickinson and Harriet Prescott Spofford -- The exhibition of Emily Dickinson
Control code
1101028883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781625344816
Lccn
2019019889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029682880
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101028883

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