Contemporizing the Classics

Contemporizing the Classics: Poe, Shakespeare, Doyle is a how-to on the art and craft of transforming a classic into a feature-film screenplay with a modern storyline.

Author: Gregory Sarno

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595339785

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

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Contemporizing the Classics: Poe, Shakespeare, Doyle is a how-to on the art and craft of transforming a classic into a feature-film screenplay with a modern storyline. The introduction probes an issue that weaves throughout: role of artistic license in balancing fidelity to the original versus dramatic needs of the script. Contemporization of a classic being the most flagrant form of dramatic license, the introduction presents three guidelines for a considered exercise thereof. Each part debuts a feature-film script that resets a classic work(s) in the present. Part One offers a contemporary visualization ofMacbeth, in the process turning an Elizabethan tragedy into a dramatic comedy. Part Two applies the guidelines to several renowned works by Edgar Allan Poe. Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles having frequently screened as a period piece, Part Three gives the hound a twenty-first century twist.

Reconsidering Early Modern Spanish Literature Through Mass and Popular Culture

This volume offers recontextualizations of the classics of Spanish literature as a complement to instructors' own approaches in order to promote student engagement and enliven class discussions.

Author: Bonnie L Gasior

Publisher: Juan de La Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs

ISBN: 1588713784


Page: 362

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This volume offers recontextualizations of the classics of Spanish literature as a complement to instructors' own approaches in order to promote student engagement and enliven class discussions. Foreword by Catherine Larson and Charles Victor Ganelin Featuring the work of: Bruce Burningham David Castillo William Childers Bradley Nelson Sonia Pérez-Villanueva Mindy Badía Robert Bayliss Yolanda Gamboa Tusquets Anthony Grubbs Valerie Hegstrom Margaret Marek Lori Bernard Sidney Donnell Bonnie Gasior John Slater Darci Strother Afterword by Edward H. Friedman


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Author: Gregory Sarno

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595856411

Category: Performing Arts


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The Thriller: Scripting Seat-Gripping Suspense plumbs nine-score thrillers for recurring features that build nape-prickling, heart-pounding suspense. Fodder for analysis embraces domestic and foreign fare, classic and contemporary, ranging from Ghost, Speed, Seven, Psycho, and The Silence of the Lambs to La Femme Nikita and Yogen [Premonition]. Text eschews a connecting-the-dots, painting-by-numbers approach, in belief that formulas drain the lifeblood of creativity and inevitably spawn a ho-hum product. That said, the eight factors culled from the covered films constitute useful tools in the screenwriter's arsenal. Perhaps the best groundwork for a thriller is infiltrating the ATF/FBI/IRA, or a brigade of arms-running mercenaries. Short of that, watching films and reading scripts will work wonders. In that spirit, the book debuts three feature-film scripts for critical scrutiny: mystery thriller "Stateline"; police thriller "Cashing Out"; supernatural thriller "Birthmarks."

Mahabharata Now

Imagine regarding Hussain's works as an exercise of contemporizing the ... two pathways along which the contemporizing has taken place: the classical path ...

Author: Arindam Chakrabarti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317342137

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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The Mahabharata is at once an archive and a living text, a sourcebook complete by itself and an open text perennially under construction. Driving home this striking contemporary relevance of the famous Indian epic, Mahabharata Now focuses on the issues of narration, aesthetics and ethics, as also their interlinkages. The cross-disciplinary essays in the volume imaginatively re-interpret the ‘timeless’ classic in the light of the pre-modern Indian narrative styles, poetics, aesthetic codes, and moral puzzles; the Western theories on modern ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, psychoanalysis, and philosophy of science; and the contemporary social, ethical and political concerns. The essays are all united in their effort to situate the Mahabharata in the context of here and now without violating the sanctity of the ‘written text’ as we have it today. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of Indian and comparative philosophy, Indian and comparative literature, cultural studies, and history.

Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution

... the “classics” of courtly literature and some of their folk equivalents had also by ... Thus, Iranian filmmakers largely focused on contemporizing the ...

Author: Pedram Partovi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315385600

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Critics and academics have generally dismissed the commercial productions of the late Pahlavi era, best known for their songs and melodramatic plots, as shallow, derivative ‘entertainment’. Instead, they have concentrated on the more recent internationally acclaimed art films, claiming that these constitute Iranian ‘national' cinema, despite few Iranians having seen them. Film discourse, and even fan talk, have long attempted to marginalize the mainstream releases of the 1960s and 1970s with the moniker filmfarsi, ironically asserting that such popular favorites were culturally inauthentic. This book challenges the idea that filmfarsi is detached from the past and present of Iranians. Far from being escapist Hollywood fare merely translated into Persian, it claims that the better films of this supposed genre must be taken as both a subject of, and source for, modern Iranian history. It argues that they have an appeal that relies on their ability to rearticulate traditional courtly and religious ideas and forms to problematize in unexpectedly complex and sophisticated ways the modernist agenda that secular nationalist elites wished to impose on their viewers. Taken seriously, these films raise questions about standard treatments of Iran's modern history. By writing popular films into Iranian history, this book advocates both a fresh approach to the study of Iranian cinema, as well as a rethinking of the modernity/tradition binary that has organized the historiography of the recent past. It will appeal to those interested in Iranian cinema, Iranian history and culture, and, more broadly, readers dissatisfied with a dichotomous approach to modernity.


In contemporizing the genre, however, neo-burlesque blends elements of many different traditions with some performers preferring classic striptease in the ...

Author: Maggie M. Werner

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271088327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Stripped examines the ways in which erotic bodies communicate in performance and as cultural figures. Focusing on symbols independent of language, Maggie M. Werner explores the signs and signals of erotic dance, audience responses to these codes, and how this exchange creates embodied rhetoric. Informed by her own ethnographic research conducted in strip clubs and theaters, Werner analyzes the movement, dress, and cosmetic choices of topless dancers and neo-burlesque performers. Drawing on critical methods of analysis, she develops approaches for interpreting embodied erotic rhetoric and the marginal cultural practices that construct women’s public erotic bodies. She follows these bodies out into the streets—into the protest spaces where sex workers and anti-rape activists challenge discourses about morality and victimhood and struggle to remake their own identities. Throughout, Werner showcases the voices of these performers and in the analyses shares her experiences as an audience member, interviewer, and paying customer. The result is a uniquely personal and erudite study that advances conversations about women’s agency and erotic performance, moving beyond the binary that views the erotic body as either oppressed or empowered. Theoretically sophisticated and delightfully intimate, Stripped is an important contribution to the study of the rhetoric of the body and to rhetorical and performance studies more broadly.

Classics in the Modern World

——(2010), 'De-modernizing the Classics?', in A. Chaniotis, A. Kuhn, and C. Kuhn, eds., Applied Classics: Comparisons, Constructs, Controversies, ...

Author: Lorna Hardwick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199673926

Category: History

Page: 477

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Classics in the Modern World explores the features and implications of a 'democratic turn' in modern perceptions of the ancient world. Exploring the relationship between Greek and Roman ways of thinking and modern definitions of democratic practices and approaches, it enables a wider re-evaluation of the role of classics in the modern world.

Modernizing the United Nations System

One of the first attacks pointed out that the classical paradigm ignored other than state relations and participants. Therefore 'realists' set aside a ...

Author: John E. Trent

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783866490031

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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Modernizing the United Nations system is necessary to deal with the anarchy of globalization. Significant institutional change means winners and losers in the game of power. To make the UN more competent it must have more authority, which means constraining sovereignty. Some states fear international organizations interfering in their affairs. Others want to maintain their power over parts of the UN. How can the UN system be modernized if governments are unwilling or unable to do so? This book contends that civil society must mobilize its capacities to bring a new will to national and international politics and oblige governments to act. Modernizing the United Nations System starts by demonstrating the need for institutional change at the UN and then shows how, both in the past and the present, leading individuals and non-governmental organizations, using their knowledge base and their organizational networks, have led the fight for international organizations. After a summary of major UN reform proposals over the years, the book concludes by identifying leading global reformers and elaborating a detailed plan for a global reform movement to spearhead the modernization of the UN system.

Deep Classics

Rethinking Classical Reception Shane Butler ... Humphreys, S.C. (2009), ' De-modernizing the Classics', A. Chaniotis et al. (eds), Applied Classics: ...

Author: Shane Butler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474260534

Category: History

Page: 368

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Fragmented, buried, and largely lost, the classical past presents formidable obstacles to anyone who would seek to know it. 'Deep Classics' is the study of these obstacles and, in particular, of the way in which the contemplation of the classical past resembles – and has even provided a model for – other kinds of human endeavor. This volume offers a new way to understand the modalities and aims of Classics itself, through the ages. Its individual chapters draw fruitful connections between the reception of the classical and current concerns in philosophy of mind, cognitive theory, epistemology, media studies, sense studies, aesthetics, queer theory and eco-criticism. What does the study of the ancient past teach us about our encounters with our own more recent but still elusive memories? What do our always partial reconstructions of ancient sites tell us about the limits of our ability to know our own world, or to imagine our future? What does the reader of the lacunose and corrupted literatures of antiquity learn thereby about literature and language themselves? What does a shattered statue reveal about art, matter, sensation, experience, life? Does the way in which these vestiges of the past are encountered – sitting in a library, standing in a gallery, moving through a ruin – condition our responses to them and alter their significance? And finally, how has the contemplation of antiquity helped to shape seemingly unrelated disciplines, including not only other humanistic and scientific epistemologies but also non-scholarly modes and practices? In asking these and similar questions, Deep Classics makes a pointed intervention in the study of the classical tradition, now more widely known as 'reception studies'.

The Peril of Modernizing Jesus

... of literature is limited to the classics, the Bible, and modern writings, these parables appear unique. But the student of first century Judaism ...

Author: Henry J. Cadbury

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556351457

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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As the dean of Luke-Acts studies in America, Henry J. Cadbury also wrote ground-breaking treatments of Jesus and early Christianity. In 'The Peril of Modernizing Jesus', Cadbury helps us consider the Jesus of his day rather than the Jesus of our making. Subjects covered in this book include the following: - anachronism in thinking about Jesus - the cause and cure of modernism - the Jewishness of the Gospels - Jesus and the mentality of our age - limitations of Jesus's social teachings - purpose, aim, and motive in Jesus - the religion of Jesus

Constitutions and the Classics

Sieyès expected to create happy citizens by restoring France to greatness and by thoroughly modernizing the state. Sieyès called his new science of societal ...

Author: Denis Galligan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191025501

Category: Law

Page: 425

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The period from the fifteenth century to the late eighteenth century was one of critical importance to British constitutionalism. Although the seeds were sown in earlier eras, it was at this point that the constitution was transformed to a system of representative parliamentary government. Changes at the practical level of the constitution were accompanied by a wealth of ideas on constitutions written from different - and often competing - perspectives. Hobbes and Locke, Harrington, Hume, and Bentham, Coke, the Levellers, and Blackstone were all engaged in the constitutional affairs of the day, and their writings influenced the direction and outcome of constitutional thought and development. They treated themes of a universal and timeless character and as such have established themselves of lasting interest and importance in the history of constitutional thought. Examining their works we can follow the shaping of contemporary ideas of constitutions, and the design of constitutional texts. At the same time major constitutional change and upheaval were taking place in America and France. This was an era of intense discussion, examination, and constitution-making. The new nation of the United States looked to authors such as Locke, Hume, Harrington, and Sydney for guidance in their search for a new republicanism, adding to the development of constitutional thought and practice. This collection includes chapters examining the influences of Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, and Adams. In France the influence of Rousseau was apparent in the revolutionary constitution, and Sieyes was an active participant in its discussion and design. Montesquieu and de Maistre reflected on the nature of constitutions and constitutional government, and these French writers drew on, engaged with, and challenged the British and American writers. The essays in this volume reveal a previously unexplored dynamic relationship between the authors of the three nations, explaining the intimate connection between ruler and ruled.

Ted Hughes and the Classics

Payne, H. (1978), 'Modernizing the ancients: the reconstruction of ritual drama 1870–1920', Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 122: 182–92.

Author: Roger Rees

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199229710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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A collection of essays dealing with different aspects of Ted Hughes's engagement with the culture and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. Hughes is revealed as a leading figure in literary reception of the Classics in 20th century poetry, a sharply intelligent and sensitive reader of some of the world's foundational texts.

The JPS Commentary on the Haggadah

Of all the classic Jewish texts — the Talmud, the Jewish Bible, and the prayer ... That proclivity for contemporizing the haggadah can be traced back to the ...

Author: Joseph Tabory

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827608580

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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The Passover haggadah enjoys an unrivaled place in Jewish culture, both religious and secular. And of all the classic Jewish books, the haggadah is the one most "alive" today. Jews continue to rewrite, revise, and add to its text, recasting it so that it remains relevant to their lives. In this new volume in the JPS Commentary collection, Joseph Tabory, one of the world's leading authorities on the history of the haggadah, traces the development of the seder and the haggadah through the ages. The book features an extended introduction by Tabory, the classic Hebrew haggadah text side by side with its English translation, and Tabory's clear and insightful critical-historical commentary.

Modernizing the UN Human Rights System

... one of the classic areas of UN activities is through its peacemaking efforts. ... The Plight of the Poorest Introduction The most urgent modernizing 68 ...

Author: Bertrand G. Ramcharan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004387348

Category: Law

Page: 258

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The universal protection of human rights remains the core challenge of the United Nations if it is to achieve its mission of a world of peace, development and justice. Yet, at a time of seismic changes in the world, when shocking violations of human rights are taking place world-wide, the UN human rights system is in need of urgent modernization. This book, written by a foremost scholar-practitioner who previously exercised the functions of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, advances a series of ideas to modernize the UN protection system. Among a dozen key proposals are that the UN human rights system should help alleviate the plight of the poorest, pay greater attention to the national protection system of each country, and establish a World Court on Human Rights that can deal with countries which grievously violate human rights. Unlike other texts that have focused on those topics, this book not only provides comprehensive analysis but, crucially, offers practical and workable solutions based on the author's significant expertise and experience. Scholars, practitioners, and students of international human rights will benefit immensely from its analysis, insights, perspectives, and proposals. It is a salutary contribution on the 75th anniversary of the UN (2020).

Artaud s Theatre Of Cruelty

By farthe most popular Artaudian bequest has been Modernizing the Classics, either totallyor partially. Adaptation, especially as cutting and rewriting, ...

Author: Albert Bermel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408118023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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The definitive guide to the life and work of Antonin Artaud Antonin Artaud's theatre of cruelty is one of the most vital forces in world theatre, yet the concept is one of the most frequently misunderstood. In this incisive study, Albert Bermel looks closely at Artaud's work as a playwright, director, actor, designer, producer and critic, and provides a fresh insight into his ideas, innovations and, above all, his writings. Tracing the theatre of cruelty's origins in earlier dramatic conventions, tribal rituals of cleansing, transfiguration and exaltation, and in related arts such as film and dance, Bermel examines each of Artaud's six plays for form and meaning, as well as surveying the application of Artaud's theories and techniques to the international theatre of recent years.

Modernizing the U S Financial Regulatory System

It is different from the classic bubbles of the housing bubble and the oil bubble , but we still don't have a firm handle on what is happening with respect ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs


ISBN: PSU:000066764403

Category: Financial crises

Page: 393

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Modernizing the Academic Teaching and Research Environment

... H. Ooghe, Alternative methodologies in studies on business failure: do they produce better results than the classical statistical methods?

Author: Jorge Marx Gómez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319741734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book constitutes a valuable manual for young and seasoned business researchers alike, and provides a comprehensive summary for the whole research journey. It is a must-read for all researchers who need to understand the basics of business research, from identifying research topics, to planning and organizing the research process, and selecting the most appropriate methodology for the topic at hand. This book also provides insights on how to avoid common pitfalls in business research and outlines the research skills needed to write a fine piece of research. In order to capture the innovative element of research, the book also highlights methods for thinking outside the box. It also stresses the importance of respecting ethics while conducting business research. Lastly, it presents important cases and provides hands-on training for preparing survey tools. Readers looking to master business research won’t want to miss out on this unique and insightful book.

American Avant garde Theatre

... a classic text through a process of stripping away dated and lifeless conventions while contemporizing the tone , energy , and look of the play .

Author: Arnold Aronson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415241391

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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This book offers the first in-depth look at avant-garde theatre in the United States from the early 1950s to the 1990s looking at its origins and its theoretical foundations through an examination of literature, cinema and art.

Modernizing Nature

In keeping with the broad structure of the conference deliberations, the discussion here will comprise two parts: the 'classical' problems associated with ...

Author: Professor of Environmental Studies S Ravi Rajan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199277964

Category: History

Page: 286

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Professor Rajan explores the origins, institutionalisation and politics of the sciences and systems of knowledge underlying colonial framework of environmental management. He disagress with historigraphical and social scientific approaches arguing that it had cognitive, ideological and interventionalist traditions.

Modernizing Women

tures in the Middle East have undergone rapid change through industrialization and modernizing state systems . The material bases of classic patriarchy ...

Author: Valentine M. Moghadam

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1588261719

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Extrait de la préface : "The subject of this study is social change in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan ; its impact on women's legal status and social positions ; and women's varied responses to, and involvment in, change processes. It also deals with constructions of gender during periods of social and political change. Social change is usually described in terms of modernization, revolution, cultural challenges, and social movements. Much of the standard literature on these topics does not examine women or gender, and thus [the author] hopes this study will contribute to an appreciation of the significance of gender in the midst of change. Neither are there many sociological studies on MENA and Afghansitan or studies on women in MENA and Afghanistan from a sociological perspective. Myths and stereotypes abund regarding women, Islam, and the region, and the sevents of September 11 and since have only compounded them. This book is intended in part to "normalize" the Middle East by underscoring the salience of structural determinants other than religion. It focuses on the major social-change processes in the region to show how women's lives are shaped not only by "Islam" and "culture", but also by economic development, the state, class location, and the world system. Why the focus on women? It is [the autor's] contention that middle-class women are consciously and unconsciously major agents of social change in the region, at the vanguard of movements for modernity, democratization and citizenship."