The Dancing Years

The Morland Dynasty

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 847

1919. As the euphoria of the Armistice fades, the nation counts the cost: millions dead or disabled, unemployment, strikes and shortages. As prices and taxes rise, it becomes harder to remember what the war was for. Teddy tries to recreate balance but then a trip to France to see the place where Ned fell has unforeseen consequences; Polly, grieving for Erich Kuppel, persuades her father to send her to New York. Despite Prohibtion, the great city, pulsing with life, promises her a fresh start; Jessie and Bertie, detained in London by Bertie's job, long to start their new life together; Jack becomes a pioneer of civil aviation, but when the company fails he's faced with unemployment, with a growing family to support. The generation that saw things no man should see must find relief from their own memories. A new world is struggling to be born out of the ashes; but as long as the music lasts, they will keep on dancing.

The Dancing Years

A Musical Play

Author: Ivor Novello

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Librettos

Page: 78

View: 951

Morland Dynasty 33

The Dancing Years

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Publisher: Little, Brown UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 756

1919. As the euphoria of the Armistice fades, the nation counts the cost: millions dead or disabled, unemployment, strikes and shortages. As prices and taxes rise, it becomes harder to remember what the war was for. Teddy tries to recreate balance but then a trip to France to see the place where Ned fell has unforeseen consequences; Polly, grieving for Erich Kuppel, persuades her father to send her to New York. Despite Prohibition, the great city, pulsing with life, promises her a fresh start; Jessie and Bertie, detained in London by Bertie's job, long to start their new life together; Jack becomes a pioneer of civil aviation, but when the company fails he's faced with unemployment, with a growing family to support. The generation that saw things no man should see must find relief from their own memories. A new world is struggling to be born out of the ashes; but as long as the music lasts, they will keep on dancing.

The Dancing Years

Author: Bill Irvine

Publisher: W H Allen

ISBN:

Category: Ballroom dancing

Page: 176

View: 928

A Tanner's Worth of Tune

Rediscovering the Post-war British Musical

Author: Adrian Wright

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 308

View: 643

This book is not an encyclopaedia of the British musical in the twentieth century but an examination of its progress as it struggled to find an identity, stepping out of the shadow of its American counterpart. Illustrated with a wealth of contemporary photographs and memorabilia, it examines the contribution of key figures - from Ivor Novello to Lionel Bart - in Adrian Wright's lively and engaging prose.

Dance with Me

Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Author: Julia A. Ericksen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 732

Click here to listen to Julia Ericksen's interview about Dance with Me on Philadelphia NPR's "Radio Times" Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs as they twist and turn around their partners. Amateur and professional ballroom dancers alike compete in a highly gendered display of intimacy, romance and sexual passion. In Dance With Me, Julia Ericksen, a competitive ballroom dancer herself, takes the reader onto the competition floor and into the lights and the glamour of a world of tanned bodies and glittering attire, exploring the allure of this hyper-competitive, difficult, and often expensive activity. In a vivid ethnography accompanied by beautiful photographs of all levels of dancers, from the world’s top competitors to social dancers, Ericksen examines the ways emotional labor is used to create intimacy between professional partners and between professionals and their students, illustrating how dancers purchase intimacy. She shows that, while at first glance, ballroom presents a highly gendered face with men leading and women following, dancing also transgresses gender.

Cultural Identity in British Musical Theatre, 1890–1939

Knowing One’s Place

Author: Ben Macpherson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

View: 453

This book examines the performance of ‘Britishness’ on the musical stage. Covering a tumultuous period in British history, it offers a fresh look at the vitality and centrality of the musical stage, as a global phenomenon in late-Victorian popular culture and beyond. Through a re-examination of over fifty archival play-scripts, the book comprises seven interconnected stories told in two parts. Part One focuses on domestic and personal identities of ‘Britishness’, and how implicit anxieties and contradictions of nationhood, class and gender were staged as part of the popular cultural condition. Broadening in scope, Part Two offers a revisionary reading of Empire and Otherness on the musical stage, and concludes with a consideration of the Great War and the interwar period, as musical theatre performed a nostalgia for a particular kind of ‘Britishness’, reflecting the anxieties of a nation in decline.

Ray Davies

A Complicated Life

Author: Johnny Rogan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

View: 476

NOW UPDATED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led the Kinks to fame with their number one hit ‘You Really Got Me’. Within months, they were established among the pop elite, swamped by fans and fast becoming renowned for the rioting at their gigs. But Ray’s journey from working-class Muswell Hill to the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame was tumultuous in the extreme, featuring breakdowns, bitter lawsuits, spectacular punch-ups and a ban from entering the USA. His relationship with his brother Dave is surely the most ferocious and abusive in music history. Based on countless interviews conducted over several decades, this richly detailed and revelatory biography presents the most frank and intimate portrait yet of Ray Davies.

SEXUAL HORS-D’OEUVRE

Author: J. M. Roberts

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

View: 108

The story explores the relationship of married women, who began the swinging 60s. Two years after marrying John, June decided to go out alone, ballroom dancing.