Performing New Media, 1890-1915

Kaveh Askari*, Scott Curtis, Frank Gray, Louis Pelletier, Tami Williams, Joshua Yumibe

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Abstract

In the years before the First World War, showmen, entrepreneurs, educators, and scientists used magic lanterns and cinematographs in many contexts and many venues. To employ these silent screen technologies to deliver diverse and complex programs usually demanded audio accompaniment, creating a performance of both sound and image. These shows might include live music, song, lectures, narration, and synchronized sound effects provided by any available party-projectionist, local talent, accompanist or backstage crew-and would often borrow techniques from shadow plays and tableaux vivants. The performances were not immune to the influence of social and cultural forces, such as censorship or reform movements. This collection of essays considers the ways in which different visual practices carried out at the turn of the 20th century shaped performances on and beside the screen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages327
ISBN (Electronic)9780861969104
ISBN (Print)9780861967148
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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New Media
Educators
Song
Sound Effects
Tableau Vivant
Censorship
Entrepreneurs
Sound
Accompaniment
Backstage
World War I
Narration
Venues
Magic Lantern
Music
Shadow Play

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Askari, K., Curtis, S., Gray, F., Pelletier, L., Williams, T., & Yumibe, J. (2014). Performing New Media, 1890-1915. Indiana University Press.
Askari, Kaveh ; Curtis, Scott ; Gray, Frank ; Pelletier, Louis ; Williams, Tami ; Yumibe, Joshua. / Performing New Media, 1890-1915. Indiana University Press, 2014. 327 p.
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Askari K, Curtis S, Gray F, Pelletier L, Williams T, Yumibe J. Performing New Media, 1890-1915. Indiana University Press, 2014. 327 p.