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Transnational Theatre Histories

Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946

Sounding Modernities

Authors: Yamomo, MeLê

  • Applies, for the first time, sound culture/sound history in analysing cultural history in Asia
  • Takes a productively transnational approach
  • Explores the intersections of sound culture, theatre history, performance and media studies
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About this book

This book examines the intersection between sound and modernity in dramatic and musical performance in Manila and the Asia-Pacific between 1869 and 1948. During this period, tolerant political regimes resulted in the globalization of capitalist relations and the improvement of transcontinental travel and worldwide communication. This allowed modern modes of theatre and music consumption to instigate the uniformization of cultural products and processes, while simultaneously fragmenting societies into distinct identities, institutions, and nascent nation-states.
Taking the performing bodies of migrant musicians as the locus of sound, this book argues that the global movement of acoustic modernities was replicated and diversified through its multiple subjectivities within empire, nation, and individual agencies. It traces the arrival of European travelling music and theatre companies in Asia which re-casted listening into an act of modern cultural consumption, and follows the migration of Manila musicians as they engaged in the modernization project of the neighboring Asian cities.

About the authors

meLê yamomo is Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was a research fellow at the International Research Center 'Interweaving Performance Cultures' in Berlin and at the Global Theatre Histories Research Center in Munich. He completed his PhD in Theatre Studies and Musicology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Overture

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    Pages 1-13

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  • Chapter 1 The Sound of Modernity

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    Pages 15-53

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  • Chapter 2 The Tolling of an Early Global City: Genealogies of Cultural Modernities

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    Pages 55-84

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  • Chapter 3 De Todo un Poco: Cultural Consumption in Modern Global Manila, 1848–1898

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    Pages 85-119

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  • Entr’acte: Sound Junctures of Global Modernity

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    Pages 121-135

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69176-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69175-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theatre and Music in Manila and the Asia Pacific, 1869-1946
Book Subtitle
Sounding Modernities
Authors
Series Title
Transnational Theatre Histories
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69176-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69176-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69175-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 267
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
Topics