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dc.contributor.authorSisson, Elaine
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-16T11:42:08Z
dc.date.available2020-11-16T11:42:08Z
dc.date.copyright2020-11
dc.date.issued2020-11
dc.identifier.citationSisson E. (2021) Kismet: Hollywood, orientalism and the design language of Padraic Colum’s Mogu of the Desert. In: Pilný O., van den Beuken R., Walsh I.R. (eds) Cultural convergence. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57562-5_7en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-030-57561-8
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-030-57562-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://research.thea.ie/handle/20.500.12065/3476
dc.description.abstractThe lure of the exotic ‘other’ was implicit from the early years of the Gate’s repertoire. In 1931 the Gate produced Padraic Colum’s Mogu of the Desert, designed by Micheál mac Liammóir and featuring a young Orson Welles. Exploring Mogu uncovers a broader engagement with ‘exotic’ or oriental narratives at the Gate generally. The history and subject matter of Mogu contextualizes mac Liammóir’s fascination with oriental and Middle-Eastern culture within contemporary film. Archival photos illustrate how production stills copied the iconographic styling of film publicity using ‘film-star’ portraiture to promote the Gate. Orientalist narratives require the display of the body through the eroticization of costume – legitimizing the costumed body as a to-be-looked-at space. The Gate’s fascination with oriental settings enables the visibility of ‘transgressive’ sexualities as well as understanding the tastes and appeal of popular culture.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan, Chamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCultural convergence: The Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928–1960. (2021). Pilný O., van den Beuken R., Walsh I.R. (eds). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-57562-5en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjecttheatreen_US
dc.subjectcultural exchangeen_US
dc.subjectdublin gate theatreen_US
dc.subjecthollywooden_US
dc.subjectdesignen_US
dc.titleKismet: Hollywood, orientalism and the design language of Padraic Colum’s Mogu of the Deserten_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.description.peerreviewyesen_US
dc.identifier.urlhttps://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-57562-5en_US
dc.rights.accessinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subject.departmentDesign & Visual Artsen_US


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