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Powerful Women, Threatened Men: The Femme Fatale Myth (Women's Power in Culture)
by Edith Zack
The femme fatale is a male topos in which masculine traits are attributed to a woman. Thus, she is powerful, initiating, and independent; yet being also beautiful and erotic she is associated with seduction and corrupting forces which lead men to their own destruction. Though this topic had existed since the beginning of humankind, her...
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Salome; Dance of the Seven Veils (Women's Power in Culture)
by Edith Zack
The princess of Judea inverses gender roles. Thus, from a masculine point of view Salome is a feminine object that is gazed at, yet in modern terms of interpretation she is an observer who speaks and reveals to the public a script of rape and revenge. In spite of Salome’s tragedy, which is rooted in her solipsistic discourse, one of...
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The Social Relevance of Puccini's Turandot (Women's Power in Culture)
by Edith Zack
The Chinese princess Turandot symbolizes a revolutionary figure who becomes initiator and exploiter of her personal freedom. By sharing the individual story of her ancestress’ rape she takes upon herself the basic rules of a female author who gains access to repressed femininity. Consequently, she creates new perspectives of thinking...
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Princess Turandot; a Story of Rape and Revenge (Women's Power in Culture)
by Edith Zack
Puccini’s Turandot is curiously the most contemporary of all his works. For it is here that the figure of the femme fatale is most strongly drawn in all her modern relevance. The exotic Chinese’s princess cultural design represents a masculine style of thought, starting with Carlo Gozzi’s play (1761), and ending with Puccini’s...
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Carmen; a Free-Minded Woman (Women's Power in Culture)
by Edith Zack
One of the most fascinating embodiments of the femme fatale in the 19th century is Carmen, the heroine of Prosper Mérimée’s novel and Georges Bizet’s opera. Her image created a new dimension in feminine perception and became a cultural phenomenon which was characteristic of the second half of the century. Like most of the Romantic...
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Carmen; Femme Créatrice e in Bizet's Opera (Women's Power in Culture)
by Edith Zack
Conceived by four bourgeois male creators Carmen became a symbol of promiscuity that was associated with low hygiene and street life. Her image, which contradicted the traditional feminine of patriarchy, conveyed danger to the decent Parisian family in the 1870s. Her eccentric world became one of the embodiments of the rêve espagnol...
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On Problems of Communication in Richard Strauss's Salome (Womenws Power in Culture)
by Edith Zack
A subversive reading of Salome’s text, from a woman’s point of view, reveals problems of communication, stemming from the different perception of gender. For Herod, who is located at the top of the male hegemonic pyramid, his stepdaughter is just a naive and inexperienced adolescent, whose strength lies in her beauty and her ability...
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Love of the Sirens: On Composers, Compulsions, and Creations (Women's Power in Culture Book 1)
by Edith Zack
Have you ever heard about women creators? For centuries we heard nothing about women creators. History has perpetuated male poets, writers, composers and painters, as well as conductors, philosophers, critics and historians who have documented the history of the world. Women, on the other hand, were something of an adornment....
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