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The Invention of Martha Graham

Mark Franko

in Martha Graham in Love and War

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199777662
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950119 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777662.003.0003
                   The Invention of Martha Graham

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This chapter examines the development of Graham’s image in the media across the 1940s and her role as a celebrity woman artist in wartime and the postwar era. It examines Graham’s resistance to being typecast as a woman and a choreographer and her resistance to marriage as a threat to her independence. Her first mytho-graphic works are discussed: Dark Meadow (1946), Cave of the Heart (1946) and Errand into the Maze (1947).

Keywords: celebrity; Dark Meadow; Cave of the Heart; Errand into the Maze; typecasting; marriage

Chapter.  12841 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance ; American Music

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