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The Resource Mr Bligh's bad language : passion, power and theatre on the Bounty, Greg Dening

Mr Bligh's bad language : passion, power and theatre on the Bounty, Greg Dening

Label
Mr Bligh's bad language : passion, power and theatre on the Bounty
Title
Mr Bligh's bad language
Title remainder
passion, power and theatre on the Bounty
Statement of responsibility
Greg Dening
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Captain Bligh and the voyage of the Bounty are the starting point of this new study of the famous mutiny in history, literature and film. By juxtaposing an account of the mutiny with an analysis of its evolving place in history and culture, Mr. Bligh's Bad Language offers a new interpretation of the mutiny in the context of its historical and cultural representations." "Beginning with an analysis of naval life and ritual aboard the Bounty, Greg Dening argues that the famous mutiny did not take place due to punitive violence, as Captain Bligh is shown to be one of the least violent of British Navy captains. Instead, he argues, Captain Bligh misunderstood the theatrical nature of shipboard life, especially his role as captain." "Moving to a larger stage, the scope of the book shifts to the reception of the mutiny in England in the eighteenth century. Connecting the voyage of the Bounty with the cultural exploration and revolutions of the age, Greg Dening shows that a mythology arose almost immediately around the participants of the mutiny and their actions, a mythology that has been continually reinterpreted into twentieth century literature and film." "Gracefully written, Mr. Bligh's Bad Language is an anthropological history of a new order, weaving the history of the Bounty with its role in our culture. Using a range of influences from Diderot to Foucault, Greg Dening reconstructs the voyage of the Bounty as moving between history and mythology, circumventing a dozen discourses."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dening, Greg
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DU800
LC item number
.D43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bligh, William
  • Bligh, William
  • Bligh, William
  • Bounty Mutiny, 1789
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Muiterijen
  • Bounty (schip)
  • Gevolgen
  • Bewoners
  • Bounty (Schiff)
  • Meuterei
  • Bounty, Mutinerie du (1789)
  • Pitcairn (île)
Label
Mr Bligh's bad language : passion, power and theatre on the Bounty, Greg Dening
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-427) and index
Contents
Act 1. The Ship. Scene i. Narrative. Fatal Histories. Mr. Bligh's Bad Language. Mr. Christian's Lot. Sad Passions and Damned Oeconomy. Scene ii. Reflection. Some Cliometrics of Violence. Some Non-Cliometrics of Violence. Iudicatio (law) and Coercio (force). Dreams of Perfect Naval Discipline. Midshipmanship. Captaining. Texts for Discipline. White Jacket -- Entr'acte: Sharks That Walk On The Land -- Act 2. The Beach. Scene i. Narrative. Between Land and Sea. An Icon of the Beach. Flags and Feather Girdles. Interlude: On Sacrifice. Another Sort of Altar Stone. Managing the Sublime. Scene ii. Reflection. In the Name of the Revolution . . . of the King . . . of the President. Going Native. Possessing Others with a Laugh -- Entr'acte: Ralph Wewitzer: The First 'Captain Bligh' -- Act 3. The Island. Scene i. Narrative. A Murderous Settlement. 'Innocence Better Imagined than Described'. 'Poore Orfing'. Politics on Pitcairn. Scene ii. Reflection. Representation and the Contribution of Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Marlon Brando and Mel Gibson to Cultural Literacy
Control code
24429977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780521383707
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91034318
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)24429977
Label
Mr Bligh's bad language : passion, power and theatre on the Bounty, Greg Dening
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-427) and index
Contents
Act 1. The Ship. Scene i. Narrative. Fatal Histories. Mr. Bligh's Bad Language. Mr. Christian's Lot. Sad Passions and Damned Oeconomy. Scene ii. Reflection. Some Cliometrics of Violence. Some Non-Cliometrics of Violence. Iudicatio (law) and Coercio (force). Dreams of Perfect Naval Discipline. Midshipmanship. Captaining. Texts for Discipline. White Jacket -- Entr'acte: Sharks That Walk On The Land -- Act 2. The Beach. Scene i. Narrative. Between Land and Sea. An Icon of the Beach. Flags and Feather Girdles. Interlude: On Sacrifice. Another Sort of Altar Stone. Managing the Sublime. Scene ii. Reflection. In the Name of the Revolution . . . of the King . . . of the President. Going Native. Possessing Others with a Laugh -- Entr'acte: Ralph Wewitzer: The First 'Captain Bligh' -- Act 3. The Island. Scene i. Narrative. A Murderous Settlement. 'Innocence Better Imagined than Described'. 'Poore Orfing'. Politics on Pitcairn. Scene ii. Reflection. Representation and the Contribution of Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Marlon Brando and Mel Gibson to Cultural Literacy
Control code
24429977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 445 p.
Isbn
9780521383707
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91034318
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)24429977

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