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Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work

Mark Franko


Using newly discovered archival sources this book examines the major works of Martha Graham between 1938 and 1953, arguably her most productive period. Graham’s artistic maturation overlaps the global crisis of fascism, the conflict of World War II, and the post-war period that ushered in the Cold War. It also corresponds to the trajectory of her personal and professional relationship with dancer Erick Hawkins who first appeared with the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1938 when her art was taking on new dramaturgical complexity, political commitment and mytho-graphic dimension. As a relationsh ... More

Keywords: Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, myth, anti-Fascism, psychoanalysis, modern dance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199777662
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Franko, author
University of California - Santa Cruz