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Martha Graham in Love and WarThe Life in the Work$
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Mark Franko

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199777662

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777662.001.0001

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The Invention of Martha Graham

The Invention of Martha Graham

Emergence and the Strictures

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Martha Graham in Love and War

Mark Franko

Oxford University Press

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

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