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Bigger than Ben-Hur : the book, its adaptations, and their audiences / edited by Barbara Ryan & Milette Shamir.

Ryan, Barbara, 1958- (editor.). Shamir, Milette, (editor.).

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 813 W191bi (Text) 00000106167422 Authors' room Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 813 W191bi (Text) 00000106167406 Indiana New Book Display Checked out 03/23/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780815634171
  • ISBN: 081563417X
  • ISBN: 9780815634034
  • ISBN: 081563403X
  • Physical Description: xviii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: the Ben-Hur tradition / Barbara Ryan and Milette Shamir -- Ben-Hur's and America's Rome: from virtuous republic to tyrannous empire / Eran Shalev -- Ben-Hur's mother: narrative time, nostalgia, and progress in the Protestant historical romance / Milette Shamir -- Retelling and untelling the Christmas story: Ben-Hur, Uncle Midas, and the sunday-school movement / Jefferson J.A. Gatrall -- Holy lands, restoration, and Zionism in Ben-Hur / Hilton Obenzinger -- "In the service of Christianity": Ben-Hur and the "redemption" of the American theater, 1899-1920 / Howard Miller -- June Mathis's Ben-Hur: a tale of corporate change and the decline of women's influence in Hollywood / Thomas J. Slater -- Getting Judas right: the 1925 Ben-Hur as Jesus film and Biblical epic / Richard Walsh -- Take up the white man's burden: race and resistance to Ben-Hur / Barbara Ryan -- The erotics of the galley slave: male desire and Christian sacrifice in the 1959 film version of Ben-Hur / Ina Rae Hark -- Challenging a default Ben-Hur: a wish list / David Mayer.
Subject: Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Ben-Hur.
Christianity in literature.
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 > Filmadaptations.
Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1925)
Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
Christianity in motion pictures.
Motion pictures and literature.
Historical films > United States > History and criticism.

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