In a provocative essay, Currie, however, asks how these myths might be used productively: "How can the spectacle of the prima donna
work as a productive force of political transformation, rather than closing in on itself to form an ideologically dirty container for female flamboyance?
From the moment that the prima donna
began capturing the imaginations of opera-goers, she has been mediated and partly defined through a male gaze," said Prof Cowgill.
Instead of a New York opening, Prima Donna
was debuted during the Manchester International Festival.
The temperament of the prima donna
frequently mirrored those of the characters she personified, usually classical goddesses or historic characters whose life stories were epic dramas with emotional peaks that rivalled Everest.
And if you already have a prima donna
you want to get rid of?
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is at the Lantern Theatre in Blundell Street on Friday at 7.
The eccentric 67-year-old said last month: "Pandev's a very good playerbutobviously he is a prima donna
, a player it's easy not to like.
But be warned, this is a concept production; the basic premise is that the Prima Donna
is in love with the Composer who, distraught by the turn of events surrounding the premiere of his opear, has committed suicide.
The truth is you're a petulant prima donna
Remember Leo Sayer and his prima donna
strops, Jade Goody herself exposed as the nonentity she really is, Les Dennis and Vanessa Feltz cracking under the strain.
Instead, it is a history of the working prima donna
with an emphasis on little known singers who were the backbone of operatic life during this period.
ROGER FEDERER is not the prima donna
type but he's very unimpressed that he can no longer find saccharine sweet Coca-Cola on tap in the locker room.
Along the way, Deanna's slimy agent, her pacifying producer, her lunkheaded love puppet and even the prima donna
herself get to flash their moments of humanity.
Auf Wiedersehen Pet star Jimmy Nail claimed yesterday his pounds 30,000 damages for false allegations about his sexual behaviour and prima donna
attitude made libel 'cheap at the price' for newspapers.