phantasmagoria


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phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă),
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă)
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phantasmagoria

(făn-tăz-mă-gŏr′ē-ă) [Gr. phantasma, an appearance, + agora, assembly, gathering]
A series of phantasms, deceptive illusions, either imagined or remembered from a dream.
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Just as songs enhanced the amorous and the sexual, dance offered audiences an enhanced phantasmagoria of sexuality, using the body to push the boundaries of the transgressive.
We argue that the nineteenth century poster signals the advent of the phantasmagoria of modernity, a key moment in the configuration of the modern/colonial regime of representation.
THERE'S an episode of Doctor Who where the Timelord meets Charles Dickens who, upon seeing a ghost, asks: "What phantasmagoria is this?
The book, as Charlesworth summarizes it at the beginning of his last chapter, "embraces poetry and prose, landscape gardens, popular entertainments like the Panorama and the Phantasmagoria, as well as painting and drawing" (155).
The "anxiety ridden" author describes the days after school when she would enter the house not knowing what parental phantasmagoria would be present.
Compare the jaw-dropping phantasmagoria that lights up city squares around the world, the adrenalin-pumping televising of the last two Gulf Wars, the triumphal opening ceremony of Beijing's Olympics Games, and you get the point.
Indeed, the reality is quite the opposite, as Phantasmagoria demonstrates.
Having come to see this work as the pinnacle of Mailer's literary invention--a pinnacle of historical writing to rival Mann on Joseph and his brothers, Proust on the evocation of childhood times, Goethe on psycho-spiritual phantasmagoria, and Tolstoy, James Jones, and an earlier Mailer on the depiction of battle-I felt agreeably trumped to hear that Evenings was Norris Mailer's favorite of all novels.
But Clare insists you don't need a degree in Welsh culture to enjoy this phantasmagoria of colourful characters.
Throughout the installations presented here, artists' use of shadows and mist evokes the alluring enigma and magic of Phantasmagoria.
But it goes much further, as Dominic Cooke and Julian Crouch, director and designer respectively, have turned the opera into a phantasmagoria of weird imagery.
To add the illusion of truth, we are bombarded with a phantasmagoria of emotive and graphic images designed to shock - kids with stitches in their faces and so on.