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Joanna Grądziel-Wójcik

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This article presents an interpretation of the title poem of The Cooper’s Daughter (2002), Ludmiła Marjańska’s penultimate volume of funeral, senile and feminist verse. ‘The cooper’s daughter’ stands out from Marjańska’s other lyrics by dint of its well-ordered rhythmic structure and its wealth of symbolic signs, placing it firmly in a broad anthropological and cultural context. It’s a dancing poem, re-enacting the mystery of life and death; its analysis opens a perspective on the whole of Marjańska’s work and provides the tools for a reconstruction of her truly original and disturbing ‘metaphysical project’.

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Łukasz Smoluch

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Henryk Oskar Kolberg (1814–1890), a musician, composer, the greatest Polish ethnographer and one of the fathers of European ethnomusicology, collected over 20,000 folk songs, dances, and instrumental melodies from the territory of today’s Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and other Slavic countries. The musical culture of the Hutsuls was an object of Oskar Kolberg’s interest in the late 1870s and early 1880s. The research material related to this region was collected by Kolberg, similarly as in other regions, from two different types of sources. The core of his work consisted of field notes written down during his few trips to that region. Another way of collecting information for Kolberg’s publication included an extensive study of already published resources – historical and ethnographical works, collections of songs, short articles, etc. Kolberg’s study of the musical culture of the Hutsuls is a very valuable source for the history of the culture of this part of Europe.

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Emilia Grzędzicka

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Long-eared owl Asio otus is a specialist predator, hunting primarily upon voles Microtus spp. Be-cause size of the territory and breeding success of the predator depend on food availability, the number of long-eared owls wintering in a given locality is likely determined by the local abun-dance of voles. The amplitude and regularity of their cycle have been recently diminished and quantitative assessment of such a cycle is currently unavailable. Diet and number of wintering owls were monitored during two winters (2005/06 and 2006/07) in Busko-Zdrój and Pińczów (south-central Poland). It was found that number of voles is still a factor determining number of wintering owls, also every fock in particular locality has its’ own dynamics of owl number. Research on predators’ diet − especially specialists like long-eared owl − is nowadays very important because of vole fluctuation cycle disturbances caused mainly by global warming.

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Ana Leticia Padeski Ferreira and Marchi Júnior Wanderley

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the changes that took place in relation to the peculiarities of Capoeira within Brazilian society. This popular practice, which is considered a martial art, a dance and a game, developed during the 19th century, where it was practiced by individuals from the lower walks of life. Practicing Capoeira was a felony, as it posed a threat to public safety, order, and morality. Presently, it has been upgraded to a Brazilian cultural asset, which shows how the perception of its practice has changed. These changes follow the different views of the historical processes related to abolitionism and the perverse incorporation of blacks into society at that time, which have continued until present time, having undergone significant changes and grown as a valued physical expression

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Political Scandal Tests Trust in Politicians

The Case of the Finnish Minister Who Resigned Because of His Text Messages

Pekka Isotalus and Merja Almonkari

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Political scandals have been observed to be increasingly common everywhere. In April 2008, the Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ilkka Kanerva, was compelled to resign because of the sensation arising from the enormous number of suggestive text messages that he had sent to a young female erotic dancer. During the scandal, the media followed this episode intensively. The present article considers what kinds of qualities for political leadership the media called for during this scandal and how these qualities were justified. The paper is based partly on quantitative but mostly on qualitative content analyses of the four most read newspapers in Finland. The results show five categories, the qualities being professional competence, personal characteristics and behaviour, trustworthiness, maintenance of relations and communication skills. The results show that the requirements imposed by the media are high, but that evaluation of professional competence is still crucial. Further, the occurrence of a scandal seems to trigger discussions on trust in politicians.

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Teresa Nowak

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Oskar Kolberg never visited Lusatia, and did not come in direct contact with the Sorbs. Still, hoping to carry out his original project of a collection of melodies from all Slavic nations, Kolberg could not ignore Lusatian songs and dances. The volume Materiały do etnografii Słowian Zachodnich i Południowych, Part 1: Łużyce is made up of three sections. The first one contains Kolberg’s translations to the Polish language and excerpts from Jan Arnošt Smoler’s monumental work Volkslieder der Sorben in der Ober- und Niederlausitz / Pěsnički hornich a delnich Łužiskich Serbow. The second part includes Sorbian materials from the collection of Andrzej Kucharski, who in the years 1826–1827 studied the history, literature and language of Lusatians. The third part contains Kolberg’s own rather scarce lexical and bibliographical notes. The aim of this article is to take note of a not-sowell- known volume of Kolberg’s folk-musical collection and to discuss the meaning of this publication nowadays.

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Kevin A. Quarmby

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The 2012 Globe to Globe Festival proved a great success. Actors, directors, musicians, dancers, designers and technicians travelled from all over the world to perform on the Globe stage. Visitors to London’s Cultural Olympiad enjoyed six jam-packed weeks of Shakespeare, presented in an array of international languages. The Globe’s Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, and his Festival Director, Tom Bird, had achieved what seemed, to many, the impossible. Nonetheless, filmed interviews with Dromgoole and Bird, conducted during the festival by the American documentary-maker Steve Rowland, offer tantalizing insights into the genesis of the festival venture. These candid interviews confirm the sometimes farcical, often exhausting, but invariably serendipitous truth behind the Globe to Globe Festival’s short, intense history. Although the Globe was “flying completely blind,” it still succeeded in hosting a glorious feast of Shakespearean delights, seasoned with the strong spice of multiculturality.

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Ewa Puszczałowska-Lizis, Teresa Pop and Ewelina Szymańska-Smoleń

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Fiona Kerlogue

Literature DESRIKA RETNO WIDYASTUTI et al . Masks and Wayang: the collections of the National Museum of Indonesia. Jakarta, 2013. DE ZOETE, Beryl – SPIES, Walter. Dance and Drama in Bali. London, 1938. DIBIA, I Wayan – BALLINGER, Rucina. Balinese Dance, Drama and Music. Singapore, 2004. EISEMAN, Fred B. Jr. Bali: Sekala and Niskala Vol. 2. Essays on Society, Tradition and Craft. Singapore, 1990. HEPPELL, Michael. Borneo and Beyond: tribal arts of Indonesia, East Malaysia and Madagascar. Singapore, 1990. HEPPELL

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Francesca Rayner

W orks C ited Sealey, Jenny. “Jenny Sealey: ‘You must be better than non-disabled actors’.” 3 May 2016. British Council. 23 November 2018. < https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/jenny-sealey-you-must-be-better-non-disabled-actors >. “Video: The Making of a Different Romeo and Juliet .” 2 September 2016. Theatre and Dance. British Council. 23 November 2018. < https://theatreanddance.britishcouncil.org/blog/2016/09/video-the-making-of-a-different-romeo-and-juliet/ >.