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The Resource Dance and drama in French baroque opera, Rebecca Harris-Warrick

Dance and drama in French baroque opera, Rebecca Harris-Warrick

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Dance and drama in French baroque opera
Title
Dance and drama in French baroque opera
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Rebecca Harris-Warrick
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Language
eng
Summary
Since its inception, French opera has embraced dance, yet all too often operatic dancing is treated as mere decoration. This book exposes the multiple and meaningful roles that dance has played, starting from Jean-Baptiste Lully's first opera in 1672. It counters prevailing notions in operatic historiography that dance was parenthetical and presents compelling evidence that the divertissement is essential to understanding the work. The book considers the operas of Lully and the 46-year period between the death of Lully and the arrival of Rameau, when influences from the commedia dell'arte and other theatres began to inflect French operatic practices. It explores the intersections of musical, textual, choreographic and staging practices at a complex institution - the Academie Royale de Musique - which upheld as a fundamental aesthetic principle the integration of dance into opera
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DLC
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Harris-Warrick, Rebecca
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1727.2
LC item number
.H37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in opera
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  • Lully, Jean-Baptiste
  • Dance in opera
  • Dance in opera
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • Dance in opera
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • France
  • Barock
  • Oper
  • Tanz
  • Dramaturgie
  • Frankreich
Label
Dance and drama in French baroque opera, Rebecca Harris-Warrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dance foundations
  • 4.
  • Dance practices on stage
  • 5.
  • Prologues
  • 6.
  • The lighter side of Lully
  • Part II.
  • The Rival Muses in the Age of Campra:
  • 7.
  • Introduction
  • The muses take the stage
  • 8.
  • Thalie, muse of comedy
  • 9.
  • Thalie visits the fairs
  • 10.
  • The contested comic
  • 11.
  • Melpomène, muse of tragedy
  • 12.
  • Part I.
  • Melpomène adapts
  • 13.
  • Terpsichore, muse of the dance
  • 14.
  • In the traces of Terpsichore
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1.
  • Works performed at the Academie Royale de Musique, 1695-1732, in which the impact of the come die italienne can be seen
  • Appendix 2.
  • A partial list of performances consisting of fragments, 1702-32
  • Lully
  • Appendix 3.
  • The choreographies danced at the Opera contextualized
  • 1.
  • The dramaturgy of Lully's divertissements
  • 2.
  • Constructing the divertissement
  • 3.
Control code
946968074
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 484 pages
Isbn
9781107137899
Lccn
2016023675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music :
System control number
(OCoLC)946968074
Label
Dance and drama in French baroque opera, Rebecca Harris-Warrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dance foundations
  • 4.
  • Dance practices on stage
  • 5.
  • Prologues
  • 6.
  • The lighter side of Lully
  • Part II.
  • The Rival Muses in the Age of Campra:
  • 7.
  • Introduction
  • The muses take the stage
  • 8.
  • Thalie, muse of comedy
  • 9.
  • Thalie visits the fairs
  • 10.
  • The contested comic
  • 11.
  • Melpomène, muse of tragedy
  • 12.
  • Part I.
  • Melpomène adapts
  • 13.
  • Terpsichore, muse of the dance
  • 14.
  • In the traces of Terpsichore
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1.
  • Works performed at the Academie Royale de Musique, 1695-1732, in which the impact of the come die italienne can be seen
  • Appendix 2.
  • A partial list of performances consisting of fragments, 1702-32
  • Lully
  • Appendix 3.
  • The choreographies danced at the Opera contextualized
  • 1.
  • The dramaturgy of Lully's divertissements
  • 2.
  • Constructing the divertissement
  • 3.
Control code
946968074
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 484 pages
Isbn
9781107137899
Lccn
2016023675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music :
System control number
(OCoLC)946968074

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