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The Resource Disordered heroes in opera : a psychiatric report, John Cordingly ; edited by Claire Seymour

Disordered heroes in opera : a psychiatric report, John Cordingly ; edited by Claire Seymour

Label
Disordered heroes in opera : a psychiatric report
Title
Disordered heroes in opera
Title remainder
a psychiatric report
Statement of responsibility
John Cordingly ; edited by Claire Seymour
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The retired psychiatrist and former music graduate John Cordingly examines twelve operatic heroes under six sub-categories of personality disorder. He justifies his view that they are not 'mad' by tracing the histories of mental disorder, sexuality and Byronism, and by placing each opera within its cultural context. He also considers what professional treatment is needed according to modern criteria. His gallery of heroes includes the hubristic Otello and Godunov, the psychopathic Iago and Claggart, the schizoid Wozzeck and Grimes, the borderline Werther and Herman, the narcissisticDon Giovanni and Onegin, and the repressed and melancholic Faust and Aschenbach. Each is considered within the overall design of their respective work. Cordingly also probes the reception of each opera and draws comparisons with cases from life. The book is a landmark in being the first of its kind and weaves a fascinating tapestry of concerns. It is also eminently readable. JOHN CORDINGLY (author) is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. CLAIRE SEYMOUR (editor) is Head of Senior College at Queen's College London and the author of The Operas of Benjamin Britten [Boydell Press]
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cordingly, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Seymour, Claire
Series statement
Defining opera
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Onegin, Evgeniĭ
  • Juan
  • Massenet, Jules
  • Gounod, Charles
  • Britten, Benjamin
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
  • Berg, Alban
  • Britten, Benjamin
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Britten, Benjamin
  • Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich
  • Faust
  • Juan
  • Onegin, Evgeniĭ
  • Heroes in opera
  • Opera
  • Aschenbach, Gustav von (Fictitious character)
  • Iago (Fictitious character)
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Aschenbach, Gustav von (Fictitious character)
  • Faust (Legendary character)
  • Iago (Fictitious character)
  • Opera
Label
Disordered heroes in opera : a psychiatric report, John Cordingly ; edited by Claire Seymour
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disordered not mad -- The flawed personality : Otello and Boris -- The psychopathic personality : Iago and Claggart -- The (paranoid) schizoid personality : Wozzeck and Grimes -- The borderline personality : Werther and Hermann -- The histrionic and narcissistic personality : Don Giovanni and Onegin -- The depressed personality : Faust and Aschenbach
Control code
ocn963944063
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780993377419
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gqx9t4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963944063
Label
Disordered heroes in opera : a psychiatric report, John Cordingly ; edited by Claire Seymour
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disordered not mad -- The flawed personality : Otello and Boris -- The psychopathic personality : Iago and Claggart -- The (paranoid) schizoid personality : Wozzeck and Grimes -- The borderline personality : Werther and Hermann -- The histrionic and narcissistic personality : Don Giovanni and Onegin -- The depressed personality : Faust and Aschenbach
Control code
ocn963944063
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780993377419
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gqx9t4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963944063

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