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The Resource Reading opera, edited by Arthur Groos and Roger Parker

Reading opera, edited by Arthur Groos and Roger Parker

Label
Reading opera
Title
Reading opera
Statement of responsibility
edited by Arthur Groos and Roger Parker
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Libretto-bashing has a distinguished tradition in the blood sport of opera," writes Arthur Groos in the introduction to this broad survey of critical approaches to that much-maligned genre. To examine, and to challenge, the long-standing prejudice against libretti and the scholarly tradition that has, until recently, reiterated it, Groos and Roger Parker have commissioned thirteen stimulating essays by musicologists, literary critics, and historians. Taken as a whole, the volume demonstrates that libretti are now very much within the purview of contemporary humanistic scholarship. Libretti pose questions of intertextuality, transposition of genre, and reception history. They invite a broad spectrum of contemporary reading strategies ranging from the formalistic to the feminist. And as texts for music they raise issues in the relation between the two mediums and their respective traditions. Reading Opera will be of value to anyone with a serious interest in opera and contemporary opera criticism. The essays cover the period from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on works of the later nineteenth century. The contributors are Carolyn Abbate, William Ashbrook, Katherine Bergeron, Caryl Emerson, Nelly Furman, Sander L. Gilman, Arthur Groos, James A. Hepokoski, Jurgen Maehder, Roger Parker, Paul Robinson, Christopher Wintle, and Susan Youens. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
Illustrations
music
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Groos, Arthur
  • Parker, Roger
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libretto
  • Music and literature
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Libretto
  • Music and literature
  • Oper
Label
Reading opera, edited by Arthur Groos and Roger Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Most of the essays presented at a conference held at Cornell University, Oct. 1986
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
Appropriation in Wagner's Tristan libretto / Arthur Groos -- Boito and F.-V. Hugo's "magnificent translation" : a study in the genesis of the Otello libretto / James A. Hepokoski -- An unseen player : destiny in Pelléas et Mélisande / Susan Youens -- The origins of Italian literaturoper : Guglielmo Ratcliff, La figlia di Iorio, Parisina, and Francesca da Rimini / Jürgen Maehder -- Erik's dream and Tannhäuser's journey / Carolyn Abbate -- The languages of love in Carmen / Nelly Furman -- How to avoid believing (while reading Iago's "Credo") / Katherine Bergeron -- The numinous in Götterdämmerung / Christopher Wintle -- Musorgsky's libretti on historical themes : from the two Borises to Khovanshchina / Caryl Emerson -- Boito and the 1868 Mefistofele libretto as a reform text / William Ashbrook -- On reading nineteenth-century opera : Verdi through the looking-glass / Roger Parker -- Strauss and the pervert / Sander L. Gilman -- A deconstructive postscript : reading libretti and misreading opera / Paul Robinson
Control code
ocn889253246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859597
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859597
Other physical details
music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt736c0w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253246
Label
Reading opera, edited by Arthur Groos and Roger Parker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Most of the essays presented at a conference held at Cornell University, Oct. 1986
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
Appropriation in Wagner's Tristan libretto / Arthur Groos -- Boito and F.-V. Hugo's "magnificent translation" : a study in the genesis of the Otello libretto / James A. Hepokoski -- An unseen player : destiny in Pelléas et Mélisande / Susan Youens -- The origins of Italian literaturoper : Guglielmo Ratcliff, La figlia di Iorio, Parisina, and Francesca da Rimini / Jürgen Maehder -- Erik's dream and Tannhäuser's journey / Carolyn Abbate -- The languages of love in Carmen / Nelly Furman -- How to avoid believing (while reading Iago's "Credo") / Katherine Bergeron -- The numinous in Götterdämmerung / Christopher Wintle -- Musorgsky's libretti on historical themes : from the two Borises to Khovanshchina / Caryl Emerson -- Boito and the 1868 Mefistofele libretto as a reform text / William Ashbrook -- On reading nineteenth-century opera : Verdi through the looking-glass / Roger Parker -- Strauss and the pervert / Sander L. Gilman -- A deconstructive postscript : reading libretti and misreading opera / Paul Robinson
Control code
ocn889253246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859597
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859597
Other physical details
music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt736c0w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253246

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