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Happy alchemy : on the pleasures of music and the theatre

Author: Robertson Davies; Jennifer Surridge; Brenda Davies
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davies, Robertson, 1913-1995.
Happy alchemy.
New York : Viking, 1998
(OCoLC)605378706
Named Person: Robertson Davies; Robertson Davies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robertson Davies; Jennifer Surridge; Brenda Davies
ISBN: 0670880191 9780670880195
OCLC Number: 38430682
Notes: Originally published in Canada by McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1997.
Description: xiv, 384 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Alchemy in the theatre --
The noble Greeks --
Look at the clock! --
On seeing plays --
Laurence Olivier --
Prologue to The good natur'd man --
Lewis Carroll in the theatre --
An allegory of the physician --
The lure of fantasy --
Tanya Moiseiwitsch --
A letter from Friar Bacon & Friar Bungay --
Stratford forty years ago --
Introduction to an anthology of Canadian plays --
Introduction to At my heart's core and Overlaid --
Introduction to Fortune, My foe, and Eros at breakfast --
Introduction to Hunting Stuart and The voice of the people --
A prologue to the The critic --
Melodrama: The silver king --Some reflections on Rigoletto --
Opera for the man who reads Hamlet --
Opera and humour --
A conversation about Dr. Canon's cure --
Children of the moon --When is opera really grand? --
Scottish folklore and opera --
My musical career --
Dickens and music --
Folk-song: a lost world of archetypes --
Harper of the stones --
Jung and the writer --
The value of a coherent notion of culture --
How I write a book --
How to be a collector.
Responsibility: Robertson Davies ; edited by Jennifer Surridge and Brenda Davies.

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