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|Named Person:||Harrison Birtwistle; Harrison Birtwistle; Harrison Birtwistle|
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|Description:||xvii, 469 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||The roots of Birtwistle's theatrical expression : from pantomime to Down by the Greenwood Side --
Punch and Judy : parody, allusion and the grotesque --
The Mask of Orpheus : 'lyrical formalism', time and narrative --
Yan Tan Tethera : pastoral labyrinths and the scene-agent ratio --
The shadow of opera : dramatic narrative and musical discourse in Gawain --
'A face like music' : shaping images into sound in The Second Mrs Kong --
Corporeal music : Bow Down, The Io Passion and The Corridor 270 Artaud's 'true' theatre --
The Last Supper and The Minotaur : eyes 'half filled and half deserted'.
|Series Title:||Music since 1900.|
'Even were Harrison Birtwistle's Operas and Music Theatre not so well written by such a perceptive and well-qualified author as David Beard, it would be a definitive study. Since it is, the book can