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The mythological in the operas of Benjamin Britten

Author: Slobodan Lazarević; Radmila Paunovic Stajn; Nikola Strajnić
Publisher: Lewiston, New York ; Ceredigion, Wales : Edwin Mellen Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The mythological in the operas of Benjamin Britten was analysed in six of his operas: Paul Bunyan (1941), Peter Grimes (1945), Billy Budd (1951), Gloriana (1952), The Turn of the Screw (1954) and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Slobodan Lazarević; Radmila Paunovic Stajn; Nikola Strajnić
ISBN: 9781495502699 1495502694
OCLC Number: 894931565
Description: viii, 164 pages: illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Sample from Table of Contents: Foreword by Dr Nikola Strajnic; Introduction - Soundless light; I Identification; 1. Tradition and authority; 2. Transformation of the mythological image; 2.1. The bases of "new mythology" - a brief survey; 2.2. The hero of the pioneer epoch; 2.3. Dethroning the image of the culture hero; II Antique chorus in Britten's creative procedure; 1. Synchrony and diachrony; 2. The tragic and destiny; 3. Temptation and blackmail; 4. The seesaws of Destiny; 5. Renunciation of a powerful ruler; 6. Just - Unjust; 7. The lead of years, the burden of memory; III LINKS; 1. Britten's mythopoeic model of the world and more.
Responsibility: Radmila Paunovic Stajn and Slobodan Lazarevic ; with a foreword by Nikola Strajnic.

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