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Mythology as metaphor : romantic irony, critical theory, and Wagner's Ring

Author: Mary A Cicora
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Series: Contributions to the study of music and dance, no. 46.
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This text examines Wagner's "Ring" in the tradition of the romantic drama as a reworking of Greek tragedy as theoretically expressed in the second part of "Oper und Drama".

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cicora, Mary A., 1957-
Mythology as metaphor.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
(OCoLC)636753365
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary A Cicora
ISBN: 0313305285 9780313305283
OCLC Number: 38295185
Description: viii, 173 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Interpreting Wagner's Ring --
1. Wagner, Romantic Irony, and Mythology --
2. Mythology and Tragedy in Oper und Drama --
3. Mythology and Hermeneutics: The Ring as Romantic Drama --
4. Wotan's Monologue: Mythological Deconstruction --
Conclusions: Wagnerian Deconstruction?
Series Title: Contributions to the study of music and dance, no. 46.
Responsibility: Mary A. Cicora.

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"Mary Cicora shows incisively how Wagner's Ring both enacts and deconstructs the aesthetic theory Wagner expounds in Opera and Drama. Her book is a rich and innovative contribution to our Read more...

 
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