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Papageno : Emanuel Schikaneder, man of the theater in Mozart's time

Author: Kurt Honolka; Reinhard G Pauly
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Emanuel Schikaneder (1751-1812) is well known to opera lovers as the librettist of Mozart's The Magic Flute, and it was this collaboration that brought him a measure of immortality. Yet he was the most important theater director of his time, an actor, singer, producer, the founder of the famous Theater an der Wien, and a prolific dramatist. His works include magic farces, realistic popular plays, even precursors of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Honolka, Kurt, 1913-1988.
Papageno.
Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, c1990
(OCoLC)644703006
Named Person: Emanuel Schikaneder; Emanuel Schikaneder; Emanuel Schikaneder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Honolka; Reinhard G Pauly
ISBN: 0931340217 9780931340215
OCLC Number: 20055598
Notes: Translation of: Papageno.
Description: 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: An unknown celebrity --
The players are coming! --
From minstrel to director --
The Freihaus Theater Auf Der Wieden I --
The Magic Flute --
Theories and legends --
In the Freihaus Theater Auf Der Wieden II --
Vienna's largest and most beautiful theater --
Decline and end --
Notes --
List of works.
Other Titles: Papageno.
Responsibility: Kurt Honolka ; translated by Jane Mary Wilde ; Reinhard G. Pauly, general editor.

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"Emanuel Schikaneder (1751-1812) is well known to opera lovers as the librettist of Mozart's The Magic Flute, and it was this collaboration that brought him a measure of immortality. Yet he was the most important theater director of his time, an actor, singer, producer, the founder of the famous Theater an der Wien, and a prolific dramatist. His works include magic farces, realistic popular plays, even precursors of surrealist drama. He was a fascinating personality who led a life full of adventure: he lived in a castle at the height of his powers, but died in misery and madness in a tiny room in Vienna. This compelling story of Schikaneder's life also sheds light on the historical, sociological, and theatrical developments of his time."--Book jacket.

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