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Verdi's Shakespeare : men of the theater

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the writing and staging of Verdi's three triumphant Shakespearian operas: Macbeth, Othello, and Falstaff. An Italian composer who couldn't read a word of English but adored Shakespeare, Verdi devoted himself to operatic productions that authentically incorporated the playwright's texts. Wills focuses on the intense working relationships both Shakespeare and Verdi had with the performers and producers of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; William Shakespeare; Giuseppe Verdi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Wills
ISBN: 9780670023042 0670023043
OCLC Number: 707969114
Description: xi, 225 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Macbeth. Macbeth's first performers ; Diabolisms, old and new ; Psychological depth ; Lady --
Otello. Rossini's Otello ; Boito ; Othello's and Otello's first performers ; Cosmic reach ; Cosmic ruin ; Between cultures --
Falstaff. Musical Falstaffs ; Falstaff's first performers ; Inflation ; Deflation ; Levitation.
Responsibility: Garry Wills.
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Explores the writing and staging of Verdi's three triumphant Shakespearian operas: Macbeth, Othello, and Falstaff. An Italian composer who couldn't read a word of English but adored Shakespeare, Verdi devoted himself to operatic productions that authentically incorporated the playwright's texts. Wills focuses on the intense working relationships both Shakespeare and Verdi had with the performers and producers of their works.

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