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Wagner and the art of the theatre

Author: Patrick Carnegy
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The production of Wagner's operas is fiercely debated. In this groundbreaking stage history, the author vividly evokes the often scandalous great productions that have left their mark not only on our understanding of Wagner but on modern theatre as a whole.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Carnegy
ISBN: 0300106955 9780300106954
OCLC Number: 59879659
Description: xviii, 461 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Wagner and the theatre of the early nineteenth century --
The art of the future --
by royal command --
Staging the ring at Bayreuth --
Parsifal and beyond --
The inheritors : Cosima and Siegfried Wagner, Gustav Mahler and Alfred Roller --
Adolphe Appia : the opened eye of the score --
Wagner in Russia, 1890-1940 --
Travail and truth : Klemperer and the Kroll opera --
Wieland Wagner : opera as mystery play --
The political imperative --
Our uncomfortable contemporary.
Responsibility: Patrick Carnegy.
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The production of Wagner's operas is fiercely debated. In this groundbreaking stage history, the author vividly evokes the often scandalous great productions that have left their mark not only on our understanding of Wagner but on modern theatre as a whole.

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