Variety and Daily Variety Television Reviews, 1993-1994

Author: Prouty

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780824037970

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.
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Puccini and The Girl

History and Reception of The Girl of the Golden West

Author: Annie J. Randall,Rosalind Gray Davis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226703893

Category: Music

Page: 241

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Set in the American West during the California Gold Rush, La fanciulla del West marked a significant departure from Giacomo Puccini's previous and best- known works. Puccini and the Girl is the first book to explore this important but often misunderstood opera that became the earliest work by a major European composer to receive an American premiere when it opened at New York's Metropolitan Opera House in 1910. Adapted from American playwright David Belasco's Broadway production, The Girl of the Golden West, Fanciulla was Puccini's most consciously modern work, and its Met debut received mixed reviews. Annie J. Randall and Rosalind Gray Davis base their account of its creation on previously unknown letters from Puccini to his main librettist, Carlo Zangarini. They mine musical materials, newspaper accounts, and rare photographs and illustrations to tell the full story of this controversial opera. Puccini and the Girl considers the production and reception of Puccini's "cowboy" opera in the light of contemporary criticism, providing both fascinating insight into its history and a look to the future as its centenary approaches. “Engrossing. . . . An eminently readable, ideally direct and information-packed book.”—William Fregosi, Opera Today
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The New Kobbé's Opera Book

Author: Anthony Peattie,George Henry Hubert Lascelles Earl of Harewood

Publisher: Putnam Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 1012

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Summarizes the plots of operas ranging from the 17th to the 20th century and includes composers such as Mozart, Wagner, Rossini, and Benjamin Britten
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The New Grove Book of Operas

Author: Stanley Sadie

Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Opera

Page: 758

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Over 250 operas are described in this book, most having been performed in the major opera houses of the English-speaking world in the last 25 years. The operas are listed in A-Z order, including a plot synopsis and original cast list.
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Who Married Figaro?

A Book of Opera Characters

Author: Joyce Bourne,Joyce Bourne Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 354

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A unique and authoritative A-Z reference work that will answer all your questions on who's who in opera. Contains over 2,500 lively entries on operatic characters, with information on the creator of the role and notable performances. From Aeneas to Zaida, A Book of Opera Characters providesextensive coverage of all the characters in operas from around the world and gives synopses for over 200 operas and operettas. It includes feature articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, such as Placido Domingo and Dame Janet Baker, plus, new to this edition, articlescontributed by Christine Brewer and Joyce DiDonato. Recommended opera-related web links are listed for relevant and up-to-date extra information. The appendix of contemporary opera of the last ten years provides detailed synopses followed by the cast list of people who sang at the world premiere.This book is an invaluable source of reference for professionals and amateurs alike, and a fascinating read for anyone curious about opera, for example, who did marry Figaro?
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Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

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