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A Feminist Perspective on Opera Interpretation - The Case of Richard Wagner's "Der Fliegende Holleander" (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,341 Discovery Miles 13 410

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A Feminist Perspective on Opera Interpretation - The Case of Richard Wagner's "Der Fliegende Holleander" (Paperback)

Courtney W. Howland

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Drawing upon gender studies, musicology, German studies, and literary theory, the author develops a feminist analytic framework for interpreting opera and for critiquing the usual interpretations of opera, using Richard Wagner's Der fliegende Hollander as a case study. The feminist analysis, in contrast to prior interpretations of Hollander, identifies the intersection of gender and religion as at the core of the opera's main woman character, Senta. This analysis allows for recognition of Senta's power and moral agency and demonstrates that the theory of interpretation rather than the opera text determines the narrative. Courtney W. Howland is the inaugural Research Scholar at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA.

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Imprint: Lit Verlag
Country of origin: Germany
Release date: July 2014
First published: December 2014
Authors: Courtney W. Howland
Dimensions: 206 x 145 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-3-643-90537-6
Barcode: 9783643905376
Categories: Promotions
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Theatre, drama > Opera
LSN: 3-643-90537-8

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