Download Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online full books anytime and anywhere. Click GET BOOK button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Title Opera and Drama in Eighteenth Century London
Author Ian Woodfield
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2001-05-10
Category Music
Total Pages 339
ISBN 1139432222
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

In this study, Ian Woodfield explores the cultural and commercial life of Italian opera in late eighteenth-century London. It was a period when theatre and opera worlds mixed, venues were shared, and agents and managers collaborated and competed. Through primary sources, many analysed for the first time, Woodfield examines such issues as finances, recruitment policy, the handling of singers and composers, links with Paris and Italy, and the role of women in opera management. These key topics are also placed within the context of a personal dispute between two of the most important managers of the day, the woman writer Frances Brooke and the actor David Garrick, which influenced the running of the major venues, the King's Theatre, Drury Lane and Covent Garden. Woodfield has also uncovered new information concerning the influential role of the eighteenth-century music historian and critic Charles Burney, as artistic advisor to the King's Theatre.

Historical Dictionary of Opera by Scott L. Balthazar

Title Historical Dictionary of Opera
Author Scott L. Balthazar
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release 2013-07-05
Category Music
Total Pages 562
ISBN 0810879433
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential information and integrate that content within broad social or stylistic narratives. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, composers, individual keystone operas, cities and terms. This book is a vital reference tool for students, teachers, and to all opera lovers, performers, and composers who seek information about the development of the genre.

Title Art and Ideology in European Opera
Author Rachel Cowgill
Publisher Boydell & Brewer
Release 2010
Category Music
Total Pages 413
ISBN 1843835673
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

No description available.

Title Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth Century England
Author Leslie Ritchie
Publisher Routledge
Release 2017-07-05
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 280
ISBN 1351536621
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Combining new musicology trends, formal musical analysis, and literary feminist recovery work, Leslie Ritchie examines rare poetic, didactic, fictional, and musical texts written by women in late eighteenth-century Britain. She finds instances of and resistance to contemporary perceptions of music as a form of social control in works by Maria Barthmon, Harriett Abrams, Mary Worgan, Susanna Rowson, Hannah Cowley, and Amelia Opie, among others. Relating women's musical compositions and writings about music to theories of music's function in the formation of female subjectivities during the latter half of the eighteenth century, Ritchie draws on the work of cultural theorists and cultural historians, as well as feminist scholars who have explored the connection between femininity and performance. Whether crafting works consonant with societal ideals of charitable, natural, and national order, or re-imagining their participation in these musical aids to social harmony, women contributed significantly to the formation of British cultural identity. Ritchie's interdisciplinary book will interest scholars working in a range of fields, including gender studies, musicology, eighteenth-century British literature, and cultural studies.

English Drama by Richard W. Bevis

Title English Drama
Author Richard W. Bevis
Publisher Routledge
Release 2014-06-06
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 356
ISBN 1317870913
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

What were the causes of Restoration drama's licentiousness? How did the elegantly-turned comedy of Congreve become the pointed satire of Fielding? And how did Sheridan and Goldsmith reshape the materials they inherited? In the first account of the entire period for more than a decade, Richard Bevis argues that none of these questions can be answered without an understanding of Augustan and Georgian history. The years between 1660 and 1789 saw considerable political and social upheaval, which is reflected in the eclectic array of dramatic forms that is Georgian theatre's essential characteristic.

Title Politics and Culture in 18th Century Anglo Italian Encounters
Author Lidia De Michelis
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release 2019-06-04
Category History
Total Pages 312
ISBN 1527535479
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This collection addresses Anglo-Italian influences, correspondences and relationships through the lens of an expansive notion of eighteenth-century political history, explored in its fecund dialogue with cultural history. Its multifaceted approach fleshes out the idea of the Enlightenment community of people linking and sharing different forms and structures of knowledge into a comprehensive picture of the Age of Reason. This book probes fields of great relevance for the cultural interpretation of historical experience, and composes a lively, and as yet unexplored, map of an interconnected European world. Anglo-Italian encounters are explored here primarily through the interweaving of political and cultural history, adding a valuable cog to contemporary insight into the cosmopolitan nature of Enlightenment Europe. The essays here range in scope from the public economy and international trade to finance, moral philosophy, the ethics and politics of translation, travel, the cosmopolitan impact of Italian music and taste, and the art of gardening.

Title The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature
Author Frederick Burwick
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2012
Category English literature
Total Pages 548
ISBN 1405188103
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Title The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth Century Opera
Author Anthony R. DelDonna
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2009-06-25
Category Music
Total Pages
ISBN 1139828177
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Reflecting a wide variety of approaches to eighteenth-century opera, this Companion brings together leading international experts in the field to provide a valuable reference source. Viewing opera as a complex and fascinating form of art and social ritual, rather than reducing it simply to music and text analysis, individual essays investigate aspects such as audiences, architecture of the theaters, marketing, acting style, and the politics and strategy of representing class and gender. Overall, the volume provides a synthesis of well established knowledge, reflects recent research on eighteenth-century opera, and stimulates further research. The reader is encouraged to view opera as a cultural phenomenon that can reveal aspects of our culture, both past and present. Eighteenth-century opera is experiencing continuing critical and popular success through innovative and provoking productions world-wide, and this Companion will appeal to opera goers as well as to students and teachers of this key topic.

Title Popular Opera in Eighteenth Century France
Author David Charlton
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2021-12-16
Category Music
Total Pages 350
ISBN 1316515842
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A major re-orientation in understanding opera, exploring musical comedies with spoken dialogue previously excluded from historical accounts.

Title Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century
Author Fiona Ritchie
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2012-04-19
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages
ISBN 110737765X
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

In the eighteenth century, Shakespeare became indisputably the most popular English dramatist. Published editions, dramatic performances and all kinds of adaptations of his works proliferated and his influence on authors and genres was extensive. By the second half of the century Shakespeare's status had been fully established, and since that time he has remained central to English culture. Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century explores the impact he had on various aspects of culture and society: not only in literature and the theatre, but also in visual arts, music and even national identity. The eighteenth century's Shakespeare, however, was not our Shakespeare. In recovering the particular ways in which his works were read and used during this crucial period in his reception, this book, with its many illustrations and annotated bibliography, is the clearest way into understanding this key phase in the reception of the playwright.