Wagner's "Ring" and German Drama PDF ePub eBook

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Wagner's In this text, Wagner's "Ring", a phenomenon of the German drama tradition, is situated and examined alongside other major works of the canon. Wagner defines tragedy as a mythological drama. The theoretical foundation of the "Ring" is a complex dialectic of history and myth. By contrasting the "Ring" with the dramas of Schiller, Hebbel, Hofmannsthal and Brecht, different facets of Wagner's work are highlighted beyond theoretical generalizations or broad overviews. This series of comparisons offers insight into the interrelationships of the "Ring" with the previous German tradition, and also investigates its influence on 20th-century drama and opera. Ideas proposed in this study include the suggestions that Schiller's "Wallenstein" trilogy might have served as a covert source for the "Ring" and that "Ariadne auf Naxos" and "Mahagonny" represent parodies of the "Ring".

About Mary A. Cicora

MARY A. CICORA is author of Mythology as Metaphor: Romantic Irony, Critical Theory, and Wagner's RING (Greenwood, 1998). After attending Yale, she received her doctorate degree in German Literature from Cornell.

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Author : Mary A. Cicora
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 30 January 1999
ISBN : 0313305293
EAN : 9780313305290
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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