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The Prague Spring: Allegories and Allusions

Laura Bradley

in Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589630
eISBN:
9780191595479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589630.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

After exploring reactions to the Prague Spring in the GDR's theatres, this chapter investigates stagings that were premièred after the invasion of Czechoslovakia and elicited contrasting responses ... More


German Studies

John L. Flood

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British scholarship with respect to German studies during the twentieth century. It explains that until 1925 the only work of modern German literature studied for the Modern and ... More


Faustian Descents

Alexander Rehding

in Music and Monumentality: Commemoration and Wonderment in Nineteenth Century Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195385380
eISBN:
9780199852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385380.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In Goethe’s Faust II, the protagonist, Faust, was sent to the realm of the Mütterwhere he encountered abstract maternal forces and the embodiment of the Eternal-Feminine. Through this experience, ... More


Introduction

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the development of the Frankenstein myth in the nineteenth century and shows not just that there was life before Boris Karloff, but that the myth's vitality in this earlier period ... More


Entzückt: Schumann, Raphael, Faust

Nicholas Marston

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

So powerful is our image of Schumann as the most literary of composers that we easily overlook his interest in the visual arts and his association with contemporary painters such as Eduard Bendemann. ... More


Charles Gounod: (Portraits et souvenirs, Société d’édition artistique, 1899, 35–97)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

There are two sides to Charles Gounod's artistic personality: the Christian side and the pagan side, the seminary pupil and the Prix de Rome student, the apostle and the minstrel. Sometimes the two ... More


The Attenuation of Romantic Evil: A Demon Undone

in A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how Mikhail Lermontov's long and often-revised narrative poem The Demon attenuates the Romantic vision of ethics while drawing on Romantic ideas and images of spiritual ... More


Faust's Building: Theory as Practice

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter studies Faust by Marshall Berman and analyzes its structure of modernity as both constitutive and destructive of history. It defines its structure and the usage of language in its plot. ... More


Faust's and Heidegger's Technology: Building as Poiesis

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter continues the analysis established in the previous chapter, and connects it to Heidegger's views of “modern technology” as Berman used it. It reveals that this “technology” as applied to ... More


“Pale” Senta Female Sacrifice and the Desire for Heimat

John Deathridge

in Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Wagner was attracted to images of androgyny in opera. The image of androgyny, whether seen as a shifting balance of masculine and feminine features in a single figure, or as a symbol of unity between ... More


Between Incoherence and Inauthenticity: Don Giovanni and Faust

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the entire opera Don Giovanni, which explores the liberal, individualist component of the modern outlook. Don Giovanni, the embodiment of limitless desire, is one of perhaps ... More


The Sambo Girl in New York

Andrew L. Erdman

in Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter narrates how Eva Tanguay moved up the professional ladder from itinerant performer to supporting player. In the Broadway show, My Lady, Eva considered each of her fellow chorus as ... More


French Opera: A Short History

Vincent Giroud

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth, and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles, could mention only a handful—Carmen, Faust, ... More


The Bannekerade: Genius, Madness, and Magic in Black Science Fiction

Lisa Yaszek

in Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Lisa Yaszek, in “The Bannekerade: Genius, Madness, and Magic in Black Science Fiction,” demonstrates how artists working both alongside and within genre SF have used a story type she calls “the ... More


Phantoms of the Opera

Mark Everist

in Mozart's Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195389173
eISBN:
9780199979202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Gaston Leroux's Le fantôme de l’Opéra (1912) dramatizes the newly-built Palais Garnier as the backdrop to one of the best-known operatic stories of all time. While the diegetic musical emphases in ... More


The Love-Death Theme of Counselor Ayres

K. David Jackson

in Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Machado’s final failed narrator-character-author is José da Costa Marcondes Ayres, Counselor Ayres, a diplomat who spent his entire professional life of thirty years representing Brazil abroad before ... More


From Carmen to Pelléas

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history of French opera at the turn of the century. It suggests that the period which came to be known as the fin-de-siècle was dominated by the figure of Richard Wagner. ... More


Wagner’s Faustian Understanding of Beethoven’s Ninth

Christopher Alan Reynolds

in Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520285569
eISBN:
9780520960978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285569.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 compares the poem of The Flying Dutchman to the text of Wagner’s 1846 program for Beethoven’s Ninth and also to the passages from Goethe’s Faust that Wagner chose to explicate the Ninth. ... More


The Impact of Beethoven’s Ninth on The Flying Dutchman

Christopher Alan Reynolds

in Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520285569
eISBN:
9780520960978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285569.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For the scenes identified in chapter 1, chapter 2 compares the music of The Flying Dutchman to the music of the Ninth Symphony. Several musical similarities support the textual parallels between the ... More


Wagner, Thematic Dispersion, and Contrary Motion

Christopher Alan Reynolds

in Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520285569
eISBN:
9780520960978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285569.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

With the conclusion in chapter 2 that Wagner’s systematic use of contrary motion must postdate The Flying Dutchman, chapter 3 examines other works of Wagner to determine when it appeared. In ... More


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