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Brecht at the Opera

Joy H. Calico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254824
eISBN:
9780520942813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254824.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book looks at the German playwright's lifelong ambivalent engagement with opera. An ardent opera lover in his youth, Brecht later denounced the genre as decadent and irrelevant to modern society ... More


The <i>Gestus</i> of Showing: Brecht, Tableaux and Early Cinema in Angelopoulos’ Political Period (1970–80)

Angelos Koutsourakis

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the work of Bertolt Brecht as a source of formative energy for Theo Angelopoulos. It reads Angelopoulos' 1970s films with an eye for Brechtian forms and tropes, focusing ... More


Wieland Wagner: The Appia Heritage and the Gesamtkunstwerk

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

The chapter defines Wieland Wagner’s achievement and his ambiguous stance towards the Gesamtkunstwerk through the prism of his programme for ‘Neu-Bayreuth’. It demonstrates the importance to him of ... More


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