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Recognition Denied in Don Giovanni

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter shows how critical thinking about recognition makes it possible to reframe the questions that have dominated the reception of this opera. Is Don Giovanni a hero or a villain? Is the ... More


Recognition Scenes in Theory and Practice

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter opens with a review of critical thinking about recognition in literary genres, beginning with Aristotle. This historical context is indispensable, though, as Terence Cave suggests, an ... More


Operatic Discoveries: The Complex Tragedy with a Happy Ending

Blair Hoxby

in What Was Tragedy?: Theory and the Early Modern Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198749165
eISBN:
9780191813283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749165.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

That the heroes of tragedies and the persons of operas are divided by a historical and philosophical chasm is a core belief that we have inherited from Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Adorno, who insist ... More


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