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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in the History of Music Theater (Literarische Studien / Literary Studies)

Küpper, Ulrike

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ISBN 10: 3631609345 / ISBN 13: 9783631609347
Published by Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
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Analyzes how alterations in text and structure have affected the nature of William Shakespeare's original play - its plot, characterization and lyricism. This study deals with the constituent elements of music theater, including instrumental music, and, to a lesser extent, with artistic and cinematic representations of Shakespeare's comedy. Series: Literarische Studien Literary Studies. Num Pages: 280 pages, 99, coloured ill., tables and examples. BIC Classification: AV; DSBD; DSBF; EB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 156 x 217 x 22. Weight in Grams: 492. . 2011. 1st New edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783631609347

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Title: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's ...

Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften

Binding: Hardcover

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William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Nights Dream (1595) has survived and flourished as a drama for over five centuries. The work has also enjoyed immense popularity in music. Its lyrical verse, its constant use of musical terminology, and its references to and deployment of songs and dances have served to attract major composers over more than four centuries. The book compares their libretti with the original text, and analyzes how alterations in text and structure have affected the nature of Shakespeare’s original play – its plot, characterization and lyricism. The study also deals with the constituent elements of music theater, including instrumental music, and, to a lesser extent, with artistic and cinematic representations of Shakespeare’s comedy.

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Ulrike Küpper, born 1979, studied English Literature and Music at the Department of Anglophone Studies of the University Duisburg-Essen and the Folkwang University of the Arts. She completed the Master of Arts in English and American Literature at the Graduate School of Arts and Science of New York University, NY and teaches English and Music at a College near Cologne.

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