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The German Popular Play ‘Atis' and the Venetian Opera
A Study of the Conversion of Operas into Popular Plays, 1675–1722, with Special Reference to the Play Atis

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  • Date Published: June 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107659025

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  • Originally published in 1938, this book presents an account of the conversion of Italian operas into popular plays in the German language during the period 1675–1722. The account is based around a historical study of the play Atis, inquiring into its sources and providing information on the form and stage setting of the foreign operas it resembles. Illustrative figures, textual notes and a detailed bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in German drama and its relationship with Italian operas.

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    • Date Published: June 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107659025
    • length: 102 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.14kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1A. Description of MS, authorship, date, provenance
    1B. Italian influence on the arts in Vienna
    2. Origin and structural elements of the Venetian opera
    3A. The 'mise-en-scène' of the Venetian opera
    3B. The Jesuit drama and the opera at Vienna
    4. The opera at Vienna and the popular theatre
    5. Der stumme Prinz Atis
    its relation to the Hamburg opera and the popular theatre in Vienna
    6. Analysis of the structural elements of Atis
    comparison with the Italian original Creso, and with Bostel's Croesus
    Conclusion
    List of libretti and 'haupt- und staatsaktionen'
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Mary Beare

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