Brecht at the Opera

By: Calico, Joy H.

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"Brecht at the Opera "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 even as he continued to work on opera projects throughout his career. He completed three operas and attempted two dozen more with composers such as Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau. Joy H. Calico argues that Brecht's simultaneous work on opera and "Lehrstuck "in the 1920s generated the new concept of audience experience that would come to define epic theater, and that his revisions to the theory of "Gestus "in the mid-1930s are reminiscent of nineteenth-century opera performance practices of mimesis.

Title: Brecht at the Opera

Author: Calico, Joy H.

Categories: Music, Drama/Peformance Art,

Publisher: Universtiy of California Press: 2008

ISBN Number: 0520254821

ISBN Number 13: 9780520254824

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 134498

Description: Book is in excellent condition in every respect with straight spine, sharp corners to the covers, unblemished text block that is unmarked and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket has light edgewear and scuffing, no tears. Chapters include: Lehrstck, Opera, and the New Audience Contract of the Epic Theater; The Operatic Roots of Gestus inThe Mother and Round Heads and Pointed Heads; Fragments of Opera in American Exile; Lucullus: Opera and National Identity; Brecht's Legacy for Opera: Estrangement and the Canon.

Keywords: Musicology Theater Studies, Opera Theroy Criticism, Operatic Tradition, Gestus, ,