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Five Tales for the Theatre
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date August 15, 1989
Pages 313
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226305806
ISBN-10 0226305805
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Original list price $32.00
Other format details university press
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For Count Carlo Gozzi (1720-1806), theater was a fabulous world apart, in which human beings, statues, and animals change places by magical transformations. Gozzi's stage becomes a multiscenic home for adventures, loves, enmities, and dazzling visual effects. This collection brings together for the first time modern English translations of five of Gozzi's most famous plays: The Raven, The King Stag, Turandot, The Serpent Woman, and The Green Bird, each annotated by the translators and preceded by the author's preface. Ted Emery's Introduction places Gozzi in his social and historical context, tracing his world view in both the content and the form of his tales.

In the ten works he called fiable or fairy tales, Gozzi intermingled characters from the traditional and improvised commedia dell'arte with exotic figures of his own invention. During Gozzi's lifetime, Goethe and Schiller translated and produced some of his dramas at the Weimar Theatre. In our century, the dramas have reasserted themselves under the direction of Max Reinhardt, Vsevolod Meyerhold, George Devine, and Benno Besson, as well as in operatic adaptations by Puccini and Prokofiev.

The powerful conflicts, the idyllic and fearsome settings, and the startling transformations in these plays offer exceptional opportunities to actors, directors, and designers. The lively translations are faithful to Gozzi's Italian, while being eminently playable for English-speaking audiences today. Two of the translations have already had highly successful stagings by Andrei Serban at the American Repertory Theatre and on tour.


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Hardcover
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from Univ of Chicago Pr (September 1, 1989)
9780226305790 | details & prices | 313 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $101.00
About: For Count Carlo Gozzi (1720-1806), theater was a fabulous world apart, in which human beings, statues, and animals change places by magical transformations.
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from Univ of Chicago Pr (August 15, 1989)
9780226305806 | details & prices | 313 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $32.00
About: For Count Carlo Gozzi (1720-1806), theater was a fabulous world apart, in which human beings, statues, and animals change places by magical transformations.

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