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Reading Opera
By Roger Parker (editor) and Arthur Groos (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date July 14, 2014
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691602677
ISBN-10 0691602670
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $51.00
Other format details university press
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"Libretto-bashing has a distinguished tradition in the blood sport of opera," writes Arthur Groos in the introduction to this broad survey of critical approaches to that much-maligned genre. To examine, and to challenge, the long-standing prejudice against libretti and the scholarly tradition that has, until recently, reiterated it, Groos and Roger Parker have commissioned thirteen stimulating essays by musicologists, literary critics, and historians. Taken as a whole, the volume demonstrates that libretti are now very much within the purview of contemporary humanistic scholarship. Libretti pose questions of intertextuality, transposition of genre, and reception history. They invite a broad spectrum of contemporary reading strategies ranging from the formalistic to the feminist. And as texts for music they raise issues in the relation between the two mediums and their respective traditions. Reading Opera will be of value to anyone with a serious interest in opera and contemporary opera criticism. The essays cover the period from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on works of the later nineteenth century. The contributors are Carolyn Abbate, William Ashbrook, Katherine Bergeron, Caryl Emerson, Nelly Furman, Sander L. Gilman, Arthur Groos, James A. Hepokoski, Jurgen Maehder, Roger Parker, Paul Robinson, Christopher Wintle, and Susan Youens.


Originally published in 1988.


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Editions for the work Reading Opera
Hardcover
With Roger Parker (other contributor) | from Princeton Univ Pr (April 19, 2016)
9780691632131 | details & prices | 364 pages | List price $127.50
This edition also contains Reading Opera
Paperback
Book cover for 9780691027098 Book cover for 9780691602677
 
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With Roger Parker (other contributor) | from Princeton Univ Pr (July 14, 2014)
9780691602677 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $51.00
This edition also contains Reading Opera
About: "Libretto-bashing has a distinguished tradition in the blood sport of opera," writes Arthur Groos in the introduction to this broad survey of critical approaches to that much-maligned genre.
from Princeton Univ Pr (November 1, 1988)
9780691027098 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Discusses the librettos of Carmen, Tannhauser, Salome, Otello, and Tristand and Isolde
Editions for the work Reading Opera
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780691091327
 
With Roger Parker (other contributor) | from Princeton Univ Pr (April 19, 2016)
9780691632131 | details & prices | 364 pages | List price $127.50
This edition also contains Reading Opera
from Princeton Univ Pr (November 1, 1988)
9780691091327 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Discusses the librettos of Carmen, Tannhauser, Salome, Otello, and Tristand and Isolde
Paperback
Book cover for 9780691602677
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Roger Parker (other contributor) | from Princeton Univ Pr (July 14, 2014)
9780691602677 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $51.00
This edition also contains Reading Opera
About: "Libretto-bashing has a distinguished tradition in the blood sport of opera," writes Arthur Groos in the introduction to this broad survey of critical approaches to that much-maligned genre.

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