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Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera
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from Univ of California Pr (March 1, 2004)
9780520239951 | details & prices | 260 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $85.00
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from Univ of California Pr (February 1, 2006)
9780520248311 | details & prices | 247 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $31.95
About: When Nietzsche dubbed Richard Wagner "the most enthusiastic mimomaniac" ever to exist, he was objecting to a hollowness he felt in the music, a crowding out of any true dramatic impulse by extravagant poses and constant nervous movements.