BURNS, Carolyn Claire Isabelle

PhD University of Sydney 2014 Pages: 260

Adaptation and twentieth-century opera

Author Contactable via this Register? No

Link to Thesis: http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/10617/1/Burns_CCI_Thesis.pdf

Other Links: | |


Combining critical theory and dramaturgical analysis, this thesis considers twentieth-century English-language opera adaptations from a structural and cultural perspective, with particular focus on the increasing complexity of relationships between different types of literary text and the position of contemporary opera within national literary cultures. Employing the strategies of new musicology, particularly the examination of the ways the experience and interpretation of music is shaped by gender and sexuality, this argument forms a rebuttal of conventional opera analysis which frames theoretical consideration of the genre as primarily a negotiation of the comparative representative power of the libretto and the score...

Notes/Other Information: