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By Joy H. Calico

ISBN-10: 0520254821

ISBN-13: 9780520254824

Brecht on the Opera looks on the German playwright's lifelong ambivalent engagement with opera. An ardent opera lover in his adolescence, Brecht later denounced the style as decadent and beside the point to trendy society while he endured to paintings on opera initiatives all through his occupation. He accomplished 3 operas and tried dozen extra with composers similar to Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau. pleasure H. Calico argues that Brecht's simultaneous paintings on opera and Lehrstück in the Nineteen Twenties generated the recent proposal of viewers event that will come to outline epic theater, and that his revisions to the idea of Gestus in the mid-1930s are resembling nineteenth-century opera functionality practices of mimesis.

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