Cover of: Verdi's Shakespeare | Garry Wills

About the Edition

Explores the writing and staging of Verdi's three triumphant Shakespearian operas: Macbeth, Othello, and Falstaff. An Italian composer who couldn't read a word of English but adored Shakespeare, Verdi devoted himself to operatic productions that authentically incorporated the playwright's texts. Wills focuses on the intense working relationships both Shakespeare and Verdi had with the performers and producers of their works.

Table of Contents

Macbeth. Macbeth's first performers ; Diabolisms, old and new ; Psychological depth ; Lady
Otello. Rossini's Otello ; Boito ; Othello's and Otello's first performers ; Cosmic reach ; Cosmic ruin ; Between cultures
Falstaff. Musical Falstaffs ; Falstaff's first performers ; Inflation ; Deflation ; Levitation.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Copyright Date
2011

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
822.33
Library of Congress
PR2880.V4 W56 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 225 pages ;
Number of pages
225

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26650730M
Internet Archive
verdisshakespear00garr
ISBN 10
0143122223
ISBN 13
9780143122227
OCLC/WorldCat
821864333
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