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Shakespeare in Opera, Ballet, Orchestral Music and Song

An Introduction to Music Inspired by the Bard. Studies in the History & Interpretation of Music S. No. 57

By (author) Arthur Graham
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 1997
Dimensions: w 165mm h 240mm d 19mm
Weight: 540g
ISBN-10: 0773485155
ISBN-13: 9780773485150
Barcode No: 9780773485150
Introducing the reader to music from several centuries and to five Shakespearean plays in detail ("Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", "The Merry Wives of Windsor", "Othello", and "A Midsummer Night's Dream"), this study treats opera, ballet, symphonic music, song, incidental music, Shakespeare's use of music and his use of music as metaphor. The book contains no musical notation and assumes no previous knowledge of music or of Shakespeare.

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