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Between opera and cinema
Joe, Jeongwon.
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2002]

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xv, 244 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
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ML2100 .B47 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Leading scholars of opera and film explore the many ways these two seemingly unrelated genres have come together from the silent-film era to today.

Author Notes

Jeongwon Joe is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Nevada, Reno
Rose Theresa teaches music history at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Table of Contents

Martha FeldmanRose Theresa and Jeongwon JoeRose TheresaMichal Grover-FriedlanderLesley SternJeongwon JoeMarc A. WeinerMary HunterDavid J. LevinMarcia J. CitronDeborah Crisp and Roger HillmanTeri SilvioMary M. WilesStanley Cavell
Series Editor's Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
1 From Mephistopheles to Melies: Spectacle and Narrative in Opera and Early Filmp. 1
2 "There Ain't No Sanity Claus!" The Marx Brothers at the Operap. 19
3 The Tales of Hoffmann: An Instance of Operalityp. 39
4 The Cinematic Body in the Operatic Theater: Philip Glass's La Belle et la Betep. 59
5 Why Does Hollywood Like Opera?p. 75
6 Opera in Film: Sentiment and Wit, Feeling and Knowing: The Shawshank Redemption and Prizzi's Honorp. 93
7 Is There a Text in This Libido? Diva and the Rhetoric of Contemporary Opera Criticismp. 121
8 The Elusive Voice: Absence and Presence in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's Film Le nozze di Figarop. 133
9 Verdi in Postwar Italian Cinemap. 155
10 Chinese Opera, Global Cinema, and the Ontology of the Person: Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubinep. 177
11 Sounding Out the Operatic: Jacques Rivette's Noroitp. 199
Afterword: In Appreciationp. 223
Contributorsp. 231
Indexp. 235