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Title: Hybridised Performance: Disruption and Deferment in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde
Authors: Broadhurst, S
Keywords: Tristan and Isolde;Hybridity;multi-layeredness;heterogeneity;Richard Wagner;esamtkunstwerk
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Open Library of Humanities
Citation: Body, Space and Technology, 2018, 17 (1), pp. 95 - 117 (22)
Abstract: The following focusses on aspects of hybridised multi-layered performance as seen in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, recently in a new production at the English National Opera (ENO). The notion of Wagner’s, ‘Gessamtkunstwerk ’ (his own spelling) is particularly relevant, as are the influences of Schopenhauer’s ‘Philosophy of Pessimism’ and to a lesser extent Nietzsche’s apologias. There are nuances within music and libretto which invoke all of these in the work’s treatment of Liebestod, self-immolating romantic passion. This production was conducted by Edward Gardner, directed by Daniel Kramer, and designed by Anish Kapoor with digital assistance from Frieder Weiss.
ISSN: 1470-9120
Appears in Collections:Dept of Arts and Humanities Research Papers

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