Shakespeare in Opera, Ballet, Orchestral Music, and Song: An Introduction to Music Inspired by the Bard

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Edwin Mellen Press, 1997 - Music - 213 pages
This work is unique in the field: the reader is introduced to music from several centuries and to five of the most popular plays in great detail (Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream). Other plays are discussed (1 & 2 Henry IV, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice). It contains no musical notation and assumes no previous knowledge of music or of Shakespeare. It can be used in the classroom by a professor of English or of music. Suggested CD and video recordings are listed and keyed by page number to examples in the book.

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Contents

Shakespeare Without Words
27
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
63
OTHELLO OTELLO
103
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
167
SHAKESPEARE SONGS
187
OTHER SHAKESPEARE MUSIC
195
APPENDIX
205
BIBLIOGRAPHY
211
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