Shakespeare and Music: Afterlives and Borrowings

Shakespeare and Music: Afterlives and Borrowings

Julie Sanders


it is a examine of the wealthy and various variety of musical responses to Shakespeare that experience taken position from the 17th century onwards. Written from a literary point of view, the e-book explores the various genres and contexts within which Shakespeare and his paintings have loved a musical afterlife discussing opera, ballet, and classical symphony along musicals and movie soundtracks, in addition to folks tune and hip-hop traditions.

Taking as its start line rules of creativity and improvisation stemming from early glossy baroque practices and the more moderen instance of twentieth-century jazz version, this quantity explores the numerous ways that Shakespeares performs and poems were re-worked by way of musical composers. It additionally areas those cultural productions of their personal historic second and context.

Adaptation reviews is a quick rising box of scholarship and as a contribution to this box, Shakespeare and tune: Afterlives and Borrowings:

  • develops theories and practices from model stories to consider musical responses to Shakespeare around the centuries
  • brings jointly in an exhilarating highbrow stumble upon principles and methodologies deriving from literary feedback, theatre historical past, movie reports, and musicology
  • explores track in its widest context, classical symphonies together with the paintings of Berlioz and Elgar and operas by way of Verdi and Britten in addition to Broadway musicals, movie rankings through Shostakovich, Walton, and modern performers, and the jazz diversifications of Duke Ellington and others.

This is a well timed research that might attract a large readership from fans of Shakespeare and classical tune via to scholars of movie and historians of the theatre.

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