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Author Sheppard, William Anthony, 1969-

Title Revealing masks : exotic influences and ritualized performance in modernist music theater / W. Anthony Sheppard
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 350 pages) : illustrations
Series California studies in 20th-century music ; 1
California studies in 20th-century music ; 1
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1 Defining Music Theater; 2 The Multiplicity of the Exotic; 3 Ritual and Performance; 4 The Masks of Modernism; 5 Freedom in a Tunic versus Frieze-Dried Classicism; 6 The Uses of Noh; 7 Medievalism and the French Modernist Stage; 8 The Audience as Congregation; 9 Britten's Parables; 10 Later British Mysteries; 11 Orientalists and a Crusader; 12 Partch's Vision of "Integrated Corporeal Theater" and "Latter-Day Rituals"; 13 Bitter Rituals for a Lost Nation: Partch and Bernstein; 14 God in Popular Music(al) Theater
Summary W. Anthony Sheppard considers a wide-ranging constellation of important musical works in this exploration of ritualized performance in 20th-century music. 'Revealing Masks' uncovers the range of political, didactic, and aesthetic intents that inspired the creators of modernist music theatre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-338) and index
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Subject Music in the theater.
Music theater -- History and criticism.
Music -- Performance.
Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00034350
ISBN 0520223020 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520924746 (electronic bk.)
0585390223 (electronic bk.)
9780520223028 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520924741 (electronic bk.)
9780585390222 (electronic bk.)