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dc.contributor.authorNorman, Katie Leigh
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:22:06Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:22:06Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othernorman_katie_l_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/norman_katie_l_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24714
dc.description.abstractHenry Purcell's opera The Fairy Queen, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, was first performed in 1692, at a pivotal moment in the history of English opera. England was new to opera at that time, and was operating in the shadow of the more established operatic traditions of Italy and France. This adaptation, particularly in its characterization of Robin Goodfellow, serves as a response to negative criticism, as well as to the critical anxiety felt by Purcell and the other creators of English opera. Instead of merely imitating Italian and French conventions, Purcell's opera intentionally follows another path and forges a new, English opera by emphasizing English talents in the areas of acting and stagecraft.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectEnglish opera
dc.subjectHenry Purcell
dc.subjectThe Fairy Queen
dc.subjectWilliam Shakespeare
dc.subjectA Midsummer Night's Dream
dc.titleHenry Purcell's The fairy queen
dc.title.alternativeadaptation as response to critical anxiety
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorChristy Desmet
dc.description.committeeChristy Desmet
dc.description.committeeAnne Williams
dc.description.committeeFrances Teague


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