By Geraldo U. de Sousa
Bringing jointly equipment, assumptions and techniques from various disciplines, Geraldo U. de Sousa's leading edge research explores the illustration, conception, and serve as of the home, domestic, family, and relatives existence in Shakespeare's nice tragedies. focusing on King Lear, Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth, de Sousa's exam of the house offers a clean examine fabric that has been the subject of fierce debate. via a mix of textual readings and a learn of early sleek housing stipulations, followed by means of analyses that draw on anthropology, structure, artwork background, the examine of fabric tradition, social historical past, theater background, phenomenology, and gender reviews, this booklet demonstrates how Shakespeare explores the materiality of the early smooth apartment and inspires household area to show interiority, contemplate the conduct of the brain, interrogate lifestyle, and sign in components of the tragic trip. particular subject matters comprise the functionality of the disappearance of the fortress in King Lear, the juxtaposition of home-centered existence in Venice and nomadic, 'unhoused' wandering in Othello, and using detailed lights results to mirror this dating, Hamlet's psyche in keeping with actual house, and the redistribution of household house in Macbeth. photos of the home, domestic, and family turn into visually and emotionally brilliant, and therefore replicate, outline, and help a strong tragic narrative.
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The intensively collaborative environment of musical theater, with its pastiches, shifting casts of singers, suitcase arias, and the various requirements of local economies, required flexibility that left its imprint on source materials, particularly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Prompted initially by problems of textual criticism when confronted with mismatching continuity drafts, fair copies, piano-vocal scores, performing parts, and rehearsal scores, many editors of operas came to question the extent to which even revered composers such as George Frideric Handel and Giuseppe Verdi achieved true autonomy as they worked.
23 As organists and chapelmasters, their day-to-day duties like-wise centered on performance, often requiring their daily presence at Mass and management of a choir. Most were singers, though the parts they sang are often unknown and rarely discussed. What do we actually know about the lives these men led? Sometimes virtually nil. 24 Josquin was apparently ambitious about seeking them, and in some instances, his application for or receipt of a benefice has provided the principal source of information concerning his whereabouts in the 1480s and 1490s.
15 By honing in on this emerging definition, which for music means excluding oral forms of tune-smithing and music “making,” I draw a line at the written that ultimately matters much more to historiography than it did to workaday musicians in the sixteenth century. After all, even Castiglione’s story about Josquin’s authorship recalls the performance of a motet—the “work” was judged in its sounding, ephemeral form as an anonymous sonic event. The duchess of Urbino was listening, not hovering over a score.
At Home in Shakespeare's Tragedies by Geraldo U. de Sousa