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An eighteenth-century jealous woman and a twentieth-century hysterical diva: the case of Mozart's Idomeneo (1781) and Strauss' Elektra (1909)

Bakogianni, Anastasia (2007). An eighteenth-century jealous woman and a twentieth-century hysterical diva: the case of Mozart's Idomeneo (1781) and Strauss' Elektra (1909). New Voices in Classical Reception Studies, 2 pp. 1–32.

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Abstract

This paper examines two examples of Electra's reception in the artistic medium of opera. The methodology used in this analysis involves examining the historical, socio-political and cultural context of each reception. That is then followed by a detailed comparative analysis between the original source and the adaptation. This method focuses on how the context of each reception influenced the changes made to the original.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2007 Anastasia Bakogianni
ISSN: 1750-6581
Keywords: Greek tragedy; reception of Greek drama; opera; Elektra; Idomeneo
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 21306
Depositing User: Carol Gillespie
Date Deposited: 13 May 2010 11:02
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2016 06:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21306
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