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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 52–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the librettos in strictly dramaturgical terms. We need to ask whether there is coherence or development, and what Handel wanted in the librettos he set. Handel's operas have generally been categorized by date and/or venue. Winton Dean categorized them by “dominant temper,” characterized as “heroic or dynastic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
... to the plot, however, Zoroastro was a late addition to the libretto, created expressly for Handel's production—an addition calculated to appeal to London audiences. The image of Zoroaster (the obvious model for Zoroastro) was prevalent in London during the 1720s and 1730s, appearing prominently in popular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 23–44.
Published: 01 April 2002
... and 1689; and we assume that it was written for a perfor- mance at Priest’s school in 1689, possibly during the coronation month. The earliest known libretto of Dido and Aeneas announces it was performed at Priest’s school “By Young Gentlewomen. The Words Made...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 January 2014
... (1791), showing the thematic and dramatic relationship of these librettos to Pietro Metastasio’s librettos for Alessandro (1725) and Artaserse (1738). Naroditskaya’s second chapter concerns the heritage of French comedy (as opposed to the Italian heroic plots discussed in the previous chapter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... with monastic institutions in eighteenth-century Austria. It was a form of musical entertainment clearly favored by Abbot Kollmann for whom a number of examples were commissioned from various composers throughout his career. 4 The allegorical Latin libretto of Haydn's cantata, entitled Jubilaeum Virtutis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 69–82.
Published: 01 April 2002
... strategies. My method employs a variety of different sources: literature describing the royal entry,6 the libretto and enclosed choreographic instructions of the ensuing royal ballet Le Retour de la Paix,7 and a review in the Gazette de Bruxelles. The twelve-page description...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 83–100.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., Miller replaced his previous attacks on the composer with praise of the “sole Prince of Harmony Divine,” and he even went Fielding one better in his admiration. 16 In 1743, he wrote the libretto for Handel's oratorio Joseph and His Brethren . As the parallel with Miller suggests, rather than...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., comedy, even opera librettos), history, short prose works in a variety of forms (tales, dialogues, satires, pamphlets); and for good measure a scientific treatise” (3). One of the book’s more fascinating themes is the protean nature of its subject. Starting with Geoffrey Turnovsky’s “The Making...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 37–43.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that Addison’s attempt to found a native British strain of opera, pro-Union and (albeit ambivalently) pro-Marlborough, in his 1707 libretto Rosamond, is a vital landmark here, and one might perceive Rosa- mond to be in dialogue with The British Enchanters (1706) by Pope’s dedicatee, Granville.5 Though...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2023
... picture; it has been suggested that they are stagehands or performers waiting their turn. One reads a libretto or a promptbook. Backstage activity is there for a viewer to see and be reminded of the supposedly hidden mechanics of a play. Another “Brechtian” picture is Hogarth's theatrical conversation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
... interpretations. Early dramatic treatments include Calderón’s La Gran Cenobia (1625), Francois d’Aubignac’s Zénobie (1647), Jean Magnon’s Zénobie reyne de Palmire (1660), Antonio Marchi’s libretto Zenobia, regina de’ Palmireni (1694), and Zenobia di Palmira by Pasquale Anfossi with a libretto by Gaetano...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... adjusting history to suit his dramatic vision; his libretto Rosamond (1707) revises the legend of Henry II's mistress, “Fair Rosamond” Clifford, dispatching her to a convent (she should die) and reconciling the king and queen (who should remain at odds). 15 Albeit less playfully, and in negotiating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... on Opera in the Age of Enlightenment, ed. John Rice (Hillside: Pendragon, 2004), 11–39. 43.  The libretto for this performance was printed. See Carlo Goldoni, Il Filosofo di Campagna, a Comic Opera; As Performed at the King’s Theatre, in the Hay-Market (London: W. Griffin, 1768). 44...