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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 (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Spectre (Milton, plate 41) and what is perhaps Vala (Jerusalem, top of plate 4) in similar dark robes. Colonel Sir John Malcolm, in The History of Persia, from the Most Early Period to the Present Time (London: John Murray, 1815), describes the religion of Persia prior to Zoroaster as Sabian...