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The Operatic State

Cultural Policy and the Opera House

The Operatic State( )
Author: Bereson, Ruth
ISBN:978-0-415-86829-7
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $54.95
Book Description:

The Operatic Stateexamines the cultural, financial, and political investments that have gone into the maintenance of opera and opera houses in Europe, the USA and Australia. It analyses opera's nearly immutable form throughout wars, revolutions, and vast social changes throughout the world. Bereson argues that by legitimising the power of the state through universally recognised ceremonial ritual, opera enjoys a privileged status across three continents, often to the detriment of...
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Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
Music / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Music / Genres & Styles / Opera
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.25 x 9.25 Inches
Book Weight:0.8 Pounds

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