The Perfect Wagnerite (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring

The Perfect Wagnerite (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring

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by George Bernard Shaw
     
 

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This pamphlet was written as a philosophical commentary on Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. Shaw believed that most people could not understand the drama, and wanted to bring them the knowledge of the adepts who see in the operas the “whole tragedy of human history and the whole horror of the dilemmas from which the world is shrinking today.

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This pamphlet was written as a philosophical commentary on Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. Shaw believed that most people could not understand the drama, and wanted to bring them the knowledge of the adepts who see in the operas the “whole tragedy of human history and the whole horror of the dilemmas from which the world is shrinking today.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411456990
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/12/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
156
File size:
208 KB

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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) wrote articles, novels, short stories, and more than sixty iconoclastic plays, including Mrs Warren’s Profession, Caesar and Cleopatra, Pygmalion, and many others. His works challenged assumptions about marriage, religion, and politics. A co-founder of the London School of Economics, he was part of the Fabian Society. He is the only person to have won both an Oscar and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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perfect Wagnerite: a commentary on the Niblung's Ring 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This contains some interesting essays on Wagner. If you are a Wagner fan you'll love it.