Tragic Manhood and Democracy: Verdi's Voice and the Powers of Musical Art

Tragic Manhood and Democracy: Verdi's Voice and the Powers of Musical Art

by David A. J. Richards
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845190424

ISBN-13: 9781845190422

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Sussex Academic Press

This work argues that tragedy is at once art and science—an absorbing art and precisely observed empirical inquiry into human psychology, whose subject matter is the dilemma of manhood under democracy. The author expands discussion of the idea of the tragic to include music drama in general and the operas of Verdi in particular, and explores the indispensable…  See more details below

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This work argues that tragedy is at once art and science—an absorbing art and precisely observed empirical inquiry into human psychology, whose subject matter is the dilemma of manhood under democracy. The author expands discussion of the idea of the tragic to include music drama in general and the operas of Verdi in particular, and explores the indispensable contribution of tragedy to an understanding of personal and political psychology through discussion of: the political theory of structural injustice resting on the suppression of voice, a developmental psychology of gender, and an interpretation of tragic art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845190422
Publisher:
Sussex Academic Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The idea of tragedy and the dilemma of democratic manhood : Verdi's analytics of traumatized voice under patriarchy3
2Tragic art : patriarchy in ancient Athens and Verdi's Italy17
3Music as the memory of suppressed voice in Verdi's mature operas46
4Verdi and Italian nationalism69
5Parents and children79
6Siblings130
7Lovers139
8Tragedy as the dilemma of democratic manhood157

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