The Legends of the Wagner Drama (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Studies in Mythology and Romance

The Legends of the Wagner Drama (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Studies in Mythology and Romance

by Jessie L. Weston

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Overview

The groundbreaking operas of Richard Wagner (1813–1883) changed the nature of the form. In Legends of the Wagner Drama, Weston examines the relationship of Wagner’s grand operas—including Der Ring des Nibelungen, or the Ring cycle, and Parsifal—to the literary and legendary sources upon which they were founded.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411446144
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 390
Sales rank: 984,515
File size: 483 KB

About the Author

Jessie Laidlay Weston (1850–1928) was a scholar and folklorist whose work focused primarily on Arthurian legends, as well as medieval translations. Her best-known book is From Ritual to Romance, a landmark of anthropological and mythological scholarship exploring the origins of the Grail legend. It was awarded the Crawshay Prize upon publication in 1920.

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