Opera, Liberalism, and Antisemitism in Nineteenth-Century France: The Politics of Halévy's La Juive

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Cambridge University Press, 16 Agu 2007 - 412 halaman
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This is the first critical study of the nineteenth-century French grand opera La Juive (Paris Opera, 1835) a powerful and successful work by the leading dramatist and librettist, Eugene Scribe, and Conservatoire-trained composer, Fromental Halévy. Hallman explores the politically charged messages of the opera within the context of French social and cultural history. The book addresses the opera's portrayal of religious intolerance, Jewish-Christian conflict, and also considers the portrayal of the central Jewish characters in light of literary stereotypes and contradictory, antisemetic attitudes toward Jews in French society.

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The Council of Constance and the Voltairean critique
108
JewishChristian opposition in music and drama
150
Eléazar and Rachel as literary stereotypes
210
Monarchy
253
Appendices
305
H1 Excerpt from a review of La Juive in Le Constitutionnel
329
Dialogue
337
Index
372
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Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.

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