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Author Ward, Adrienne, 1957-

Title Pagodas in play : China on the eighteenth-century Italian opera stage / Adrienne Ward.

Published Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.10945 WARD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 232 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Series The Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Setting the stage. Eighteenth-century exoticism and China -- China's journey from page to stage -- Playing with dynasty : China in opera seria. China in early opere serie (1700-1725) -- The enlightened imperial subject : Pietro Metastasio, L'eroe cinese (1752) -- Playing with reform : China in comic opera. Islands of opportunity : Carlo Goldoni, L'isola disabitata (1757) -- Rejecting false idols : Giambattista Lorenzi, L'idolo cinese (1767) -- Women traveling in new lands : Giovanni Bertati, L'inimico delle donne (1771).
Subject Opera -- Italy -- 18th century.
China -- In opera.
ISBN 9780838756966 (alk. paper)
0838756964 (alk. paper)