William Shakespeare

The Ultimate Art

Preface Introduction: The Difference Is They Sing Singing Greek Tragedy When Opera Was Still Serious Ariosto and His Children Don Giovanni: The Impossible Opera What Peter Sellars Did to Mozart Norma: The Case for Bel Canto Hugo Sung and Unsung: Or Why We Put Up with Dumb Opera Plots Sex and Religion in French Opera …

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Shakespeare & Co

Preface The Theatrical Scene William Shakespeare and the Actors Christopher Marlowe and Shakespeare’s Other Early Contemporaries Thomas Dekker and London Ben Jonson Thomas Middleton and Shakespeare The Move to Tragicomedy: John Fletcher and Others The Succession: John Webster