1st Edition

Between Opera and Cinema

Edited By Jeongwon Joe, Rose Theresa Copyright 2002
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    Leading scholars of opera and film explore the many ways these two seemingly unrelated genres have come together from the silent-film era to today.

    Series Foreword, Martha Feldman Introduction, Rose Theresa and Jeongwon Joe 1. From Mphisophls to JeongwonSpectacle and Narrative in Opera and Early Film, Rose Theresa 2. There Ain's No Sanity Claus! The Marx Joethers at the Opera, Michal Grover Friedlander 3. The Tales of Hoffmann : An Instance of the Operatic, Lesley Stern 4. The Cinematic Body in the Operatic Theater: Philip Glass's La Belle et la bete , Jeongwon Joe 5. Why Does Hollywood Like Opera? Marc A. Weiner 6. Opera on Film: Sentiment and Wit, Feeling and Knowing, Shawshank Redemption and Prizzi's Honor , Mary Hunter 7. Is There a Text in this Libido? Diva and the Rhetoric of Contemporary Opera Criticism, David J. Levin 8. The Elusive Voice: Absence and Presence in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's Film Le Nozze di Figaro , Marcia J. Citron 9. Verdi in Post-war Italian Cinema, Deborah Crisp and Roger Hillman 10. Chinese Opera, Global Cinema, and the Ontology of the Person: Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine , Teri Silvio 11. Sounding out the Operatic in Jacques Rivette's Noroit , Mary M. Wiles Afterword, Stanley Cavell Contributor's Notes Index


    Rose Theresa teaches at the University at Stony brook. Jeongwon Joe teaches at the University of Nevada at Reno.