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The Resource Disordered Heroes in Opera : A Psychiatric Report, John Cordingly, Claire Seymour

Disordered Heroes in Opera : A Psychiatric Report, John Cordingly, Claire Seymour

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Disordered Heroes in Opera : A Psychiatric Report
Title
Disordered Heroes in Opera
Title remainder
A Psychiatric Report
Statement of responsibility
John Cordingly, Claire Seymour
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The retired psychiatrist and former music graduate John Cordingly examines twelve operatic heroes under six sub-categories of personality disorder. He justifies his view that they are not 'mad' by tracing the histories of mental disorder, sexuality and Byronism, and by placing each opera within its cultural context. He also considers what professional treatment is needed according to modern criteria. His gallery of heroes includes the hubristic Otello and Godunov, the psychopathic Iago and Claggart, the schizoid Wozzeck and Grimes, the borderline Werther and Herman, the narcissistic Don Giovanni and Onegin, and the repressed and melancholic Faust and Aschenbach. Each is considered within the overall design of their respective work. Cordingly also probes the reception of each opera and draws comparisons with cases from life. The book is a landmark in being the first of its kind and weaves a fascinating tapestry of concerns. It is also eminently readable. JOHN CORDINGLY (author) is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. CLAIRE SEYMOUR (editor) is Head of Senior College at Queen's College London and the author of The Operas of Benjamin Britten (Boydell Press)
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Cordingly, John
Dewey number
782.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1970-
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Seymour, Claire
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  • Opera
  • Theory of music & musicology
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Theory of music & musicology
Label
Disordered Heroes in Opera : A Psychiatric Report, John Cordingly, Claire Seymour
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Publication
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  • Paperback
  • Originally published in: 2015
Control code
9780993198335
Dimensions
23x16x2 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9780993198335
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
1 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Disordered Heroes in Opera : A Psychiatric Report, John Cordingly, Claire Seymour
Publication
Note
  • Paperback
  • Originally published in: 2015
Control code
9780993198335
Dimensions
23x16x2 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9780993198335
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
1 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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