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  • 11 Dec 2023
    Roseen Giles

    Listening to the Unexpected: Monteverdi and the Marvellous

    How do we learn to listen? Like most worthwhile things, listening well takes time, practice, and perseverance. While it might seem like good music ought to reveal its fruits intuitively to curious listeners, even the most visceral and immediate connection to music is a complex interchange of expectations and experiences. The most skilled composer guides […]

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  • 4 Dec 2023
    Henrike Christiane Lange

    Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel in the Arena of History

    Giotto’s Arena Chapel and the Triumph of Humility takes its lead from three features of the famous monument that each engage the question of time, material, and immateriality: 1. the painted, faux marble panels that line the interior of the chapel, 2. the faded polychrome relief figures of the virtues and vices in the lowest […]

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  • 26 Oct 2023
    Hélène Lecossois

    Performance, Modernity and the Plays

    Why engage with a canonical playwright? Isn’t there enough work to do trying and recovering the works of playwrights who have all but been erased from the canon of Irish theatre history and whose plays have not made it past the stage of the premiere production? Do the plays of J. M. Synge still speak […]

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  • 14 Sep 2023
    Alexandra Wilson

    Puccini in Context

    Image Credit: Elvira Puccini, Giacomo Puccini, Antonio Puccini Archivio Storico Ricordi, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Giacomo Puccini is one of the world’s most famous and beloved opera composers and rarely a season goes by when any given opera company will not stage one or another of his works. You might be forgiven […]

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  • 8 Sep 2023
    Jonas Tinius

    An Anthropology of German Theatre by Jonas Tinius

    State of the Arts is an account of the unique German public theatre system through the prism of a migrant artistic institution in the western post-industrial Ruhr region. It analyses how artistic traditions have responded to social change, racism, and cosmopolitan anxieties and recounts how critical contemporary cultural production positions itself in relation to the […]

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  • 3 Aug 2023
    Leah R. Clark

    Chinese Porcelain in Renaissance Italy

    How did a large collection of Chinese porcelain end up in a court in Northern Italy in the late fifteenth century? That was the question that started my book project off. It brought me to various places around the globe, following the potential trajectories of the Chinese porcelain that was recorded in a 1493 inventory […]

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  • 17 Jul 2023
    Emily A. Fenichel

    Michelangelo and the Indignities (and Opportunities) of Aging

    Michelangelo began complaining about his age in the 1520s, when he would have been in his late 40s and early 50s. For example, in October, 1525, the artist declared, “I’ll always go on working for Pope Clement with such powers as I have, which are slight, as I’m an old man.” Although he was already […]

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  • 29 Jun 2023
    David Wyn Jones

    Johann Strauss’s Emperor Waltz. A Cover Story

    One of the most pleasant tasks facing the author of a published book is choosing an appropriate image for the cover. For a biography of one person the choice is obvious, an image of the subject. In my case it was more difficult since the book deals with four people, Johann Strauss the father and […]

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