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Fabrizio Della Seta

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226749143

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.001.0001

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Emotion and Action

Emotion and Action

On the theory of Italian Opera

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(p.15) 1 Emotion and Action
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Not without Madness
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Fabrizio Della Seta

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.003.0002

This chapter discusses the theory of Italian opera and the identification of what generates the dramatic conflict. It describes the theoretical implications of attempting a formal description of opera with the aid of the formal tools elaborated in the linguistic theory of Louis Hjelmslev.

Keywords:   italian opera, dramatic conflict, opera, linguistic theory, louis hjelmslev

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