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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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* What “Happens” in the Act 2 Finale of Le nozze di Figaro?

* What “Happens” in the Act 2 Finale of Le nozze di Figaro?

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(p.52) 4 * What “Happens” in the Act 2 Finale of Le nozze di Figaro?
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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/9780226749167.003.0005

This chapter discusses the underlying logical structure of a dramatic event and the minimum conditions for this event to exist. It analyzes the dramatic scheme of Le mariage de Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), which focuses on the conflict between the Count and Figaro for possession of Susanna, and applies the concept of “dramatic event” to analyze the Act 2 Finale, taking into account as many of the expressive factors deployed as possible.

Keywords:   dramatic event, dramatic scheme, mariage de figaro, marriage of figaro, expressive factors

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