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Perfect Wagnerite A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring

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ISBN-10: 0486217078

ISBN-13: 9780486217079

Edition: 4th 1967

Authors: George Bernard Shaw

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List price: $7.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1967
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the…    

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Preliminary Encouragements
The Niblung's Ring
The Rhine Gold
Wagner as Revolutionist
The Valkyrie
Back to Opera Again
Siegfried as Protestant
Panacea Quackery, Otherwise Idealism
Dramatic Origin of Wotan
The Love Panacea
Not Love, but Life
Anarchism No Panacea
Siegfried Concluded
Night Falls on the Gods
A Wagnerian Newspaper Controversy
Collapse of the Allegory
Why He Changed His Mind
Wagner's Own Explanation
The Pessimist as Amorist
The Music of the Ring
The Representative Themes
The Characterization
The Old and the New Music
The Nineteenth Century
The Music of the Future
Bayreuth in England
Wagnerian Singers
Wagnerism with Wagner Left Out