Wagner and Twain - King Arthur in the Late 1800s
Lecture 21 of 24Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
This Lecture: In his two overtly Arthurian operas, observe how Richard Wagner adapted and modified the Arthurian legend to dramatize social and religious ideals, linking these ideals with Germany itself. On our own shores, grasp how Mark Twain satirized the saga in Connecticut Yankee, critiquing both European aristocracy and American society. The Course: The saga of King Arthur and his court is the most enduringly popular mythic tradition of Western civilization. For over 1500 years, the Arthurian narrative has enthralled writers, artists, and a limitless audience spanning the Western world and beyond - and its appeal continues unabated in our time. All Lectures: 1. The Origins of King Arthur 2. An Arthur-Like Figure in Cornwall 3. King Arthur in the Latin Chronicles 4. King Arthur in Wales-The Mabinogion 5. Monmouth, Merlin, and Courtly Love 6. The Round Table-Arthur in Wace and Layamon 7. Chrťien de Troyes and Sir Lancelot 8. Arthurian Tales in Brittany and Burgundy 9. The Lancelot-Grail Cycle 10. The Early German Arthurian Tradition 11. King Arthur's Other German Adaptations 12. The Arthurian Sagas of Scandinavia 13. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 14. The Alliterative Morte Arthure 15. Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur 16. Enriching the Legend-Tristan and Isolde 17. The Holy Grail from Chrťien to Dan Brown 18. Arthuriana in Medieval Art 19. Spenser, Milton, and the Renaissance Arthur 20. Idylls of the King-The Victorian Arthur 21. Wagner and Twain-King Arthur in the Late 1800s 22. Once and Future-The 20th-Century Arthur 23. Camelot Comes to Hollywood 24. King Arthur in the 21st Century and Beyond
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital. digital,digital recording data file
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