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Happy alchemy : on the pleasures of music and the theatre

Title
Happy alchemy : on the pleasures of music and the theatre / Robertson Davies ; edited by Jennifer Surridge and Brenda Davies.
Author
Davies, Robertson, 1913-1995.
Publication
New York : Viking, 1998.

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xiv, 384 pages; 24 cm
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Note
  • Originally published in Canada by McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1997.
Contents
  • 1. Alchemy in the Theatre -- 2. The Noble Greeks -- 3. Look at the Clock! -- 4. On Seeing Plays -- 5. Laurence Olivier -- 6. Prologue to The Good Natur'd Man -- 7. Lewis Carroll in the Theatre -- 8. An Allegory of the Physician -- 9. The Lure of Fantasy -- 10. Tanya Moiseiwitsch -- 11. A Letter from Friar Bacon & Friar Bungay -- 12. Stratford Forty Years Ago -- 13. Introduction to an Anthology of Canadian Plays -- 14. Introduction to At My Heart's Core and Overlaid -- 15. Introduction to Fortune, My Foe and Eros at Breakfast -- 16. Introduction to Hunting Stuart and The Voice of the People -- 17. A Prologue to The Critic -- 18. Melodrama: The Silver King -- 19. Some Reflections on Rigoletto -- 20. Opera for the Man Who Reads Hamlet -- 21. Opera and Humour -- 22. A Conversation about Dr. Canon's Cure -- 23. Children of the Moon -- 24. When Is Opera Really Grand? -- 25. Scottish Folklore and Opera -- 26. My Musical Career -- 27. Dickens and Music --
  • 28. Folk-song: A Lost World of Archetypes -- 29. Harper of the Stones -- 30. Jung and the Writer -- 31. The Value of a Coherent Notion of Culture -- 32. How I Write a Book -- 33. How to Be a Collector.
ISBN
0670880191 (alk. paper)
LCCN
98005622
OCLC
ocm38430682
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries