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dc.contributor.authorGavin, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-23T16:28:29Z
dc.date.available2016-09-23T16:28:29Z
dc.date.submitted2016
dc.identifier.citationAndrew Gavin, 'Mirrors of monstrosity: the representation of the outcast in Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes and Death in Venice'en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/77417
dc.description.abstractThe figure of the monster is at the heart of Benjamin Britten’s operas. By orchestrating and dramatizing various outcast figures from the world of literature, Britten and his librettists have illustrated that the monster is uncomfortably close to common human experience in our modern world. This dissertation seeks to combine the sociological and philosophical definitions of monstrosity with an analysis of dramatic and musical elements of Benjamin Britten’s first and last major operatic works, Peter Grimes and Death in Venice. This will establish the ways in which the monstrous characters found therein raise questions about the formation of social parameters regarding innocence and experience, the fragility and lamentable nature of the outcast, and the ways in which monsters function as vital foils to modern society.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMusicen
dc.subjectOperaen
dc.subject.lcshBritten, Benjamin, 1913-1976en
dc.subject.lcshOperasen
dc.subject.lcshBritten, Benjamin, 1913-1976 - Peter Grimesen
dc.subject.lcshBritten, Benjamin, 1913-1976 - Death in Veniceen
dc.titleMirrors of monstrosity: the representation of the outcast in Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes and Death in Veniceen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.publisher.institutionRoyal Irish Academy of Musicen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMMusPerfen
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