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Shakespeare in opera, ballet, orchestral music, and song an introduction to music inspired by the bard by Arthur Graham

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston .
Written in English


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Musical settings -- History and criticism.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Adaptations.,
  • Music and literature.

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Edition Notes

StatementArthur Graham.
SeriesStudies in the history and interpretation of music ;, v. 57
LC ClassificationsML80.S5 G73 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 213 p. ;
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL688951M
ISBN 100773485155, 088946426X
LC Control Number97035977

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