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Tokaido Road: from page to stage

Gaffield, Nancy, LeFanu, Nicola (2015) Tokaido Road: from page to stage. In: Institute of Musical Research, 23 February 2015, University of London. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

"Inspired by the Japanese artist Hiroshige’s woodblock print series 53 Stations of the Tokaido, LeFanu and her librettist Nancy Gaffield have created an existential journey in speech, song, mime and dance with Hiroshige’s pictures projected. What with unhappy love, treacherous rivers and wintry scenes, it’s rather like an oriental Winterreise. We’re left with Hiroshige in old age, singing his own epitaph, and the dying murmurs of the sho (Japanese mouth organ) and flickerings of the plucked koto.” Hilary Finch (The Times)

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled keywords: music theatre, ekphrasis
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Modern Poetry
Depositing User: Nancy Gaffield
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2015 11:46 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47291 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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