‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ — The Artistic Cosmos of a Metadrama

Abstract

R. Wagner's Opera ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ is analyzed in the article from the standpoint of the metadrama, the characteristic features of which are games with names, frames and psychological ramp, as well as the principle of mise en abyme (gradual iteration). Meistersinger tradition presented in the work, is considered in the perspectives of poetics and receptive aesthetics.

Keywords

Richard Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, metadrama, poetics, mise en abyme, musical semantics

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