By Garry Wills

"Riveting . . . a double-barreled salvo that hits bull's-eyes." —The long island instances ebook Review

This wonderful research of the 3 operas that Giuseppe Verdi tailored from Shakespeare's performs takes readers on a perfectly enticing trip via opera, song, literature, historical past, and the character of genius. Verdi's Shakespeare explores the writing and staging of Macbetto (Macbeth), Otello (Othello), and Falstaff, operas via Verdi, an Italian composer who couldn't learn a observe of English yet who loved Shakespeare. Delving into the fast paced worlds of those males and the hands-on lifetime of the level that without delay challenged them and gave flight to their brilliance, Wills, in his inimitable manner, illuminates the start of inventive creation.

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