ダンヌンツィオの演劇とワーグナー:―悲劇『フランチェスカ・ダ・リミニ』を中心に―  [in Japanese] D'Annunzio's Theatre and Wagner: Focusing on the Tragedy <i>Francesca da Rimini</i>  [in Japanese]

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<p>In this article, I examine the impact of D'Annunzio's tragedy <i>Francesca da Rimini</i> on Italian theatre and also analyze how the influence of Wagner resulted in innovation in D'Annunzio's work.</p><p>After becoming a Wagnerian, D'Annunzio was strongly influenced by Wagner both in his novels and plays, and the results are evident in both the content and the performance of <i>Francesca</i>: the plot and the composition of scenes are quite similar to those of Wagner's opera <i>Tristan und Isolde</i>, and D'Annunzio consciously maintained this similarity in performance. His intent was to create a drama as a total art form following Wagner's art theory. As a leading figure of the Latin Renaissance, D'Annunzio chose <i>Francesca</i>, a story from Dante's <i>Divine Comedy</i>, an epic poem that was and is still regarded as the pinnacle of Italian literature. By doing so he aimed to create a new Italian art form that exceeded Wagner, who was a representative of Nordic culture. The first performance of <i>Francesca</i> failed at its opening in Rome in 1901; however it eventually succeeded after repeat performances in 1902, garnering high praise. D'Annunzio's emphasis on comprehensive direction had a significant influence on Italian theatre, which until then, was mainly centered on the performances by famous actors. His methods slowly gained traction and his subsequent theatrical activities led to a new wave of Italian theatre like those of Futurism and Pirandello. Hence it can be concluded that his tragedy <i>Francesca</i> ushered in a new era of Italian theatre.</p>

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  • THEATRE STUDIES Journal of Japanese society for Theatre Research

    THEATRE STUDIES Journal of Japanese society for Theatre Research 61(0), 21-38, 2015

    Japanese Society for Theatre Research

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005240032
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1173174X
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    1348-2815
  • NDL Article ID
    026966546
  • NDL Call No.
    Z11-190
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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