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A Royal and Romantic Nation

Oliver, S (2013) 'A Royal and Romantic Nation.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) La Donna del Lago. Royal Opera, 31 - 37.

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This essay is concerned with Walter Scott as the writer on whose 1810 poem, The Lady of the Lake, Rossini based his 1819 opera La Donna del Lago. Scott's interest in the folk history of his nation and in monarchy as an office of state provide the conceptual framework. The Highland clearances and their effect on the social geography of Scotland form a point of departure from which landscapes and monuments (the Scott monument in Edinburgh) are compared with the symbolic meaning of the rediscovered Scottish royal regalia. The theme of the essay is Scott's development as a cultural historian.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Programme for the Royal Opera production of Giacomo Rossini's La Donna del Lago, Dir. John Fulljames. London: 17 May - 11 June 2013. Includes illustrations.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake, Highlands, narrative poetry, history, George IV, Edinburgh, Scottish Romanticism, reputation.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Susan Oliver
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 14:08
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:59

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