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Child art and cat’s cradle: investigating play and games in Britten’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ (1954)

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Lover of sporting, driving fast cars, having gobbledygook conversations with children, reading children books and poetry, writing music accessible for children as well as adults, and composing music for children to perform, Benjamin Britten displayed all along his life a constant playful attitude. This attitude can be analysed in his aesthetic, at the boundary of violence and play, and in his compositional processes. Moreover, this playful aesthetic finds its sources in the French and Victori...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Music Faculty
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Role:
Author
Acceptance date:
2023-02-19
Event title:
Graduate Student Colloquium: Dylan Price, Marinu Leccia, Judith Valerie Engel
Event location:
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Event website:
https://www.music.ox.ac.uk/event/graduate-research-colloquium-29
Event start date:
2023-02-28
Event end date:
2023-02-28
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1334549
Local pid:
pubs:1334549
Deposit date:
2023-03-26

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