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WEBINAR: Wagner From Middle Ages to Modernity

October 24, 2020 - 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Vimeo Link for this webinar: https://vimeo.com/471977085

The WSNC Webinar Series continues with Simon Williams presenting his talk Wagner from Middle Ages to Modernity  REGISTRATION FORM IS BELOW

In this webinar Professor Williams will be discussing similarities and differences between Wagner’s use of the Medieval landscape in Lohengrin and Tristan und Isolde. Williams will discuss how in Lohengrin Wagner provides us with the crowning masterpiece of Grand Opera and how, in Tristan und Isolde, Wagner moves in a very different direction, which does not entirely abandon the past, but points toward the modern theatre.

Webinar registration will be sent to members later this week.

Simon Williams, now retired, was a Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California Santa Barbara for thirty years. Professor Williams has taught at universities on four continents, including the University of Regina, of Alberta, Cornell University and since 1984 at University of California Santa Barbara. Williams has also published books on Wagner and on actors and acting.

 

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Dear Wagner Society Friends,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Oct 24, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Wagner from Middle Ages to Modernity with Simon Williams
In this webinar Professor Williams will be discussing similarities and differences between Wagner’s use of the Medieval landscape in Lohengrin and Tristan und Isolde. Williams will discuss how in Lohengrin Wagner provides us with the crowning masterpiece of Grand Opera and how, in Tristan und Isolde, Wagner moves in a very different direction, which does not entirely abandon the past, but points toward the modern theatre.  

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IY9GXEyGSp2kG2x1a3M1-Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please do not share your registration information which is password protected.
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Webinar Speaker

Simon Williams (Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California Santa Barbara (Retired) )
Simon Williams, now retired, was a Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California Santa Barbara for thirty years. Professor Williams has taught at universities on four continents, including the University of Regina, of Alberta, Cornell University and since 1984 at University of California Santa Barbara. Williams has also published books on Wagner and on actors and acting.

 

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Date:
October 24, 2020
Time:
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Organizer

The Wagner Society of Northern California

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