Henry James Goes to the Opera

Michael Halliwell

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LC.2017.008


Henry James uses operatic scenes and performance throughout his fiction, from early

novels such as The American and The Portrait of a Lady , to later stories including “A London Life,” “Collaboration,” and “The Velvet Glove.” Embedded in many of these works is a fascination with the operatic prima donna as part of a strong performative element.

Słowa kluczowe

Opera; opera box; performance; the gaze; "The American"; "The Portrait of a Lady"; Henry James

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