By Gesine Manuwald
This publication analyses the tale of Nero and Octavia, as dramatically instructed within the pseudo-Senecan Octavia, and its changes in (early) smooth opera and comparable items of alternative performative genres. In an in depth exam of the libretto (and dramatic) texts, the effect of this attention-grabbing tale is proven from the start of ancient opera. the quantity is consequently of relevance to literary students in addition to to readers attracted to the heritage of opera.
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