Domesticating Magic: Ferdinand Raimund and musical theatre in early nineteenth-century Vienna

King, Patrick.


  • This dissertation studies the popularity of magical musical spectacles in Vienna in the first half of the nineteenth century in the genre commonly known as the Zauberstück, or magic piece. In these effect-driven comedies, drawn from international performance traditions and source material, supernatural beings and magical journeys around the globe were interwoven with hyperlocal Viennese ... read more
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