Walking the line: deconstructing identity, suicide and betrayal in Peter Maxwell Davies ’Mr Emmet Takes a Walk'

McGregor, Richard (2012) Walking the line: deconstructing identity, suicide and betrayal in Peter Maxwell Davies ’Mr Emmet Takes a Walk'. Cambridge Opera Journal, 24 (3). pp. 319-351. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954586712000274

Abstract

This article explores how Peter Maxwell Davies uses thematic and structural devices to chart the means by which the title character in Mr Emmet Takes a Walk is led towards suicide. Discussion centres on how Davies integrates use of quotation and trademark musical gestures into the development of characterisation in order to explore different states of ‘reality, dream and waking fantasy’ by which he seeks to explain the reasons for Emmet’s suicide.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Cambridge Opera Journal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1474-0621
Departments: Services > The Graduate School
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 10:44
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 16:51
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1450

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