How to establish a dialogue between Philology, which traditionally deals with written texts, and the "performing arts" – theatre, opera, cinema, radio drama – in which the text is just the shadow of a living, fleeting, ephemeral work of art which is called “the performance”?
This volume invites to bridge the traditional gap between the author and the scribes, which means between the “original text” and the “copies” in order deal with more complex situations, in which the performer, the screenwriter, or the director, assume a very central role as intermediary author or co-author in the dynamic process of creating and re-creating works.
Mattia Cavagna and Costantino Maeder: About Moving Texts:
an Introduction to Philology and Performing Arts 7
1 – New Theoretical Approaches
Francesco Benozzo: Agents of the Empire or Defenders of Dissent?
The Ethnophilologist as Performer of the Tradition 17
Sarah Bonciarelli: Orality, Writing, and New Media 29
Johan Wijnants: Opera Surtitles: a New Text Between Libretto, Score,
Translation, and Performance. 39
Caspar Schjelbred: Improvisational Theatre. Art in the Making 59
2 – Opera between Philology and Performance Studies
Paolo Rosato: Analysis of Variants and Re-definition of Sense: Towards a Dynamic
Notion of Authenticity in a Work of Art. Examples from and Remarks on Rossini's
Giovanni Polin: Between Urtext and Evolutionary Tradition: Challenges and
Problems for Musical Philology in Editions of Eighteenth-Century Italian
Drammi per musica. Some Examples. 87
Ingrid Schraffl: Historicity and Liberty in the Performance Practice of
XVIIIth-Century Italian Opera Buffa: a Contradiction? The Opportunities
Offered by Philology. 105
Bianca De Mario: Salustia and us, or The Tragic Happy Ending: Opera Seria
Between Dramaturgy and Stage Direction. 113
3 – Multimediality and Transmediality: Where is the Text ?
Gest in Action. Medieval Literature on Stage at the Opera – and elsewhere 137
The Philology and Aesthetics of Radio according to Leopold Blaustein 147
Performing Marinetti on YouTube. Questioning the History of the Avant-Garde
in the Age of Digital Media. 163
The Humiliation of the Stars. Mauro Covacich between Narration and
Performative Art. 177
4 – Case Studies
Riccardo Mannerini and Fabrizio De André: Reflections on the Readaptation
from Poetry to Song. 199
Unfaithful Copies and Respectful Betrayals. 213
Sumidagawa from Noh theatre to Opera: Changing Aesthetics and Identity. 225
Laurie Anderson's Versions of Massenet / Corneille, Melville's Moby Dick,
and Döblin / Fassbinder. 257
Indro Montanelli, Sergio Amidei and Roberto Rossellini: Collaboration or Conflict?
The Case of Il generale Della Rovere. 271
Augusto Ponzio and Susan Petrilli
Depicting the Vision of the Other in the Novel and Film. Bakhtin, Pasolini, Deleuze. 289
Loreta de Stasio and José María Nadal
Linguistics, Audiovisual Grammar, Semiotics, Poetics: The Emphasis in the
Spoken Micro-Tales by the Characters within the Multimedial Discourse.
Natalia Ginzburg, Pedro Almodóvar and Quentin Tarantino. 309