Title

Dido & Aeneas: Prologue

Lead Author Major

Theatre Arts

Format

Event

Faculty Mentor Name

James Haffner

Faculty Mentor Department

Theatre Arts

Abstract/Artist Statement

The Prologue functions as a stand-alone piece removed entirely from the action of Purcell’s opera. Whereas the main plot is serious and tragic, the prologue is fanciful and light. The plot centers on the antics of mischievous gods and gleeful nymphs. The inspiration for this directorial concept is rooted in the polarity between the Dido story and the pastoral plot of the prologue. This choice-approach manifests itself primarily in the staging of the dances which have been re-discovered using non-verbal action.

Location

Choral Rehearsal Hall

Start Date

29-4-2015 6:00 PM

End Date

29-4-2015 8:00 PM

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Dido & Aeneas: Prologue

Choral Rehearsal Hall

The Prologue functions as a stand-alone piece removed entirely from the action of Purcell’s opera. Whereas the main plot is serious and tragic, the prologue is fanciful and light. The plot centers on the antics of mischievous gods and gleeful nymphs. The inspiration for this directorial concept is rooted in the polarity between the Dido story and the pastoral plot of the prologue. This choice-approach manifests itself primarily in the staging of the dances which have been re-discovered using non-verbal action.