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<i>Regina</i>, I (1946–1949)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199791590
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199949625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0017
                   Regina, I (1946–1949)

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This chapter discusses what has become one of Blitzstein’s best-known works and a staple of American operatic repertoire, Regina, based on Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. Among other topics, the chapter considers the work’s genesis, including friendly conflicts with Hellman over the adaptation, and Blitzstein’s emphasis of its racial elements.

Keywords: Regina; Lillian Hellman; The Little Foxes

Chapter.  8657 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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