Posts Tagged ‘Collateral effect’

Historic and terrestrial coordinates, by Sonia Arienta

In an opera libretto space-time coordinates appear among the first indications, near by the names of the characters, and typify the plot, its historic and geographic locations. “Where” and “when” in the opera are the outcomes of an aware choice made by composer and librettist. Beyond of and notwithstanding the constraints of censor (in the age where it is active in an explicit way), the second (and third) hand origin of librettos, extracted from dramas and novels, and the antinaturalistic essence of a gender which uses stylisation as guarantee of a manner to create a “distance” effect in the audience.

In XIX century italian melodrama, the action set in our country are in a more little number compared with the one set abroad. A consequence of interest towards european literature products, at the origin of the plot, but, also the result of the cultural curiosity, of the desire in exploring what is “different”….

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Collateral effects, by Sonia Arienta

Here is the second appointment with Sonia Arienta‘s column.


Before buying food products or clothes read labels is anyway recommended. Ingredients or tissue’s composition beware buyer about items quality. Why not to be so scrupulous in considering cultural products ingredients? After all they involve very close up to our body, brain in the case in point, organ fairly important for living creatures in the general and humans in particular.
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