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Reality overtakes Myth : Ivo van Hove Stages Der Ring des Nibelungen

Francis Maes UGent (2018) Ivo van Hove Onstage. p.274-293
abstract
Ivo van Hove staged Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen for the Flemish Opera from 2006 to 2008. This article argues that the production should be considered among the most innovative takes on Wagner at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Van Hove's daring move to include modern technology into the story turned Information Technology into an updated replacement for mythological magic. The definition of the Ring as a computer chip that could grant world dominance to its owner was the starting point for a thorough interpretation of Wagner's Ring in contemporary terms.
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author
organization
year
type
bookChapter
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Wagner - Ring des Nibelungen - Ivo van Hove
book title
Ivo van Hove Onstage
editor
David Willinger
pages
19 pages
publisher
Routledge
place of publication
London, New York
ISBN
978-0-815-36607-2
DOI
10.4324/9781351260084
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
8552015
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8552015
date created
2018-02-26 14:38:32
date last changed
2018-05-17 08:49:28
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  abstract     = {Ivo van Hove staged Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen for the Flemish Opera from 2006 to 2008. This article argues that the production should be considered among the most innovative takes on Wagner at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Van Hove's daring move to include modern technology into the story turned Information Technology into an updated replacement for mythological magic. The definition of the Ring as a computer chip that could grant world dominance to its owner was the starting point for a thorough interpretation of Wagner's Ring in contemporary terms.},
  author       = {Maes, Francis},
  booktitle    = {Ivo van Hove Onstage},
  editor       = {Willinger, David},
  isbn         = {978-0-815-36607-2},
  keyword      = {Wagner - Ring des Nibelungen - Ivo van Hove},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {274--293},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  title        = {Reality overtakes Myth : Ivo van Hove Stages Der Ring des Nibelungen},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351260084},
  year         = {2018},
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Chicago
Maes, Francis. 2018. “Reality Overtakes Myth : Ivo Van Hove Stages Der Ring Des Nibelungen.” In Ivo Van Hove Onstage, ed. David Willinger, 274–293. London, New York: Routledge.
APA
Maes, Francis. (2018). Reality overtakes Myth : Ivo van Hove Stages Der Ring des Nibelungen. In D. Willinger (Ed.), Ivo van Hove Onstage (pp. 274–293). London, New York: Routledge.
Vancouver
1.
Maes F. Reality overtakes Myth : Ivo van Hove Stages Der Ring des Nibelungen. In: Willinger D, editor. Ivo van Hove Onstage. London, New York: Routledge; 2018. p. 274–93.
MLA
Maes, Francis. “Reality Overtakes Myth : Ivo Van Hove Stages Der Ring Des Nibelungen.” Ivo Van Hove Onstage. Ed. David Willinger. London, New York: Routledge, 2018. 274–293. Print.