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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
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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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Wagner - Ring des Nibelungen - Ivo van Hove

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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.
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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.
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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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