Death in Venice


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Death in Venice

aging successful author loses his lifelong self-discipline in his love for a beautiful Polish boy. [Ger. Lit: Death in Venice]
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This yearning for new and distant scenes, this craving for freedom, release, forgetfulness -- they were he admitted to himself, an impulse towards flight, flight from the spot which was the daily theatre of a rigid, cold, and passionate service," Thomas Mann once wrote in his short story "A Death In Venice.
Death in Venice, Opera North, Newcastle Theatre Royal OPERA North's centenary festival provided a rare chance to see Benjamin Britten's last opera written almost against the clock in 1972-3.
Britten is one of the most successful British opera composers of the 20th Century, and Opera North is bringing A Midsummer Night's Dream, Death in Venice, and Phyllida Lloyd's multi-award-winning production, Peter Grimes, to the venue.
A Japanese austerity visited the Canadian Opera Company's fall revival of Benjamin Britten's final stage piece, Death in Venice (Oct.
Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night served as a muse for Geoff Dyer's last work of fiction, Paris, Trance (1998), but the author admits that Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, the inspiration for his latest effort, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi (Pantheon, $24), never held much meaning for him.
In John Neumeier's Death in Venice (2003), titled after Thomas Mann's novella, the protagonist is not a writer but a choreographer in a creative crisis.
6 Death in Venice, 1971, directed by Luchino Visconti (Italy-France) "Don't stay long in Venice, obsessed with a piece of silent jail bait, as the plague encroaches" seems to be the message of this gloomy, arty adaptation of Thomas Mann's thought-to-be-unfilmable novella.
The following is excerpted from The Real Tadzio: Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and the Boy Who Inspired It (Carroll & Graf 2003).
The story of a middle-aged artist whose character deteriorates because of his hopeless passion for a young Polish boy, and whose death is the final irony of his emotional upheaval, Death in Venice examines understandingly and critically the solitary position of the artist in modern society and uses the infatuation with the boy to dramatize symbolically the narcissism which can be one of the fatal qualities of art.
There has been a death in Venice, as a German man was crushed between a gondola and a ferry on the famous Grand Canal.
The film, which opens and closes with poignant excerpts from their love letters, is divided into three sections and focuses on three iconic works--Peter Grimes (1945), War Requiem (1962) and Death in Venice (1973).
Mann's famous homoerotic masterpiece Death in Venice was the inspiration for another work of gay genius, Luchino Visconti's 1971 film classic of the same name.