The Dance of the Dead Rhino: William Kentridge’s Magic Flute

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Serena Guarracino (2010)
  • Publisher: Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Journal: Altre Modernità (issn: 2035-7680, eissn: 2035-7680)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.13130/2035-7680/706
  • Subject: colonialism | P | PN1-6790 | performance studies; postcolonial studies | Literature (General) | The Magic Flute | mourning | Language and Literature | William Kentridge | William Kentridge; The Magic Flute; mourning; colonialism; violence | violence

The article offers a reading of the staging of The Magic Flute by visual artist William Kentridge, focusing on his introduction of the rhino in the visual landscape of the opera as symbol for the silenced subject of violence. Operatic tradition has always been concerned... View more
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