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Austria as Theater and Ideology: The Meaning of the Salzburg Festival Paperback – 17 August 2000

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"Steinberg makes the case with remarkable scholarship and analysis that summertime Salzburg . . . was the scene of an attempt to reconstitute Austria as a European cultural center after it had been marginalized by the collapse of the Habsburg empire. This new image of Austria was to be at once nationalist and, in its attachment to ideals taken from the Catholic Baroque, universalist and conservative."―Edward W. Said, The Nation

"Austria as Theater and Ideology provides fascinating insights into various aspects of the culture that shaped the Salzburg Festival. . . . Integrating political history, biography, drama, and opera analyses and critique of ideology, Steinberg places the Salzburg Festival in the broad framework of Austrian intellectual history. The book is a well-researched, thoughtful, stimulating, often provocative study of one of Austria's most beloved, yet controversial, institutions."―German Studies Review

"Steinberg is intent on probing just what the festival's founders saw themselves as celebrating and how their original vision can be understood against the background of forces and demands within fin de siècle Austria. . . . He shares his methods with many cultural historians and utilizes these methods with an impressive command, making his book an excellent example of what such an approach can accomplish."―Opera Quarterly

"Michael P. Steinberg's book is more than a history of the Salzburg Festival. It is an important study of the relations between culture and politics in general."―Gerard Mortier, Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival

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In this highly regarded book, Michael P. Steinberg investigates the goals and meanings of the Salzburg Festival from its origins in the wake of defeat in World War I and the collapse of the Habsburg Empire. He focuses on those aspects that reveal with special clarity the interplay between the Festival's history and the larger problems of Austrian and German ideology and identity. In the Preface to the Cornell Paperbacks edition, Steinberg explores the latest chapter in the Austrian culture wars.
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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0801486920
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0801486920
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5.0 out of 5 stars A deep and penetrating examination of the Salzburg Festival
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