Character and Character Swapping in Mozart's Così fan tutte

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dc.contributor.editor Fileva, I en 2017-06-09T03:50:41Z en 2016-12-01 en
dc.identifier.citation In Questions of Character. Editors: Fileva I. 433-443. Oxford University Press, Oxford 01 Dec 2016 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0199357722 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780199357727 en
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dc.description.abstract This chapter on Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte (“Thus Do They All”) offers a discussion of a number of topics covered by other chapters—the portrayal of fictional characters, mixed motivation, promise keeping, the influence of character, and situational variables, respectively, in determining behavior and individual differences among people. Così’s libretto is about two couples who swap partners. Così is typically seen as a character-swapping farce, with one-dimensional characters. The chapter quotes Peter Kivy, according to whom the heroes and heroines are not even real characters—rather, they are voices: the soprano, the mezzo-soprano, the heroic tenor, and so on. The chapter, however, makes a compelling case that this is not so. The opera has a moral seriousness often overlooked by interpreters due to lack of attention to the individual differences among the characters and to character development. en
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dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.relation.ispartof Questions of Character en
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dc.subject Philosophy en
dc.title Character and Character Swapping in Mozart's Così fan tutte en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.003.0025 en
pubs.begin-page 433 en
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pubs.end-page 443 en Oxford en
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pubs.elements-id 613921 en Arts en Humanities en Philosophy en
pubs.number 25 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-02-18 en

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