- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press (September 13, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0300096763
- ISBN-13: 978-0300096767
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 739 g
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Outstanding scholarship, writing
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This is a terrific scholarly book that is remarkably clear and successful in its mission. Carter crams the book full of relevant facts and practical contextual background, making this a first-read source for those interested in the practicality, economics, and aesthetic presumptions of early baroque theater and opera. What makes it such an enjoyable book, however, is that the circumstances that give rise to each work are treated narratively, making the book a compelling read and giving it a very engaging "plot." Additionally, Carter's syntax is quite graceful, conveying all manner of substantiated fact and contextual balance without ever letting readability suffer.