Critical Analysis Essay 2

Critical Analysis Essay 2 - Lessons in Human Behavior By...

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Lessons in Human Behavior By The Merry Widow On Thursday, November 15, 2007, I was fortunate to acquire a single ticket to the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The program for the evening was the operetta, “The Merry Widow” composed by Franz Lehar and written by Victor Leon and Leo Stein. The music was performed by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra under the leadership of conductor Martin Mazik while the libretto featured the Czech Opera Prague under the guidance of its artistic and stage director Martin Otava. The “Merry Widow” was a light, humorous and whimsical presentation with strong romantic implications and an excellent study of human behavior under various stressful conditions. The ultimate lesson from the Merry Widow was to demonstrate the importance and value of love over money. Set in Paris, France prior to the turn of the century, the first act takes place at the Pontevedrin consulate and starts with a verbal overture defining the financial condition of the Pontevedrin province and the importance of the Merry Widow’s, Hanna, wealth for the survival of the province. Should Hanna remove or lose any of her copious wealth from the state bank, the province will collapse. To insure stability, Zeta and the other province leaders, all men, plot to arrange a marriage of Hanna to a Pontevedrin man. The most prominent eligible bachelor is Danilo, a prior beau of Hanna’s before her marriage
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course CRW 1102 taught by Professor Aaaaa during the Spring '08 term at FGCU.

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