Historic and Modern Theories of Arts and Material Culture. Philosophers, connected to the Arts. Hypothesizes about Creativity and the Symbolic Culture. Aesthetic of the Fine Arts and Material Culture.
Like a stage play or a movie, an opera starts with words — thousands of words. An opera’s words are called its libretto, whereas, in a stage play, the words are called the script, and in a movie they’re called the screenplay. Libretto means “little book” in Italian, and that’s precisely what it is; your average libretto is scarcely thicker than a TV