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The London Coliseum
|Terry Gilliam reinvents Berlioz's reinvention of Goethe's Faust|
|When Hector Berlioz first read Gérard de Nerval's translation of Goethe's Faust, he was entranced: he could not put the book down and worked it into a suite entitled Eight Scenes from Faust. Nearly twenty years later, he came back to the material and expanded it into a larger work La Damnation de Faust, but he was perhaps uncertain as to exactly what it was he had created. A series of scenes somewhere between an opera and an oratorio, he eventually labelled it a “légende dramatique.”
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