For those interested in learning more, James Melo, ERC’s Musicologist, recommends the following readings to accompany our newest productions.
FOR JEKYLL & Hyde
- Robert Louis Stevenson. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories, edited and introduced by Robert Mighall (Penguin Classics, 2003). Includes an essay by Henry James on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and one by G.K. Chesterton on Stevenson.
- Claire Harman. Myself and the Other Fellow: A Life of Robert Louis Stevenson (Harper, 2005). A comprehensive study of Stevenson’s literary persona.
- Nicola Brown, Carolyn Burdett, and Pamela Thurschwell (eds.). The Victorian Supernatural (Cambridge University Press, 2004). A fascinating collection of essays covering all aspects of the representation of the supernatural in Victorian literature, arts, and culture.
- Carl Dahlhaus. Realism in Nineteenth-Century Music (Cambridge University Press, 1985). A classic study of the representational aspects of music.
- Sigmund Freud. The Uncanny, trans. by David McLintock (Penguin Classics, 2003). A reference work that remains indispensable as an account of the experience of the uncanny.
- Sigmund Freud. The Interpretation of Dreams, trans. by James Strachey (Basic Books, 2010; first published in 1953, in collaboration with Anna Freud). The most complete English version of this seminal work.
- Michael Leslie Klein. Intertextuality in Western Art Music (Indiana University Press, 2004). Includes an important chapter on the depiction of the supernatural in Romantic music.
- Karl Miller. Doubles: Studies in Literary History (Oxford University Press, 1985). A wide-ranging, multidisciplinary, superbly readable study of the depiction of the “Other” in literature. A classic.
- Caroline Joan Picart and John Edgar Browning (eds.). Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). A rich, multidisciplinary collection of essays on the philosophical, cultural, and aesthetic aspects of the supernatural, from ancient cultures to the modern age.Charles Rosen. The Romantic Generation (Harvard University Press, 1998). Still one of the best overviews of Romantic music.
- Elton Edward Smith. The Haunted Mind: The Supernatural in Victorian Literature (Scarecrow Press, 1999). Includes chapters on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Undead, Frankenstein, and other iconic characters.
- Leo Treitler. Reflections on Musical Meaning and its Representation (Indiana University Press, 2011). Includes chapters on the relationship between music and archetypes, music and metaphor, and music and duality.