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Benjamin Britten, the "national faith," and the animation of history in 1950s England

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-105
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

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This article examines constructions of national Christian tradition in 1950s England, focusing on images of deadness and revivification in two products of the religious drama movement: the York Mystery and other plays presented at the 1951 Festival of Britain, and Benjamin Britten's 1958 children's opera Noye's Fludde.

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