Debussy - Text and Ideas: Maeterlinck's Golaud
- Extra Reading
As title roles of both Maurice Maeterlinck’s play and Claude Debussy’s opera, Pelléas and Mélisande tend to monopolize the spotlight in most commentary. Nonetheless, major studies have demonstrated the centrality of Golaud and the unusual dramatic function of the violence he deploys, which Professor de Medicis explores in this lecture.
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