Forgot your password?  
Study Guide

Elder Edda Movies & Media Adaptations

Anonymous
This Study Guide consists of approximately 168 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Elder Edda.
This section contains 113 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Elder Edda Study Guide

Media Adaptations

The Elder Edda was a primary source for Richard Wagner's cycle of musical dramas The Ring of the Nibelungen, four interconnected operas, Rhinegold, The Valkyries, Siegfried, and The Twilight of the Gods. Wagner adapted the mythical and legendary world of the Elder Edda to express his own disquiet with the industrial revolution and political movements and developments in nineteenth-century Germany.

Two of the most important German movies of the silent era are Fritz Lang's Siegfried (1924) and Kriemhild's Revenge (1924).

The Swedish poet Victor Rydberg in Den nya Grottasongen (1891) transformed the lay of Frodi's mill into a picture of the excesses of industrialism and capitalism, and its cynical exploitation for human beings.

(read more from the Media Adaptations section)

This section contains 113 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Elder Edda Study Guide
Copyrights
Elder Edda from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook