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This word, coined by Richard Wagner in his theoretical essays of 1849-51, means literally "whole arts work". It is the idea of combining many variations of media for the purpose of Drama.
"That Opera was such a good example of gesamtkunstwerk"
"Well that idea is similar to Wagner's gesamtkunstwerk"
by Ezelwen April 01, 2007

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