The July 2017 issue (vol.11, no.2), is a special 'Freud and Parsifal' issue containing the following feature articles:
• 'Parsifal as Castration Drama' by Ivan Ward
• 'Wagner, Freud and Nietzsche in Berlin' by Tom DeRose
• 'Wagner's Parsifal: a Hymn of Purity' by Stephen Gee
• 'Kundry's Kiss and the Fear of Female Desire: a Gender Perspective' by Eva Rieger
• 'Interpreting Wagner's Dreams: Staging Parsifal in the Twenty-first Century' by Mark Berry
• 'Syberberg's Parsifal and the Soul of Germany' by Patrick Carnegy
plus reviews of:
Kasper Holten's Die Meistersinger at Covent Garden, Keith Warner's Wahnfried in Karlsruhe, productions of Lohengrin by Kasper Holten and Claus Guth in Berlin and Paris, and productions of Tristan und Isolde by Michael Schulz and Barrie Kosky in Gelsenkirchen and Essen.
DVD of Kasper Holten's Das Liebesverbot in Madrid
Tom Artin's What Parsifal Saw, John Mastrogiovanni's Parsifal: The Will and Redemption, Karol Berger's Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche, David Huckvale's Music for the Superman: Nietzsche and the Great Composers, Simon Callow's Being Wagner, and Grit Schwarzkopf's Kätchen und Senta: Partnerfindung als Traumspiel in Heinrich von Kleists 'Das Kätchen von Heilbronn' und in Richard Wagners 'Der fliegende Holländer'
Sigmund Freud at his desk in 1938, surrounded by items from his extensive collection of antique figures from all civilisations.
Female sexuality projected as ‘male wishful fantasy’ in Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s 2016 Bayreuth Parsifal.
Houston Stewart Chamberlain (Matthias Wohlbrecht) consigns compromising material to the flames, watched by the Wagner Daemon (Armin Kolarczyk) and faithful Wagnerians, in Avner Dorman's Wahnfried, a devastatingly satirical take on the Wagner legacy.
Torsten Kerl (Tristan) and Catherine Foster (Isolde) in the early stages of their Act II duet; set by Kathrin-Susann Brose in Michael Schulz's production for Gelsenkirchen