A History of German Theatre

A History of German Theatre

by Simon Williams
     
 

Examines the work of all the leading playwrights, directors, actors and designers throughout the history of German theatre.See more details below

Overview

Examines the work of all the leading playwrights, directors, actors and designers throughout the history of German theatre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521833691
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

SIMON WILLIAMS is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Maik Hamburger was previously dramaturge and director at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin. He has taught theatre in Berlin, Leipzig and Graz.

Table of Contents

Introduction Maik Hamburger and Simon Williams; 1. German Medieval theatre, c.10–600 Eckehard Simon; 2. German Baroque theatre and the Wandering Players, 1500–1750 George Brandt; 3. Classical theatre and the formation of a civil society, 1720–1832 Anthony Meech; 4. The Realistic theatre and bourgeois values, 1750–1900 Marvin Carlson; 5. The Romantic spirit in German theatre, 1790–1910 Simon Williams; 6. The theatre of dissent from Sturm und Drang to Brecht, 1770–1920 Hilda Meldrum Brown; 7. The rise of the director, 1850–1939 Christopher Innes; 8. Naturalism, Expressionism and Brecht: drama in dialogue with modernity, 1890–1960 David Barnett; 9. Nationalism and its uses in the German theatre, 1790–2000 S. E. Wilmer; 10. The space of the German theatre William F. Condee with Thomas Irmer; 11. Revolutions in scenography in the twentieth century Wilhelm Hortmann; 12. Playwriting in the contemporary German theatre: representation and its discontents, 1960–2006 David Barnett; 13. Directors and actors in the contemporary German theatre, 1945–2006 Michael Raab; 14. Patterns in the German theatre: from Goethe to the present day Erika Fischer-Lichte; 15. Theater-Treffen 2007 Maik Hamburger and Simon Williams.

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