Acting Identities: An Investigation into South West German Naturtheater by Alison M. Phipps, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Acting Identities: An Investigation into South West German Naturtheater

Acting Identities: An Investigation into South West German Naturtheater

by Alison M. Phipps
     
 

This book examines the Naturtheater of south west Germany. It seeks to understand why large scale open air performances have drawn little scholarly attention. Methods derived from anthropology and ethnography together with those of literary analysis are used to investigate text and context. Historically and theoretically informed, this book challenges perceptions

Overview

This book examines the Naturtheater of south west Germany. It seeks to understand why large scale open air performances have drawn little scholarly attention. Methods derived from anthropology and ethnography together with those of literary analysis are used to investigate text and context. Historically and theoretically informed, this book challenges perceptions of mass performance as light entertainment. The description of everyday life in the theatres opens up questions of identity construction, social engagement and the role of nature in cultural expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783631351420
Publisher:
Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date:
01/27/2000
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Alison M. Phipps completed her Ph.D. in 1995 at the University of Sheffield. From 1992 to 1993 she studied in Tübingen, Germany on a Leverhulme scholarship where she completed her ethnographic work on the Naturtheater. Since 1995 she has worked as lecturer in the Department of German Language and Literature, University of Glasgow.

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