Essays On German Theater / Edition 1

Essays On German Theater / Edition 1

by Margaret Herzfeld-Sander, Martin Esslin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826402976

ISBN-13: 9780826402974

Pub. Date: 11/01/1985

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

It is against this background of the theater's high prestige as a forum for ideas, as the summit of the literary arts, as the place where all the arts coalesce in a Wagnerian 'Gesamtkunstwerk' or dialectically oppose and ironize each other in Brechtian epic 'alienation, ' of the drama as a method of thought, of concrete philosophizing, that the astounding wealth of

Overview

It is against this background of the theater's high prestige as a forum for ideas, as the summit of the literary arts, as the place where all the arts coalesce in a Wagnerian 'Gesamtkunstwerk' or dialectically oppose and ironize each other in Brechtian epic 'alienation, ' of the drama as a method of thought, of concrete philosophizing, that the astounding wealth of critical and theoretical writings about drama and theater that the German-speaking world has produced over the last two hundred and fifty years must be seen and appreciated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826402974
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/01/1985
Series:
German Library Series, #83
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Martin Esslin
Introduction: Margaret Herzfeld-Sander

GOTTHOLD EPHRAIM LESSING
The Seventeenth Letter Concerning the Newest Literature
From The Hamburg Dramaturgy

JAKOB MICHAEL REINHOLD LENZ
From Notes on the Theater

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER
The Stage Considered as a Moral Institution

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
From Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
From Eckermann's Conversations with Goethe

AUGUST WILHELM VON SCHLEGEL
From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature

FRANZ GRILLPARZER
On the Nature of the Drama
A Letter Concerning Fate

GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL
From The Philosophy of Fine Art

GEORG BUCHNER
Letter to His Family

FRIEDRICH HEBBEL
A Word about the Theater

RICHARD WAGNER
From The Art Work of the Future

KARL MARX
Letter to Ferdinand Lassalle

FRIEDRICH ENGELS
Letter to Ferdinand Lassalle

GUSTAV FREYTAG
From Technique of the Drama

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
From The Birth of Tragedy

ARNO HOLZ
From Evolution of the Drama

GERHART HAUPTMANN
Thoughts on Drama

GEORG LUKACS
The Sociology of Modern Drama

CARL STERNHEIM
Thoughts Concerning the Nature of Drama

GEORG KAISER
The Dramatic Poet and the Man in the Audience
Man in the Tunnel, or: The Poet and the Play

HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL
The Theater of the New

ERNST TOLLER
Remarks Concerning German Post-War Drama

ERWIN PISCATOR
The Berlin Production of Paquet's Flags
From Outline of a Sociological Dramaturgy

ODON VON HORVATH
User's Instructions

BERTOLT BRECHT
Shouldn't We Abolish Aesthetics?
Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction
The Street Scene
On Experimental Theatre
Can the Present-day World Be Reproduced by Means of Theatre?

ARNOLD HAUSER
The Origins of Domestic Drama

FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT
Friedrich Schiller

WOLFGANG HILDESHEIMER
On the Theater of the Absurd

ROLF HOCHHUTH
Should the Theater Portray the Contemporary World?

MAX FRISCH
The Author and the Theater
From a Correspondence with Walter Hollerer

PETER WEISS
Notes on the Contemporary Theater
Conversation with Peter Weiss

PETER HACKS
Interview

PETER HANDKE
Street-Theater and Theater-Theater

MARTIN WALSER
A Further Daydream about the Theater

HEINAR KIPPHARDT
Theater and Reality

TANKRED DORST
A Conversation with Rudolf Vogel

HEINER MULLER
Fatzer +/- Keuner
Reflections on Post-Modernism

FRANZ XAVER KROETZ
I don't write about things I despise.

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