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History of European Drama and Theatre
     

History of European Drama and Theatre

by Erika Fischer-Lichte
 

ISBN-10: 0415180597

ISBN-13: 9780415180597

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity.

Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include:

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Overview

This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity.

Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include:

* ancient Greek theatre
* Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Molière
* the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama
* the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz
* romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, Büchner, and Nestroy
* the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski
* the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Müller.

Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415180597
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Ritual Theatre 1. The Tragic Hero. 2. The Magic Body. Theatrum Vitae Humanae 1.Theatre as Laboratory-Man as Experiment. 2. The Seducer, The Martyr and The Fool. 3. Mask and Mirror. 4. From the Theatrical to Social Role Play. The Rising Middle Classes and the Theatre of Illusion 1. The Middle-Class Family. 2. The Mutilated Individual. 3. Symbol of the Species. Chapter 4 1. The Enigmatic Personality. 2. Identity and History. 3. The Fall of the Bourgeois Myth. Theatre of the 'New' Man 1.The Re-Theatricalisation of Theatre as Negation of the Individual. 2. Beyond the Individual. 3. Dismemberment and Rebirth. References.

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