History Of European Drama And Theatre / Edition 1

History Of European Drama And Theatre / Edition 1

by Erika Fischer-Lichte
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415180600

ISBN-13: 9780415180603

Pub. Date: 03/25/2004

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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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415180603
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/25/2004
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Theatre and identity: theatre as a liminal space1
1Ritual Theatre8
The tragic hero8
The magic body33
2Theatrum Vitae Humanae50
Theatre as laboratory - man as experiment50
The seducer, the martyr and the fool - theatrical archetypes in the Siglo de Oro80
Mask and mirror97
From the theatrical to social role-play129
3The Rise of the Middle Classes and the Theatre of Illusion146
The middle-class family146
The mutilated individual170
Symbol of the species182
4Dramatising the Identity Crisis202
The enigmatic personality202
Identity and history230
The fall of the bourgeois myths244
The completion and end of the bourgeois theatre of illusion281
5Theatre of the 'New' Man
The re-theatricalisation of theatre as negation of the individual284
Beyond the individual298
Dismemberment and rebirth324
Notes352
Bibliography361
Index of dramatic works372
General index376

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