Literature Versus Theatre: Textual Problems and Theatrical Realization in the Later Plays of Heiner Muller

Literature Versus Theatre: Textual Problems and Theatrical Realization in the Later Plays of Heiner Muller

by David Barnett
     
 

ISBN-10: 3906760561

ISBN-13: 9783906760568

Pub. Date: 08/18/1998

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

This study is the first major work to contextualize Heiner Müller (1929-95) within the theatre. It takes Müller's difficult later output (including such plays as Die Hamletmaschine and Der Auftrag) and analyses it in terms of formal structures and real productions. Under the broad headings of 'acting', 'character' and 'plot', the texts are

Overview

This study is the first major work to contextualize Heiner Müller (1929-95) within the theatre. It takes Müller's difficult later output (including such plays as Die Hamletmaschine and Der Auftrag) and analyses it in terms of formal structures and real productions. Under the broad headings of 'acting', 'character' and 'plot', the texts are examined to see in what way they challenge the institution of the theatre on paper. They are compared with documented stagings by major German-speaking theatres to establish to what extent formal devices are able to frustrate the production process. As a consequence, the book uses the methods of both Literary and Theatre Studies, and provides the reader with an interdisciplinary approach to Brecht's most adept successor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783906760568
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/18/1998
Series:
British and Irish Studies in German Language and Literature Series
Pages:
289

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