Post-Imperial Brecht: Politics and Performance, East and South

Post-Imperial Brecht: Politics and Performance, East and South

by Loren Kruger, Kruger Loren
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521036577

ISBN-13: 9780521036573

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Challenging prevailing views of Brecht's theater and politics, Loren Kruger focuses much of her analysis on regions where Brecht has had special resonance, including East Germany and South Africa. She also analyzes political interpretations of Brecht in light of other key dramatists, including Heiner Müller and Athol Fugard, as well as Brechtian influence on

Overview

Challenging prevailing views of Brecht's theater and politics, Loren Kruger focuses much of her analysis on regions where Brecht has had special resonance, including East Germany and South Africa. She also analyzes political interpretations of Brecht in light of other key dramatists, including Heiner Müller and Athol Fugard, as well as Brechtian influence on writers and philosophers such as Adorno, Benjamin, and Barthes.

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ISBN-13:
9780521036573
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The political history of theatre and theory: Brecht and his contemporaries; 2. Realism, socialism and modernism in the production play; 3. Broadcasting (a)socialism: Brecht, Müller and Radio Fatzer; 4. Spectres and speculation: Brechtian futures on the global market; 5. The dis-illusion of apartheid: Brecht and South Africa; 6. 'Realistic Engagement' and the limits of solidarity: Athol Fugard in (East) Germany; 7. Truth, reconciliation and the ends of political performance; Coda; Index.

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