Scandal on Stage: European Theater as Moral Trial

Scandal on Stage: European Theater as Moral Trial

by Theodore Ziolkowski
     
 

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This book analyses how the outrage caused by controversial plays or productions reflects the moral standards of the time.See more details below

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This book analyses how the outrage caused by controversial plays or productions reflects the moral standards of the time.

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"His cherry-picking of legendary scandals (including operas) allows him to support his and Schiller's thesis without too many unhelpful digressions from the notion that the stage exists as a moral institution in which art is provocation and in which scandal, as defined here, is a clash between artist and audience over aesthetics and/or ethics. Beginning with Schiller's Die Räuber and Victor Hugo's Hernani and including works by Alfred Jarry, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Schnitzler, Bertolt Brecht, Igor Stravinsky, Rolf Hochhuth, and others, Ziolkowski establishes the sticking points of each scandal and illuminates the sociopolitical and/or aesthetic changes emerging from each...Highly recommended"
-J. Fisher, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Choice Reviews Online

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780511699603
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/17/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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From the Publisher
"His cherry-picking of legendary scandals (including operas) allows him to support his and Schiller's thesis without too many unhelpful digressions from the notion that the stage exists as a moral institution in which art is provocation and in which scandal, as defined here, is a clash between artist and audience over aesthetics and/or ethics. Beginning with Schiller's Die Räuber and Victor Hugo's Hernani and including works by Alfred Jarry, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Schnitzler, Bertolt Brecht, Igor Stravinsky, Rolf Hochhuth, and others, Ziolkowski establishes the sticking points of each scandal and illuminates the sociopolitical and/or aesthetic changes emerging from each...Highly recommended"
-J. Fisher, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Choice Reviews Online

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