Shakespeare on the German Stage: Volume 2, The Twentieth Century

Shakespeare on the German Stage: Volume 2, The Twentieth Century

by Wilhelm Hortmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521343860

ISBN-13: 9780521343862

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This history of Shakespeare in the German-speaking theater is set against the background of German culture and politics in the twentieth century. Following on the earlier volume by Simon Williams, Shakespeare on the German Stage, 1586-1914, Hortmann concentrates on the years of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) and the turbulent decades of the sixties and seventies. The

Overview

This history of Shakespeare in the German-speaking theater is set against the background of German culture and politics in the twentieth century. Following on the earlier volume by Simon Williams, Shakespeare on the German Stage, 1586-1914, Hortmann concentrates on the years of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) and the turbulent decades of the sixties and seventies. The work of individual directors, designers and actors is described and performances are plentifully illustrated. A section by Maik Hamburger describes the theater of the German Democratic Republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521343862
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Pages:
519
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

1. Old traditions and new beginnings; 2. Shakespeare theatre in the Weimar Republic (1919–1933); 3. Shakespeare in the Third Reich (1933–1945); 4. Shakespeare on the postwar stage - continuity or a fresh start?; 5. Transvaluations: Shakespeare and the revolution of the West German stage (1964–1979); 6. Reconstruction, deconstruction, postmodernism: rediscovering Shakespeare in the eighties; 7. Theatre under socialism: Shakespeare in East Germany; 8. The end of an epoch - and some new faces.

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