Staging the Holocaust: The Shoah in Drama and Performance

Staging the Holocaust: The Shoah in Drama and Performance

by Claude Schumacher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521624150

ISBN-13: 9780521624152

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book describes and analyzes theater productions performed in Israel, America, Poland, France, Italy and Germany that deal with the Holocaust. The collected essays trace the development of the realistic/documentary stagings of the 1950s-1970s through to today's very controversial avant-garde shows. This is the first book that deals with Holocaust plays "in

…  See more details below

Overview

This book describes and analyzes theater productions performed in Israel, America, Poland, France, Italy and Germany that deal with the Holocaust. The collected essays trace the development of the realistic/documentary stagings of the 1950s-1970s through to today's very controversial avant-garde shows. This is the first book that deals with Holocaust plays "in performance," and provides many previously unpublished drawings and documents, as well as an important descriptive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521624152
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre Series
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Introduction Claude Schumacher; 1. Holocaust theatre and the problem of justice Robert Skloot; 2. The power and limits of the metaphor of survivors' testimony Hank Greenspan; 3. On the fantastic in Holocaust performances Freddie Rokem; 4. The Holocaust experience through theatrical profanation Gad Kaynar; 5. Ben Hecht's pageant-drama: A Flag is Born Atay Citron; 6. Theatrical interpretation of the Shoah: image and counter-image Dan Laor; 7. Inadequate memories: the survivor in plays by Mann, Kesselman, Lebow and Baitz Alvin Goldfarb; 8. Performing a Holocaust play in Warsaw in 1963 Seth Wolitz; 9. Reality and illusion in the Theresienstadt cabaret Roy Kift; 10. Liliane Atlan's Un Opéra pour Terezin Yehuda Moraly; 11. History, utopia and the concentration camp in Gatti's early plays John Ireland; 12. Armand Gatti and the silence of the 1059 days of Auschwitz Dorothy Knowles; 13. Charlotte Delbo: theatre as a means of survival Claude Schumacher; 14. Primo Levi's stage version of Se questo è un uomo Helga Finter; 15. Heinar Kipphardt's Brother Eichmann Alexander Stillmark; 16. George Tabori's mourning work in Jubiläum Anat Feinberg; 17. Thomas Bernhard, Jews, Heldenplatz Jeanette R. Malkin; 18. Select bibliography of Holocaust plays, 1933–1997 Alvin Goldfarb; Select bibliography; Index.

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >