Towards a Paradoxical Theatre: Schlegelian Irony in German and French Romantic Drama, 1797-1843 (Age of Revolution and Romanticism Series: Interdisciplinary Studies)

Towards a Paradoxical Theatre: Schlegelian Irony in German and French Romantic Drama, 1797-1843 (Age of Revolution and Romanticism Series: Interdisciplinary Studies)

by Yifan Tsau Beus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820462217

ISBN-13: 9780820462219

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

This book investigates the impact of Friedrich Schlegel’s concept of irony on the formation of the dramatic theories and theatrical practices of German and French dramatists of the early Romantic period by focusing on two aspects of Schlegel’s redefinition of irony: the harmonious mixture of buffoonery and seriousness and the concept of

Overview

This book investigates the impact of Friedrich Schlegel’s concept of irony on the formation of the dramatic theories and theatrical practices of German and French dramatists of the early Romantic period by focusing on two aspects of Schlegel’s redefinition of irony: the harmonious mixture of buffoonery and seriousness and the concept of self-reflectivity. According to Schlegel, Romantic irony transforms poetry (in its broadest sense; that is, Poesie) into witty, self-skeptical, and thus, meta-poetic works. As German and French playwrights and theorists attempted to realize new Romantic ideals in poetry and theatre, they paved the way for modern literary discourse and many artistic movements. This study of Schlegelian irony opens an essential - and often overlooked - perspective on the major texts of German and French Romantic drama while establishing clear guidelines for defining Romantic drama and its revolutionary effects on the theatre and the other arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820462219
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Age of Revolution and Romanticism Series: Interdisciplinary Studies, #32
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)

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