Essays on twentieth-century German drama and theater : an American reception, 1977-1999 / edited by Hellmut Hal Rennert.

New York : P. Lang, ©2004.
New German-American studies ; v. 19.
New German-American studies ; v. 19 = Neue deutsch-amerikanische Studien
xii, 321 pages ; 24 cm.
German drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
German drama -- 20th century -- Appreciation -- United States.
German drama.
German drama -- Appreciation.
United States
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
German drama and theater in German-speaking countries today
I. Performance and theory. Incoherence as meaning: from the real to the explosive
Sign and referent in the work of Robert Wilson: reconstituting the human form
Forging a link between stage and world: the genre of director's drama
Spatio-temporality as theater performance
The uses of audience participation: theater's engagement in social experience
Building an audience: Craig's and Brecht's theories of dramatic performance
II. Expressionism. Georg Kaiser's Von Morgens bis Mitternachts as a metaphor for chaos
Ernst Toller's Masse-Mensch: the individual versus the collective
Hasenclever's Sinnenglück und Seelenfrieden as metaphor for suicide
Reinhard Goering's Seeschlacht and the expressionist vision
Mankind and Sun: German-American expressionism
Expressionism and deconstructionism: a critical comparison
Arnolt Bronnen's austro-expressionist war plays
III. Third Reich. The theater in and out of the Third Reich: the German stage "In [entitled] Extremis"
Anti war discourse in war drama: Sigmund Graff and Die endlose Strasse
An "ancient German rediscovered": the Nazi Widukind plays of Forster and Kiss
Stages of reform: Caroline Neuber/Die Neuberin in the Third Reich
Gewalt, Gott, Natur, Volk: the performance of Nazi ideology in Kolbenheyer's Gregor und Heinrich
Gerhart Hauptmann's Ratten (1911) at the Rose (1936)
Rules, regulations, and the Reich: comedy under the auspices of the Propaganda Ministry
IV. Bertolt Brecht. The performance of ideology and dialectics in Brecht's Life of Galileo
Reviving Brecht: transformations, or the reciprocity of outward signs and inward states
Saving the fallen city of Mahagonny: the musical elaboration of Brecht's epic theater
Brecht's gestic vision for the opera: why the shock of recognition is more powerful in the Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny than in The three penny opera
Brecht's Life of Galileo as a Aristotelian tragedy
Post-World War II. Max Frisch's The great wall of China and the language of re-emergence
A fictional response to political circumstance: Martin Walser's The rabbit race Wolfgang Hildesheimer's Das Opfer Helena: another triumph of the "they" VI. Contemporary. Cry Beyond the Hamlets: Peter Handke's dramatic poem and the tragic tradition The rebellion of the body against the effects of ideas: Heiner Müller's concept of tragedy
Darkness visible: Peter Turrini and the scripted life
Woman takes center stage: three versions of "The female condition" on the German theater stage today
The representation of foreigners in German and Austrian plays of the 1990s by female playwrights
Conquering the south pole and other places in Germany: Manfred Karge's plays.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Rennert, Hellmut H.
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