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Persistence of Folly : On the Origins of German Dramatic Literature.

Author/Creator:
Lande, Joel B.
Publication:
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (367 pages)
Series:
Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought
Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought
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Summary:
By reorienting the history of German theater, Lande's work conclusively shows that the highpoint of German literature around 1800 did not eliminate irreverent jest in the name of serious drama, but instead developed highly refined techniques for integrating the comic tradition of the stage fool.
Contents:
Persistence of Folly
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I The Fool at Play: Comic Practice and the Strolling Players
1. Birth of a Comic Form
2. Strolling Players and the Advent of the Fool
3. Practice of Stage Interaction
4. The Fool's Space and Time
Part II Fabricating Comedy and the Fate of the Fool in the Age of Reform
5. Making Comedy Whole
6. Biases in Precedent
7. Sanitation and Unity
8. Comedic Plot, Comic Time, Dramatic Time
Part III Life, Theater, and the Restoration of the Fool
9. Policey and the Legitimacy of Delight
10. The Place of Laughter in Life
11. National Literature I: Improvement
12. National Literature II: Custom
Part IV The Vitality of Folly in Goethe's Faust and Kleist's Jug
13. Faust I: Setting the Stage
14. Faust II: Mirroring and Framing in the Form of Faust
15. Faust III: The Diabolical Comic
16. Antinomies of the Classical: On Kleist's Broken Jug
Postlude
Bibliography
Index.
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Print version: Lande, Joel B. Persistence of Folly
ISBN:
9781501727122
9781501727139
OCLC:
1035784706