History of European Drama and Theatre

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Routledge, 2002 M09 11 - 416 páginas

This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity.

Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include:

* ancient Greek theatre
* Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Molière
* the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama
* the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz
* romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, Büchner, and Nestroy
* the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski
* the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Müller.

Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.

 

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Contenido

Acknowledgements
RITUAL THEATRE
The magic body
The vital body
The frail and tortured body
the suppression of popular culture
THEATRUM VITAE HUMANAE
The seducer the martyr and the fool theatrical
Honour disgraced and the forfeit of mercy
Popular theatre between religious and court theatre
Lhonnête homme or the end of social intercourse through
The gaze of the other and the gaze of the king
The stage world as mirror image of the court
Theatre as a model of social reality
THE RISE OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES AND

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Acerca del autor (2002)

Erika Fischer-Lichte is university professor of theatre research at the Free University of Berlin, and president of the International Federation of Theatre Research. Her numerous publications include The Show and the Gaze of Theatre. A European Perspective, 1997.

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