Shakespeare on the German Stage Volume 2 The Twentieth Century

Shakespeare on the German Stage  Volume 2  The Twentieth Century

Shakespeare has been a central figure in German literature and theatre. This book tells the story of Shakespeare in the German-speaking theatre against the background of German culture and politics in the twentieth century.

Author: Wilhelm Hortmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521343860

Category: Drama

Page: 497

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Shakespeare has been a central figure in German literature and theatre. This book tells the story of Shakespeare in the German-speaking theatre against the background of German culture and politics in the twentieth century. It follows the earlier volume by Simon Williams on the reception of Shakespeare during the previous 300 years (Shakespeare on the German Stage, 1586-1914). Hortmann concentrates on the two most important and fruitful periods: the years of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) and the turbulent decades of the sixties and seventies, when the German theatre was revitalised by a stormy marriage of avant-garde art and revolutionary politics. A section by Maik Hamburger covers developments in the theatres of the German Democratic Republic. Hortmann focuses on the most representative and colourful directors and actors, describing and illustrating individual productions as examples of particular trends or movements.
Categories: Drama

A History of German Theatre

A History of German Theatre

The book argues that theatre is more central to the artistic life of German-speaking countries than anywhere else in the world.

Author: Simon Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521175356

Category: Drama

Page: 464

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Covering German-language theatre from the Middle Ages to the present day, this study demonstrates how and why theatre became so important in German-speaking countries. Written by leading international scholars of German theatre, chapters cover all aspects of theatrical performance, including acting, directing, play-writing, scenic design and theatre architecture. The book argues that theatre is more central to the artistic life of German-speaking countries than anywhere else in the world. Relating German-language theatre to its social and intellectual context, the History demonstrates how theatre has often been used as a political tool. It challenges the idea that German theatre was undeveloped in contrast to other European countries in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, provides a thematic survey of the crucial period of growth in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and discusses modern and contemporary German theatre by focusing in turn on the directors, playwrights, designers and theatre architecture.
Categories: Drama

The Revolution in German Theatre 1900 1933 Routledge Revivals

The Revolution in German Theatre 1900 1933  Routledge Revivals

First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political ...

Author: Michael Patterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317217923

Category: Drama

Page: 244

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First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’s From Morning till Midnight and Toller’s Transfiguration are presented as examples of Expressionism. A thorough analysis of Piscator’s Hoppla, Such is Life! And Brecht’s Man show the similarities and differences in political theatre. In addition, elements of stage-craft are examined — illustrated with tabulated information, an extensive chronology, and photographs and designs of productions.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare on the German Stage Volume 1 1586 1914

Shakespeare on the German Stage  Volume 1  1586 1914

Professor Williams focuses on the classical period of German literature and theatre, when Shakespeare's plays were first staged in Germany in a relatively complete form, and when they had a potent influence on the writings of German drama ...

Author: Simon Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521611938

Category: Drama

Page: 260

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Professor Williams focuses on the classical period of German literature and theatre, when Shakespeare's plays were first staged in Germany in a relatively complete form, and when they had a potent influence on the writings of German drama and dramatic criticism.
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The German Theatre

The German Theatre

THE German Theatre , TRANSLATED BY BENJAMIN THOMPSON , ESQ . IN SIX
VOLUMES . VOL . V. CONTAINING THE ROBBERS , DON CARLOS . LONDON :
PRINTED FOR VERNOR , HOOD , AND SHARP , POULTRY ; AND LONGMAN ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033692271

Category: English drama

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Categories: English drama

Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the German Theatre

Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the German Theatre

The focus of the series is on political approaches to the modern theatre with
attention also being paid to theatres of earlier periods and their influence on
contemporary drama . Topics in the series are chosen to investigate this
relationship and ...

Author: David Barnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855144

Category: Drama

Page: 300

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The German Theatre

   The    German Theatre

Author: Ronald Hayman

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1040018412

Category: German drama

Page: 287

View: 542

Categories: German drama

Partnership in the German Theatre

Partnership in the German Theatre

This book is a lens through which the reader may view the German theatre in the middle of the twentieth century.

Author: William Grange

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018275078

Category: Drama

Page: 241

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This book is a lens through which the reader may view the German theatre in the middle of the twentieth century. It offers an inside look at the upheavals and personalities shaping the German theatre from 1925 to 1961, when playwright Carl Zuckmayer (1896-1977) and director Heinz Hilpert (1890-1967) together created their major works. Their partnership is the book's major focus, although Brecht, Reinhardt, Kortner, and other major German theatre artists are prominent. The lens sweeps across the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and finally the Cold War period to examine in detail many events, people, and places important in German theatre history which have, to date, remained unchronicled in English.
Categories: Drama

The First German Theatre Routledge Revivals

The First German Theatre  Routledge Revivals

First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression.

Author: Michael Patterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317266853

Category: Drama

Page: 219

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First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces the rapid commercial decline that made it difficult for Kleist and impossible for Büchner to see their plays staged in their own lifetime. Four representative texts are analysed: Schiller’s The Robbers, Goethe’s Iphigenia on Tauris, Kleist’s The Prince of Homburg, and Büchner’s Woyzeck. This title will be of interest to students of theatre and German literature.
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German Classical Drama

German Classical Drama

F.J. Lamport traces the rise and development in the German-speaking world of the last form of "classical" poetic drama to appear in European literature.

Author: F. J. Lamport

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521428289

Category: Drama

Page: 241

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This historical and critical survey of German drama in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries provides an introduction to major authors and works from Lessing, through Goethe, Schiller and Weimar Classicism, to Kleist, Grillparzer and Hebbel. F.J. Lamport traces the rise and development in the German-speaking world of the last form of "classical" poetic drama to appear in European literature. This development is seen as reflecting the intellectual and political ferment both within Germany and throughout Europe.
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German and Dutch Theatre 1600 1848

German and Dutch Theatre  1600 1848

This book makes available for the first time documents relating to European history, many of which were previously unpublished.

Author: George W. Brandt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521233836

Category: Drama

Page: 550

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This book makes available for the first time documents relating to European history, many of which were previously unpublished.
Categories: Drama

Shylock in Germany

Shylock in Germany

Using archival research and drawing on much primary source material, Bonnell does not confine the book to theatre history only - but instead uses the changing portrayal of Shylock to analyse German cultural attitudes towards Jews over time.

Author: Andrew G. Bonnell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1350172456

Category: History

Page: 264

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How did the catastrophic development of antisemitism in Germany interact with the portrayal of Shylock on the German stage? Here Andrew Bonnell gives us the first cultural history of this tragic character from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" as performed on the German stage from the late eighteenth century to the end of World War II. In addition to analysing the performances of the most famous German actors in the role from 1777 to 1944, "Shylock in Germany" looks at the rising and falling popularity of "The Merchant of Venice" across Germany in this period, and the extent to which the role's history reflects changes in the situation of Jews in Germany and Austria.It follows the evolution of Shylock in nineteenth century and Imperial Germany, from the formative years of the modern German theatre as a cultural (and civic) institution; through the Weimar Republic, an epoch remembered for innovation and experiment, but also a period marked by an estrangement between an aggressively modernist metropolitan culture and a provincial cultural life which clung more to continuity; and, finally, considers the impact of the Nazi period with its murderous state-ordained antisemitism. Shylock's career in Germany after 1933 was neither as conspicuous nor as unambiguous as one might expect. Using archival research and drawing on much primary source material, Bonnell does not confine the book to theatre history only - but instead uses the changing portrayal of Shylock to analyse German cultural attitudes towards Jews over time.
Categories: History

The German Theatre Volume 2

The German Theatre Volume 2

Author: Benjamin Thompson

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 129084853X

Category:

Page: 326

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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The Early German Theatre in New York 1840 1872

The Early German Theatre in New York  1840 1872

given on New York's German stage, and finally American plays of the type of Rip
Van Winkle and Uncle Tom's Cabin, as already noted. On the other hand, not a
few dramas seen on the American stage in this city were direct translations or ...

Author: Frederick Adolph Herman Leuchs

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3571162

Category: Actors

Page: 298

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Categories: Actors