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|Named Person:||Lawrence Weschler; Robert Jay Lifton; Charles L Mee; Erika Munk|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Todd London; Lawrence Weschler; Robert Jay Lifton; Charles L Mee; Erika Munk; Character Generators/Video.; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
|Notes:||Fifth program in a series of five.
Copy of program available.
Some material not recorded; cassette no.2 begins after an indeterminate lapse of time.
Playwright Sarah Kane, listed as a panelist in the program, did not participate due to illness.
|Performer(s):||Panelists: Lawrence Weschler, Robert Jay Lifton, Charles L. Mee, with Erika Munk, moderator.|
|Event notes:||Videotaped by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in its Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York, N.Y., May 19, 1997.|
|Description:||2 videocassettes (98 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)|
|Series Title:||Speaking Out: The Performing Arts Forum 1997|
|Responsibility:||[video producer] The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts ; [video prod. company, Character Generators, Inc.]|
Using several essays by Lawrence Weschler as a point of departure, the panelists explore the role of the artist in a despotic, fascistic, and/or genocidal state. Factors influencing the artist's response to such regimes are examined, whether the response is one of collusion, opposition, or an attempt to work independently of the regime's dominance. Debate ensues over perceived reactionary and misogynistic impulses within literary and artistic avant-garde movements under fascism and other governmental systems. It is asserted that, in addition to art and literature, language itself can become politicized under extremist regimes. Examples are drawn from recent years in Bosnia, and from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. A question and answer session with the audience concludes the discussion.
- Weschler, Lawrence.
- Lifton, Robert Jay, -- 1926-
- Mee, Charles L.
- Munk, Erika.
- Arts and morals.
- Arts and revolutions.
- Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
- Despotism in literature.
- Genocide in literature.
- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
- Serbia -- History -- 1992-
- Soviet Union -- Intellectual life.
- Yugoslavia -- History -- 1992-
- Yugoslavia -- Intellectual life -- 1992-
- Yugoslavia -- Languages -- Political aspects.