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Ibsen's drama : right action and tragic joy

Author: Theoharis Constantine Theoharis
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Theoharis Theoharis argues that in his late plays Ibsen struggled with, and finally repudiated, the Aristotelian ideas of reality and change that held sway over the earlier part of his career, and more generally, over nineteenth-century drama and culture. Theoharis delves into Aristotle's Poetics to look at the classical relations amongst catharsis, rational agency, and intelligible change in human affairs;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Henrik Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theoharis Constantine Theoharis
ISBN: 031216078X 9780312160784
OCLC Number: 33947279
Description: ix, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Action in Aristotle. Reality and change --
Poetics. 2. Action in Neitzsche. Reality and change --
Neitzschean poetics. 3. Ghosts: the sick will. 4. Rosmersholm: managing the past. 5. The master builder, acts 1, 2, and 3.
Responsibility: Theoharis Constantine Theoharis.

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Theoharis Theoharis argues that in his late plays Ibsen struggled with, and finally repudiated, the Aristotelian ideas of reality and change that held sway over the earlier part of his career, and more generally, over nineteenth-century drama and culture. Theoharis delves into Aristotle's Poetics to look at the classical relations amongst catharsis, rational agency, and intelligible change in human affairs; considers Nietzsche's transformation of those topics into a modernist poetics and agenda for living; and then turns his attention to Ibsen's plays (specifically Ghosts, Rosmersholm, and the Master Builder), relating Ibsen's formal, intellectual, and cultural innovations to Nietzsche's assault on the Aristotelian humanism that Victorian Europe valued so highly. Theoharis argues that through a Nietzschean subversion of the popular forms of Victorian theater and culture, Ibsen struggled to reveal how life could pass, heroically, from right action to tragic joy.

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