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Play is play : theatrical illusion in Chinese wall by Frisch and other "epic" plays by Brecht, Wilder, Hazelton, and Li

Author: Peter Yang
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although traditional comparative literary research has always placed 'epic' plays of Brecht, Fisch, Wilder, Hazelton, and Li in the category of the same name, the label 'epic' actually minimizes the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yang, Peter, 1952-
Play is play.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2000
(OCoLC)606435009
Named Person: Max Frisch; Max Frisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Yang
ISBN: 0761818073 9780761818076 0761818081 9780761818083
OCLC Number: 44720565
Description: 173 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: What is the "Epic" Theater? --
Conceptional Foundations --
Impenetrable World --
Unchangeable World as a Stage --
Non-Teachable Audience --
Powerlessness of the Poetry --
The Theatrical versus the Dramatic --
Theatrical Communication versus Dramatic Communication --
Theatrical Presentation versus Dramatic Representation --
Theatrical Illusion versus Dramatic Illusion --
The Play is Just a Play --
Performative Playfulness --
The Lyric, Poetical and Musical --
Prologue or Play Containing Play --
Intermezzo --
Author and Theatrical Commentator --
"Dramatic" Discourses and Scenes ad spectatores --
Reference to Nondramatic Realities --
Introduction versus "Self"-Introduction --
Introduction of the Play and Characters --
"Self"-Introductions of Dramatic Characters --
Theater Remains Theater --
Stage Remains Stage --
Open Theatrical Pretense in Acting --
Manipulation of Time in "Epic" Plays --
Dramatic Time versus Theatrical Time --
Time in Prologue and Time in Play --
Interruption of Dramatic Time by Theatrical Time --
Acted Time versus Narrated Time --
Time Traveling of Dramatic Characters --
Anachronism in Stage Property and Costume.
Responsibility: Peter Yang.
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