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Tragedy's endurance : performances of Greek tragedies and cultural identity in Germany since 1800

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume explores performances of Greek tragedies in Germany since 1800 as responses to particular political, social and cultural milestones, shedding light on how, in a constantly changing political and cultural climate, they influenced the evolving cultural identity of the educated middle class over that period.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Fischer-Lichte
ISBN: 9780191801440 0191801445 0191057878 9780191057878
OCLC Number: 1018089074
Notes: This edition previously issued in print:.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Contents: Cover; Tragedy's Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; Prologue; Introduction: Philhellenism and Theatromania; 1: Only with Beauty Man Shall Play: Goetheś Production of Ion in Weimar (1802); 2: After the Institutionalization of Bildung: The Potsdam Antigone of 1841; 3: Wagnerś Gesamtkunstwerk and Nietzscheś Vision of Ancient Greek Theatre; 4: A Culture in Crisis: Max Reinhardtś Productions of Greek Tragedies (1903-1919) Sophocles/́Hofmannsthalś Electra: Greek maenad or modern hysteric?Greek tragedies in the circus: Max Reinhardtś Theatre of the Five Thousand; The occupation of the space by the masses; The creation and impact of atmosphere; Dynamic and energetic movements through the space; Theatre for the Republic: From Reinhardt to Jessner; 5: Hailing a Racial Kinship: Performances of Greek Tragedies during the Third Reich; Resurrecting ancient Greece in Nazi Germany: The Oresteia as part of the Olympic Games in 1936; Ancient tragedies in times of war: The case of Antigone 6: Of Guilt and Archetypes: Post-War Productions of Greek Tragedies in the 1940s and 1950sOedipus and the question of collective guilt; Brechtś Antigone as a model for epic theatre; In search of the `universal human:́ Gustav Rudolf Sellnerś productions of Greek tragedies in the 1950s; 7: Inventing New Forms of Political Theatre; Linking Greek with other `naive ́cultures: Benno Bessonś Oedipus Tyrant; Lehrstücke on the imminent disintegration of the state; Topicalizing the tragedies of ancient Greece: Hans Neuenfels ́Medea (1976) and Christoph Nelś Antigone (1978) in Frankfurt Medea and womenś emancipationAntigone in an entertainment and consumer culture; 8: On the Origins of Theatre and its Link to the Past: The Schaubühneś Antiquity Projects of 1974 and 1980; Antiquity Project I: Peter Steinś Exercises for Actors and Klaus Michael Grüberś The Bacchae; Antiquity Project II: Peter Steinś Oresteia: Reflections on the historical process; 9: Choric Theatre: Between Tragic Experience and Participatory Democracy; The re-birth of tragedy out of the chorus; Choric protests and a peaceful revolution; Towards the utopia of a participatory democracy Epilogue: The Return of Dionysus: From Festive Performance to Global SpectacleBibliography; I. Greek tragedies; II. Other works cited; III. Reviews and programme notes cited; IV. Online references; V. Films; Index
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Erika Fischer-Lichte.

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