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Interpreting events : tragicomedies of history on the modern stage

Author: Paul Hernadi
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Tragicomedy
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hernadi, Paul, 1936-
Interpreting events.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)567950583
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hernadi
ISBN: 080141766X 9780801417665
OCLC Number: 11783016
Description: 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Re-presenting the past: Saint Joan and L'Alouette: Beyond verisimilitude --
Veracity as composite vision --
The erotics of retrospection --
2. Tragicomic mood: Murder in the cathedral and Romulus der Grosse: Complex mood through composite vision --
History and self-sacrifice --
3. Myths of progress and recurrence: Le Diable et le bon dieu and Die chinesische Mauer: Historytelling and the strategies of desire --
Situated freedom --
Freedom and love today --
4. Enacting revisions: Le Livre de Christophe Colomb and Leben des Galilei: The past enacts presence --
The past envisioned now --
Staging action and vision --
5. The face value of the actor's mask: The skin of our teeth and Marat/Sade: Theater and role playing --
Taking play seriously --
Dispersing authority --
6. History in the making: Caligula and Amadeus: The lunacy of narcissism --
Legends of ordinary life --
Recapitulation: the future of the past.
Responsibility: Paul Hernadi.
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