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Performing unification : history and nation in German theater after 1989

Author: Matt Cornish
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the moment after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the most important German theater artists have created plays and productions about unification. Some have challenged how German history is written, while others opposed the very act of storytelling. Performing Unification examines how German directors, playwrights, and theater groups including Heiner Müller, Frank Castorf, and Rimini Protokoll have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cornish, Matt author.
Performing unification.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017053706
Named Person: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Cornish
ISBN: 9780472130450 0472130455
OCLC Number: 985951227
Description: vii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Berlin, Alexanderplatz --
History and nation in German drama before 1989 --
Unification as drama --
Western playwrights and counternarratives of unification --
Allegory and antiallegory in the Ost --
Eastern directors and postdramatic historiography --
Performing archives and museums in the Freie Szene --
Epilogue: hybridized history.
Responsibility: Matt Cornish.

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Since the moment after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the most important German theatre artists have created plays and productions about unification. Performing Unification examines how German  Read more...

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This important study not only sheds significant new light on the modern German stage, but has implications for the relationship between theatre and contemporary society around the world."" - Marvin Read more...

 
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