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Staged : show trials, political theater, and the aesthetics of judgment

Author: Minou Arjomand
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theater requires artifice, justice demands truth. Are these demands as irreconcilable as the pejorative term "show trials" suggests? After the Second World War, canonical directors and playwrights sought to claim a new public role for theater by restaging the era's great trials as shows. The Nuremberg trials, the Eichmann trial, and the Auschwitz trials were all performed multiple times, first in courts and then in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Arjomand, Minou.
Staged.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018008518
(OCoLC)1035460965
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Minou Arjomand
ISBN: 9780231545730 0231545738
OCLC Number: 1048897302
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 232 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
ILLUSTRATIONS --
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
Introduction: Show Trials and Political Theater --
Chapter One. Hannah Arendt: Judging in Dark Times --
Chapter Two. Bertolt Brecht: Poetic Justice --
Chapter Three. Erwin Piscator: Theater After Auschwitz --
Chapter Four. Trials in Nuremberg --
Conclusion. Archives, Law, and Theater Today --
NOTES --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX.
Responsibility: Minou Arjomand.
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