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Centre Stage : Contemporary Drama in Austria : Amsterdamer Publikationen zur Sprache und Literatur - Frank Finlay

Centre Stage : Contemporary Drama in Austria

Amsterdamer Publikationen zur Sprache und Literatur

By: Frank Finlay (Editor), Ralf Jeutter (Editor)

Paperback ISBN: 9789042005259
Number Of Pages: 240

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In this volume, scholars and theatre practioners from Austria, Britain and Germany explore the current state of Austrian drama in studies of the themes, forms and concerns of some of the most important contemporary playwrights. Many of the contributions address works which have not previously been the subject of scholarly analysis. The writers discussed include: Wolfgang Bauer, Thomas Bernhard, Elias Canetti, Peter Handke, Fritz Hochwalder, Elfriede Jelinek, Jakov Lind, Felix Mitterer, Hermann Nitsch, Gerhard Roth, Werner Schwab, Marlene Steeruwitz, Peter Turrini, and the film-maker, Wim Wenders.
This collection, which includes photographs and an essay on the problems of translating, will be of particular interest to teachers, students and translators of German-language drama, as well as to a wider theatre-going public.

Introduction: Centre Stage: Contemporary Drama in Austriap. 1
Form, Structure, and Poetry in the Varied Plays of Werner Schwabp. 15
Die Unordnung der Ordnung: Ein Versuch uber Canetti, Bauer und Schwabp. 31
Postmodern Moods and Morals in Wolfgang Bauer's Sixties Trilogy: Magic Afternoon, Change, Party for Sixp. 41
Modernist or Postmodernist? The Absurd Question in Marlene Steeruwitzp. 57
The De(con)struction of Female Subjectivity in Elfriede Jelinek's Krankheit oder moderne Frauenp. 73
Vox populae, vox Austriae: Linguistic Varieties and the Expression of Regional and National Identity in the Works of Felix Mittererp. 91
Human Beings in extremis. An Introduction to the Works of Hermann Nitschp. 111
In Wahrheit ist Jakov Lind ein Dramatiker: Ein Versuch uber die Komodientragodien Die Heiden und Ergop. 123
Fritz Hochwalder - Der Fall eines vergessenen Dramatikersp. 145
'Das wirklich Ungeschminkte': Peter Turrini's Die Minderleister as a Critique of the Mass Mediap. 165
Polarity and Breathing - Aspects of Thomas Bernhard's Playsp. 181
Operating on a 'Living Corpse': The Plays of Gerhard Rothp. 193
Das Theater der verlichteten Erzahlung bei Peter Handke and Wim Wendersp. 205
From German Page to English Stage: A Translator's Viewp. 223
Select Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 237
Notes on the Contributorsp. 239
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9789042005259
ISBN-10: 9042005254
Series: Amsterdamer Publikationen zur Sprache und Literatur
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Publisher: Brill
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44