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History of European Drama and Theatre - Erika Fischer-Lichte

History of European Drama and Theatre

Paperback Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9780415180603
Number Of Pages: 416

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This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity.

Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include:

* ancient Greek theatre
* Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, MoliA]re
* the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama
* the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz
* romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, BA1/4chner, and Nestroy
* the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski
* the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, MA1/4ller.

Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.

"No other book currently available in English comes close to presenting the information contained here in as comprehensice a fashion...this is an excellent resource.." -"Library Journal, March 2002

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Ritual Theatrep. 8
Theatrum Vitae Humanaep. 50
The Rise of the Middle Classes and the Theatre of Illusionp. 146
Dramatising the Identity Crisisp. 202
Theatre of the 'New' Manp. 284
Notesp. 352
Select Bibliographyp. 361
Index of Dramatic Worksp. 372
General Indexp. 376
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ISBN: 9780415180603
ISBN-10: 0415180600
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 25th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.69 x 17.27  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1