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The Great Tradition and Its Legacy : The Evolution of Dramatic and Musical Theater in Austria and Central Europe - Michael Cherlin

The Great Tradition and Its Legacy

The Evolution of Dramatic and Musical Theater in Austria and Central Europe

By: Michael Cherlin (Editor), Halina Filipowicz (Editor), Richard L. Rudolph (Editor)


Published: 30th January 2011
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Both dramatic and musical theater are part of the tradition that has made Austria - especially Vienna - and the old Habsburg lands synonymous with high culture in Central Europe. Many works, often controversial originally but now considered as classics, are still performed regularly in Vienna, Prague, Budapest, or Krakow. This volume not only offers an excellent overview of the theatrical history of the region; it must also be seen as an innovative, cross-disciplinary attempt to analyse the inner workings and dynamics of theater through a discussion of the interplay between society, the audience, and performing artists

Rethinking Drama and Theater in Austria and Central Europe; "By and By We Shall Have an Enlightened Populace": Moral Optimism and the Fine Arts in Late-Eighteenth-Century Austria; Nestroy and his Naughty Children: A Plebeian Tradition in the Austrian Theater; Pantomime, Dance, Sprachskepsis, and Physical Culture in German and Austrian Modernism; Populism versus Elitism in Max Reinhardt's Austrian Productions of the 1920s; Taming a Transgressive National Hero: Tadeusz Kosciuszko and 19th-Century Polish Drama; Elfriede Jelinek's Nora Project; or, what Happens when Nora Meets the Capitalists; George Tabori's Return to the Danube, 1987-99; Thomas Bernhard's Heldenplatz: Artists and Societies beyond the Scandal; Pulling the Pants off History: Politics and Postmodernism in Thomas Bernhard's Eve of Retirement; Conflict and Cross-currents in Viennese Music; Vienna as a Center of Ballet Reform in the Late 18th Century; The Viennese Singspiel, Haydn, and Mozart; Displaying (Out)Rage: The Dilemma of Constancy in Mozart's Operas; Karl Goldmark's Operas during the Directorship of Gustav Mahler; A Break in the Scenic Traditions of the Vienna Court Opera: Alfred Roller and the Vienna Secession; Schoenberg's Music for the Theater

ISBN: 9781571814036
ISBN-10: 1571814035
Series: Austrian History, Culture, and Society
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 30th January 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.39