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Essays on German Theater (German Library)

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It is against this background of the theater's high prestige as a forum for ideas, as the summit of the literary arts, as the place where all the arts coalesce in a Wagnerian 'Gesamtkunstwerk' or dialectically oppose and ironize each other in Brechtian epic 'alienation, ' of the drama as a method of thought, of concrete philosophizing, that the astounding wealth of critical and theoretical writings about drama and theater that the German-speaking world has produced over the last two hundred and fifty years must be seen and appreciated.

Synopsis:

It is against this background of the theater's high prestige as a forum for ideas, as the summit of the literary arts, as the place where all the arts coalesce in a Wagnerian 'Gesamtkunstwerk' or dialectically oppose and ironize each other in Brechtian epic 'alienation, ' of the drama as a method of thought, of concrete philosophizing, that the astounding wealth of critical and theoretical writings about drama and theater that the German-speaking world has produced over the last two hundred and fifty years must be seen and appreciated.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Martin Esslin
Introduction: Margaret Herzfeld-Sander
 
GOTTHOLD EPHRAIM LESSING
The Seventeenth Letter Concerning the Newest Literature
From The Hamburg Dramaturgy
 
JAKOB MICHAEL REINHOLD LENZ
From Notes on the Theater
 
FRIEDRICH SCHILLER
The Stage Considered as a Moral Institution
 
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
From Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
From Eckermann's Conversations with Goethe
 
AUGUST WILHELM VON SCHLEGEL
From Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature
 
FRANZ GRILLPARZER
On the Nature of the Drama
A Letter Concerning Fate
 
GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL
From The Philosophy of Fine Art
 
GEORG BUCHNER
Letter to His Family
 
FRIEDRICH HEBBEL
A Word about the Theater
 
RICHARD WAGNER
From The Art Work of the Future
 
KARL MARX
Letter to Ferdinand Lassalle
 
FRIEDRICH ENGELS
Letter to Ferdinand Lassalle
 
GUSTAV FREYTAG
From Technique of the Drama
 
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
From The Birth of Tragedy
 
ARNO HOLZ
From Evolution of the Drama
 
GERHART HAUPTMANN
Thoughts on Drama
 
GEORG LUKACS
The Sociology of Modern Drama
 
CARL STERNHEIM
Thoughts Concerning the Nature of Drama
 
GEORG KAISER
The Dramatic Poet and the Man in the Audience
Man in the Tunnel, or: The Poet and the Play
 
HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL
The Theater of the New
 
ERNST TOLLER
Remarks Concerning German Post-War Drama
 
ERWIN PISCATOR
The Berlin Production of Paquet's Flags
From Outline of a Sociological Dramaturgy
 
ODON VON HORVATH
User's Instructions
 
BERTOLT BRECHT
Shouldn't We Abolish Aesthetics?
Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction
The Street Scene
On Experimental Theatre
Can the Present-day World Be Reproduced by Means of Theatre?
 
ARNOLD HAUSER
The Origins of Domestic Drama
 
FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT
Friedrich Schiller
 
WOLFGANG HILDESHEIMER
On the Theater of the Absurd
 
ROLF HOCHHUTH
Should the Theater Portray the Contemporary World?
 
MAX FRISCH
The Author and the Theater
From a Correspondence with Walter Hollerer
 
PETER WEISS
Notes on the Contemporary Theater
Conversation with Peter Weiss
 
PETER HACKS
Interview
 
PETER HANDKE
Street-Theater and Theater-Theater
 
MARTIN WALSER
A Further Daydream about the Theater
 
HEINAR KIPPHARDT
Theater and Reality
 
TANKRED DORST
A Conversation with Rudolf Vogel
 
HEINER MULLER
Fatzer +/- Keuner
Reflections on Post-Modernism
 
FRANZ XAVER KROETZ
I don't write about things I despise.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826402974
Foreword:
Esslin, Martin
Author:
Esslin, Martin
Author:
Herzfeld-Sander, Margaret
Publisher:
Continuum
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
German drama
Subject:
Dramatic criticism
Subject:
Dramatic criticism -- Germany.
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
German Library Paperback
Series Volume:
029v. 83
Publication Date:
19851131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.17 x 5.36 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , It is against this background of the theater's high prestige as a forum for ideas, as the summit of the literary arts, as the place where all the arts coalesce in a Wagnerian 'Gesamtkunstwerk' or dialectically oppose and ironize each other in Brechtian epic 'alienation, ' of the drama as a method of thought, of concrete philosophizing, that the astounding wealth of critical and theoretical writings about drama and theater that the German-speaking world has produced over the last two hundred and fifty years must be seen and appreciated.
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