Tragedy's Endurance: Performances Of Greek Tragedies And Cultural Identity In Germany Since 1800 (Classical Presences)

Tragedy's Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800 (Classical Presences)
by Erika Fischer-Lichte
->->->->DOWNLOAD BOOK Tragedy's Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800 (Classical Presences)

 

This volume sets out a novel approach to theatre historiography, presenting the history of performances of Greek tragedies in Germany since 1800 as the history of the evolving cultural identity of the educated middle class throughout that period. Philhellenism and theatromania took hold in this milieu amidst attempts to banish the heavily French-influenced German court culture of the mid-eighteenth century, and by 1800 performances of Greek tragedies had effectively become the German answer to the French Revolution.

Tragedy's subsequent endurance on the German stage is mapped here through the responses of performances to particular political, social, and cultural milestones, from the Napoleonic Wars and the Revolution of 1848 to the Third Reich, the new political movements of the 1960s and 1970s, and the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification. Images of ancient Greece which were prevalent in the productions of these different eras are examined closely: the Nazi's proclamation of a racial kinship between the Greeks and the Germans; the politicization of performances of Greek tragedies since the 1960s and 1970s, emblematized by Marcuse's notion of a cultural revolution; the protest choruses of the GDR and the subsequent new genre of choric theatre in unified Germany. By examining these images and performances in relation to their respective socio-cultural contexts, the volume sheds light on how, in a constantly changing political and cultural climate, performances of Greek tragedies helped affirm, destabilize, re-stabilize, and transform the cultural identity of the educated middle class over a volatile two hundred year period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tragedys Endurance Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800 Classical Presences

 

 

 

48a4f088c3

Erika FischerLichte

 

Mountain Trails and River Roads: The Settlement of America by the Ancestors of Allie Aletha Flinn
Transition: Affiliated Series Book 2
Appunti di Equitazione (Italian Edition)
Best of Luck 2 U (Just 4 U)
Doodle Diary Of A New Mom: Blank Journals To Write In, Doodle In, Draw In Or Sketch In, 8" x 10", 150 Unlined Blank Pages (Blank Notebook & Diary)
Home Medicine Bible For Your Canaan Dog: The Alternative Health Guide to Keep Your Dog Happy, Healthy and Safe
Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Alluring Fish
The Alumnae News of the North Carolina College for Women, Vol. 17: July, 1927 (Classic Reprint)
A Good Man And A Brave Man: The story of a Gloucestershire soldier, Cecil Thomas Packer, 1885 – 1916
Camo Notebook: Magenta Rosewood Camouflage, 144 Pages

Write a comment

Comments: 0