Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre

Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre This comprehensive authoritative account of tragedy is the culmination of Hans Thies Lehmann s groundbreaking contributions to theatre and performance scholarship It is a major milestone in our under

  • Title: Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre
  • Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann
  • ISBN: 9781138191969
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • This comprehensive, authoritative account of tragedy is the culmination of Hans Thies Lehmann s groundbreaking contributions to theatre and performance scholarship It is a major milestone in our understanding of this core foundation of the dramatic arts From the philosophical roots and theories of tragedy, through its inextricable relationship with drama, to its impact uThis comprehensive, authoritative account of tragedy is the culmination of Hans Thies Lehmann s groundbreaking contributions to theatre and performance scholarship It is a major milestone in our understanding of this core foundation of the dramatic arts From the philosophical roots and theories of tragedy, through its inextricable relationship with drama, to its impact upon post dramatic forms, this is the definitive work in its field Lehmann plots a course through the history of dramatic thought, taking in Aristotle, Plato, Seneca, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lacan, Shakespeare, Schiller, Holderlin, Wagner, Maeterlinck, Yeats, Brecht, Kantor, Heiner Muller and Sarah Kane.

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    1. This book is undeniably important for any scholar of tragedy. It is an enormous scholarly edifice, and has very sensible things to say about tragedy in the contemporary theatre. But it is also flawed. The author spends hundreds of pages summarising critical theory, and accordingly never develops his own clear terminology in which to express his ideas. He simply excludes discussion of tragic fiction or cinema. He argues that previous books on tragedy have not paid enough attention to staging or p [...]

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