Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre

Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre

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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 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 466 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 25.4mm | 796g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138852619
  • 9781138852617

About Hans-Thies Lehmann

Professor Hans-Thies Lehmann is one of the most eminent and internationally renowned German theatre scholars. He is a leading expert on Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Muller, and President of the International Brecht Society. His groundbreaking study Postdramatic Theatre (1999) was translated into more than twenty languages and has made a pivotal contribution to the theorisation of contemporary international theatre and performance practice.
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Table of contents

Introduction Part I. Theory, Theater, the Tragic 1. Palaia diaphora-An "Old Dispute" between Philosophical Theory and Tragedy 2. Approaches to the Tragic 3. Casus Seneca: Tragedy and the Hyperbole of Revenge 4. Theater/Experience and the Tragic 5. The Model of Antigone Part II. Drama and Tragedy 6. The Dramatization of Tragedy 7. Pure Dramatic Tragedy: Racine 8. Tragoedia and Trauerspiel: Tragedy and Mourning 9. Crises of Dramatic Tragedy: Schiller, Hoelderlin, Kleist Part III. Dramatic and Post-Dramatic Tragedy 10. The Dissolution of the Dramatic: Musikdrama and Lyric Tragedy 11. Tragedy and Post-Dramatic Theatre Appendix Notes Bibliography Index
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