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The Resource Performing unification : history and nation in German theater after 1989, Matt Cornish

Performing unification : history and nation in German theater after 1989, Matt Cornish

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Performing unification : history and nation in German theater after 1989
Title
Performing unification
Title remainder
history and nation in German theater after 1989
Statement of responsibility
Matt Cornish
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the moment after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the most important German theater artists have created plays and productions about unification. Some have challenged how German history is written, while others opposed the very act of storytelling. Performing Unification examines how German directors, playwrights, and theater groups including Heiner M{uml}uller, Frank Castorf, and Rimini Protokoll have represented and misrepresented the past, confronting their nation's history and collective identity. While scholars and critics have scrutinized unification in cinema and literature, this is the first book to focus on theater and performance. Author Matt Cornish surveys German-language history plays from the Baroque period through Friedrich Schiller, Heinrich von Kleist, Brecht, and up to the documentary theater movement of the 1960s to show how German identity has always been contested, even well before Germany became a nation. Then turning to performances of unification after 1989, Cornish argues that theater, in its structures and its live gestures, on pages, stages, and streets, helps us to understand the past and its effect on us, our relationships with others in our communities, and our futures. Engaging with theater theory from Aristotle through Bertolt Brecht and Hans-Thies Lehmann's "postdramatic" theater, and also with theories of history from Hegel to Walter Benjamin and Hayden White, Performing Unification demonstrates that historiography and dramaturgy are intertwined
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cornish, Matt
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • German drama
  • Political plays, German
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • German drama
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature
  • Political plays, German
  • Theater
  • Germany
Label
Performing unification : history and nation in German theater after 1989, Matt Cornish
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Berlin, Alexanderplatz -- History and nation in German drama before 1989 -- Unification as drama -- Western playwrights and counternarratives of unification -- Allegory and antiallegory in the Ost -- Eastern directors and postdramatic historiography -- Performing archives and museums in the Freie Szene -- Epilogue: hybridized history : a society in transition
Control code
on1005346186
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472123070
Lccn
2017053706
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.9406366
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1tw7szv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005346186
Label
Performing unification : history and nation in German theater after 1989, Matt Cornish
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Berlin, Alexanderplatz -- History and nation in German drama before 1989 -- Unification as drama -- Western playwrights and counternarratives of unification -- Allegory and antiallegory in the Ost -- Eastern directors and postdramatic historiography -- Performing archives and museums in the Freie Szene -- Epilogue: hybridized history : a society in transition
Control code
on1005346186
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472123070
Lccn
2017053706
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.9406366
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1tw7szv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005346186

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