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The Resource Staged : show trials, political theater, and the aesthetics of judgment, Minou Arjomand

Staged : show trials, political theater, and the aesthetics of judgment, Minou Arjomand

Label
Staged : show trials, political theater, and the aesthetics of judgment
Title
Staged
Title remainder
show trials, political theater, and the aesthetics of judgment
Statement of responsibility
Minou Arjomand
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Theater requires artifice, justice demands truth. Are these demands as irreconcilable as the pejorative term "show trials" suggests? After the Second World War, canonical directors and playwrights sought to claim a new public role for theater by restaging the era's great trials as shows. The Nuremberg trials, the Eichmann trial, and the Auschwitz trials were all performed multiple times, first in courts and then in theaters. Does justice require both courtrooms and stages?In Staged, Minou Arjomand draws on a rich archive of postwar German and American rehearsals and performances to reveal how theater can become a place for forms of storytelling and judgment that are inadmissible in a court of law but indispensable for public life. She unveils the affinities between dramatists like Bertolt Brecht, Erwin Piscator, and Peter Weiss and philosophers such as Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin, showing how they responded to the rise of fascism with a new politics of performance. Linking performance with theories of aesthetics, history, and politics, Arjomand argues that it is not subject matter that makes theater political but rather the act of judging a performance in the company of others. Staged weaves together theater history and political philosophy into a powerful and timely case for the importance of theaters as public institutions
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arjomand, Minou
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Legal drama
  • Political plays
  • Aesthetics
  • Theater
  • Trials
  • War crime trials
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Political plays
  • Legal drama
  • Aesthetics
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Trials
  • War crime trials
Label
Staged : show trials, political theater, and the aesthetics of judgment, Minou Arjomand
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Four. Trials in Nuremberg
  • Conclusion. Archives, Law, and Theater Today
  • NOTES
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Introduction: Show Trials and Political Theater
  • Chapter One. Hannah Arendt: Judging in Dark Times
  • Chapter Two. Bertolt Brecht: Poetic Justice
  • Chapter Three. Erwin Piscator: Theater After Auschwitz
Control code
on1048897302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545730
Lccn
2018008518
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/arjo18488
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4hqhdh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048897302
Label
Staged : show trials, political theater, and the aesthetics of judgment, Minou Arjomand
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Four. Trials in Nuremberg
  • Conclusion. Archives, Law, and Theater Today
  • NOTES
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Introduction: Show Trials and Political Theater
  • Chapter One. Hannah Arendt: Judging in Dark Times
  • Chapter Two. Bertolt Brecht: Poetic Justice
  • Chapter Three. Erwin Piscator: Theater After Auschwitz
Control code
on1048897302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545730
Lccn
2018008518
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/arjo18488
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4hqhdh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048897302

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