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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
Language
eng
Summary
"No one uses the term "show trial" as a compliment: we usually understand theater as antithetical to the workings of justice. But after the Second World War, directors and playwrights like Bertolt Brecht, Erwin Piscator, Peter Weiss, and Arthur Miller sought to claim a new public role for theater by restaging trials as shows. In the two decades after the War, the Moscow show trials, Nuremberg trials, House Un-American Activities Committee hearings, the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, and the Eichmann trial were all turned into plays. Why re-stage these trials within a theater? How can the stage represent atrocity and narrate histories of oppression differently than a courtroom? And, finally, how do the processes of aesthetic judgment change an audience's understanding of justice? To answer these questions, Staged combines extensive archival research into performances of postwar documentary theater with a critical reading of Hannah Arendt's political and aesthetic philosophy, addressing at the same time broader debates within critical theory about the relationship between aesthetics and politics"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arjomand, Minou,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2051
LC item number
.A75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Legal drama
  • Political plays
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics
  • Legal drama
  • Political plays
  • Theater
Label
Staged : show trials, political theater, and the aesthetics of judgment, Minou Arjomand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Show trials and political theatre -- Hannah Arendt : judging in dark times -- Bertolt Brecht : poetic justice -- Erwin Piscator : theatre after Auschwitz -- Trials in Nuremberg -- Archives, law, and theatre today
Control code
1035460965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780231184885
Lccn
2018008518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40028478180
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035460965
Label
Staged : show trials, political theater, and the aesthetics of judgment, Minou Arjomand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Show trials and political theatre -- Hannah Arendt : judging in dark times -- Bertolt Brecht : poetic justice -- Erwin Piscator : theatre after Auschwitz -- Trials in Nuremberg -- Archives, law, and theatre today
Control code
1035460965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780231184885
Lccn
2018008518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40028478180
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035460965

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