Narrating the Past Through Theatre: Four Crucial Texts

Narrating the Past Through Theatre: Four Crucial Texts

By: Michael Y. Bennett (author)Paperback

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This cutting-edge title explores how narrating the past both conflicts and creates an interesting relationship with drama's 'continuing present' that arcs towards an unpredictable future. Theatre both brings the past alive and also fixes it, but through the performance process, allowing the past to be molded for future (not-yet-existent) audiences.

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About Author

Michael Y. Bennett is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA, where he teaches courses on modern drama. He is the author of: Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd (2011/2013); Words, Space, and the Audience (2012); Narrating the Past through Theatre (2012). He is the editor of Refiguring Oscar Wilde s Salome (2011) and the co-editor of Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays (2012). He is also Editor of The Edward Albee Review.

Contents

Introduction: Translating History's Narratives on the Modern Stage Danton's Memory: Structural Impossibilities in Buchner's Danton's Death Salome's Tale-Jokanaan's Telling-Wilde's Retelling: Historical Relativity and (Un)specificity in Wilde's Salome Galileo's Narrative: Translating 'Conditions' in Brecht's Life of Galileo Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781137275417
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 97
  • ID: 9781137275417
  • weight: 276
  • ISBN10: 1137275413

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