Essays on German Theater: Lessing, Brecht, Durrenmatt, and Others
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BeschreibungIt is against this background of the theater's high prestige as a forum for ideas, as the summit of the literary arts, as the place where all the arts coalesce in a Wagnerian 'Gesamtkunstwerk' or dialectically oppose and ironize each other in Brechtian epic 'alienation, ' of the drama as a method of thought, of concrete philosophizing, that the astounding wealth of critical and theoretical writings about drama and theater that the German-speaking world has produced over the last two hundred and fifty years must be seen and appreciated.
PortraitMartin Julius Esslin (1918-2002) was a Hungarian-born English playwright and critic best known for coining the term "The Theatre of the Absurd" in his work of that name (1962).
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC US
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1985
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten