Metatheater and Modernity

Metatheater and Modernity

These are particularly important in modernist and postmodernist dramatic texts in
that they often form part of the theater-on-theater ... Why is the onset of modernity
in the baroque period also the most important period for metatheater?

Author: Mary Ann Frese Witt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611475388

Category: History

Page: 191

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Metatheater and Modernity is the first book to link the concept of metatheater with those of baroque and neobaroque. It refines and probes these concepts through close analyses and comparisons of seventeenth- with twentieth-century plays. Authors discussed include Rotrou, Sartre, Kushner, Bernini, Shakespeare, Pirandello, Moliere, Giraudoux."
Categories: History

Modern Drama A Very Short Introduction

Modern Drama  A Very Short Introduction

This book tells the story of modern drama through its seminal, groundbreaking plays and performances, and the artistic diversity that these represent.

Author: Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199658770

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Page: 160

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The story of modern drama is a tale of extremes, testing both audiences and actors to their limits through hostility and contrarianism. Spanning 1880 to the present, Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr shows how truly international a phenomenon modern drama has become, and how vibrant and diverse in both text and performance. This Very Short Introduction explores the major developments of modern drama, covering two decades per chapter, from early modernist theatre through post-war developments to more recent and contemporary theatre. Shepherd-Barr tracks the emergence of new theories from the likes of Brecht and Beckett alongside groundbreaking productions to illuminate the fascinating evolution of modern drama. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Kate Pierson Florida State University Metatheater and Modernity : Baroque and
Neobaroque . ... With Metatheater and Modernity , Mary Ann Frese Witt enriches
the growing field of metatheatrical scholarship by arguing for a more performative
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ISBN: UCR:31210023906827

Category: Drama

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Goethe s Faust

Goethe s Faust

Reflecting this renewed interest, leading Goethe scholars in this volume explore the play's striking modernity within its theatrical framework.

Author: Hans Schulte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139496087

Category: Drama

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Faust has been called the fundamental icon of Western culture, and Goethe's inexhaustible poetic drama is the centrepiece of its tradition in literature, music and art. In recent years, this play has experienced something of a renaissance, with a surge of studies, theatre productions, press coverage and public discussions. Reflecting this renewed interest, leading Goethe scholars in this volume explore the play's striking modernity within its theatrical framework. The chapters present new aspects such as the virtuality of Faust, the music drama, the modernization of evil, Faust's blindness, the gay Mephistopheles, classic beauty and horror as phantasmagoria, and Goethe's anticipation of modern science, economics and ecology. The book contains an illustrated section on Faust in modern performance, with contributions by renowned directors, critics and dramaturges, and a major interview with Peter Stein, director of the uncut 'millennium production' of Expo 2000.
Categories: Drama

Tragedy and Metatheatre

Tragedy and Metatheatre

What does it mean for Abel ' s understanding of modern drama that his key term ,
metatheatre , is defined in terms of Shakespeare and Calderón ? Can we
conclude that modern drama is merely a repetition of the baroque ? That there is
an ...

Author: Lionel Abel

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106017011575

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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Lionel Abel's original Metatheatre, now published in the company of new essays, has inspired a whole generation of playwrights and critics since it first appeared in 1963. Indeed, to insiders the very word 'metatheatre', coined by Lionel Abel, has become as familiar as the plays the author uses to exemplify his theory. Abel's basic premise is that "tragedy is difficult if not altogether impossible for the modern dramatist." Having identified the modern, existential dilemma (for both playwright and audience), Abel sets out to provide a theory for its resolution. In doing so he illuminates plays by Sophocles, Shakespeare, Calderón, Racine, Wilde, Genet, Brecht, Beckett, Pirandello, and others with ease and probity, offering a new generation of readers fresh, insightful interpretations. And if anyone thinks Lionel Abel has tempered his style be forewarned: As in his opening critique of those he considers to be playing 'language games', his criticism remains as piercing as ever.
Categories: Performing Arts

Alfred Farag and Egyptian Theater

Alfred Farag and Egyptian Theater

Though he links this dramatic form in theater with modernity , he does not state
clearly what makes it modern . ? Nevertheless , the concept of metatheater that
Abel provides in his book is an intriguing and sensible one ; his assertion that it is
 ...

Author: Dina A. Amin

Publisher: Middle East Literature in Tran

ISBN: UOM:39015082650824

Category: Drama

Page: 321

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Here, Amin offers an account of the sophisticated development of Farag's later work, revealing his bold experimentation and successful embrace of modernist, absurdist, and post-modern styles.
Categories: Drama

The Play Within the Play

The Play Within the Play

This paper concerns the theoretical development of self-reflexivity in the play
within the play and focuses its examination on early discussions that greatly
influenced the poetics of 'modern' drama, namely German philosopher Friedrich ...

Author: Gerhard Fischer

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042022577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 460

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The thirty chapters of this innovative international study are all devoted to the topic ofthe play within the play. The authors explore the wide range of aesthetic, literary-theoretical and philosophical issues associated with this rhetorical device, not only in terms of its original meta-theatrical setting – from the baroque idea of atheatrum mundi onward to contemporary examples of postmodern self-referential dramaturgy – but also with regard to a variety of different generic applications, e.g. in narrative fiction, musical theatre and film. The authors, internationally recognized specialists in their respective fields, draw on recent debates in such areas as postcolonial studies, game and systems theories, media and performance studies, to analyze the specific qualities and characteristics ofthe play within the play: as ultimate affirmation of the 'self' (the 'Hamlet paradigm'), as a self-reflective agency of meta-theatrical discourse, and as a vehicle of intermedial and intercultural transformation. The challenging study, with its underlying premise of play as a key feature of cultural anthropology and human creativity, breaks new ground by placingthe play within the play at the centre of a number of intersecting scholarly discourses on areas of topical concern to scholars in the humanities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance

Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance

Metatheatre . New York : Hill and Wang , 1963 . About . com . 12 August 2002 <
http : / / www . about . com > , About Shakespeare . 12 August 2002 < http : / /
shakespeare . about . com / index . htm ? shakespeare > . Addison , Joanne , and
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Author: W. B. Worthen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052100800X

Category: Drama

Page: 274

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This book analyses how Shakespeare is recreated in historical performance.
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The Cambridge Companion to Irish Modernism

The Cambridge Companion to Irish Modernism

Modernist. Experiments. in. Irish. Theatre. What makes modern theatre modernist
? One might say: when theatre makes its presence ... And it is characteristically a
metatheatre, one that finds strange perspective in the formal and social parallax.

Author: Joe Cleary

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107031418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to Irish modernism, offering readers an accessible overview of key writers and artists.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Djuna Barnes and Affective Modernism

Djuna Barnes and Affective Modernism

Tragedy and Metatheatre: Essays on Dramatic Form. New York: Holmes & Meier,
2003. Abraham, Julie L. '“Woman, Remember You”: Djuna Barnes and History',
Silence and Power: A Reevaluation of Djuna Barnes, ed. Mary Lynn Broe.

Author: Julie Taylor

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748664375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Explores the dynamic connections between the affective body and Djuna Barnes's textual corpus. The five chapters of this book reconsider modernist intertextuality, affect, and subjectivity to produce a series of lively and compelling readings of the major
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tragedies from the Seams of Modernity

Tragedies from the Seams of Modernity

63 Additionally , the usage of metadrama - historically a common habit84 - is
indeed something new arising with the Renaissance : a shift of paradigms in
optics . 65 Instead of understanding a picture as being the same as the object ,
people ...

Author: Nils-Henje Redenius

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000109887921

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

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This book is an invitation to embed Elizabethan and Jacobean Tragedy in its historical context: a time of change. Dwelling on Raymond William's concept of culture as social process, the author reads a selected number of tragedies as being influenced by the conflicting epistemologies of the fading Middle Ages and a dawning modernity. The final catastrophe in Doctor Faustus, The Spanish Tragedy, King Lear, Sejanus his Fall and The Duchess of Malfi is located in the melting pot of rivalling discourses.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of Modern Drama Volume I

A History of Modern Drama  Volume I

616 F. Jameson , Brecht and Method ( London : Verso , 2000 ) , 79 , 80 . 617 L.
Abel , “ Brecht and Metatheatre , ” Tragedy and Metatheatre : Essays on Dramatic
Form ( NY : Holmes & Meier , 2003 ) , 162 . 618 R. Williams , Modern Tragedy ...

Author: David Krasner

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: OSU:32435082480336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 401

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Covering the period 1879 to 1959, from Ibsen to Beckett, this book is an examination of the plays, dramatists, and movements that comprise modern world drama. Contains detailed analysis of plays and playwrights and connecting themes. Includes coverage of non-English works and traditions to create a global view of modern drama. Considers the influence of modernism in art, music, literature, architecture, society, and politics on the formation of modern dramatic literature
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Scandinavica

Scandinavica

20 - 48 , 49 - 67 ; and Frode Helland , " " Play Within the Play ” - Metadrama and
Modernity in The Master Builder ' ... by Déga and Campbell are quoted by Elaine
Showalter in Hystories : Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture , London ...

Author: Elias Bredsdorff

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112364729

Category: Scandinavia

Page:

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Categories: Scandinavia

Turning the Century

Turning the Century

20 - 48 , 49 - 67 ; and Frode Helland , “ “ Play Within the Play ” - Metadrama and
Modernity in The Master Builder ' ... by Déga and Campbell are quoted by Elaine
Showalter in Hystories : Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture , London ...

Author: Michael Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89096165691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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A selection of articles from the British magazine Scandinavica on the subject of Henrik Ibsen's work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The New Criterion

The New Criterion

But the metadrama of modernity does , in a way , the opposite . It holds nature up
to a mirror [ ah , delayed chiasmus ! ) , and it believes the mirror . Never more
than when it juxtaposes stage death and real death on the stage - and stage
death ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822036359040

Category: Arts

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The Augustinian Imperative

The Augustinian Imperative

Does its perseverance call into question the view that modernity is intrinsically
reflexive? Perhaps the resilience of the pursuit of truth along with the equally
resilient attacks on truth force us to consider whether a metadrama is being
played out ...

Author: William E. Connolly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742521478

Category: Philosophy

Page: 167

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An entirely new interpretation of one of the most seminal and widely read figures in the history of political thought, The Augustinian Imperative is also 'an archaeological investigation into the intellectual foundation of liberal societies.' Drawing support from Nietzsche and Foucault, Connolly argues that the Augustinian Imperative contains unethical implications: its carriers too often convert living signs that threaten their ontological self-confidence into modes of otherness to be condemned, punished, or converted in order to restore that confidence. With a lucidity and rhetorical power that makes it readily accessible, The Augustinian Imperative examines Augustine's enactment of the Imperative, explores alternative ethico-political orientations, and subsequently reveals much about the politics of morality in the modern age.
Categories: Philosophy

Morphologies of Faith

Morphologies of Faith

And if theater is ethical and performative , so much more is “ metatheater , " or
theater conscious of itself as theater ... of Modernity : Theological Reflections on
Contemporary Culture ( Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 1986 ) .

Author: Mary Gerhart

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034795042

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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Categories: Religion

Modern Spanish Dramatists

Modern Spanish Dramatists

Irony , crime and cruelty , recurrent psychedelic dreams , and induced “ madness
” make Alonso de Santos ' s unassailable ambiguity seem dated and modern at
once . Its modern techniques — flashback , metadrama , and intertextual ...

Author: Mary Parker

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110373441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 549

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Spanish drama, since the Golden Age, represents a united commitment to modernize, reformulate, and re-conceptualize the stage and the State. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 33 Spanish dramatists from the eighteenth century to the present. Entries written by expert contributors provide biographical information; a discussion of works, themes, and dramaturgy; a survey of the playwright's critical reception; and primary and secondary bibliographies. An introductory essay discusses the history of Spanish drama since 1700s with significant, though sometimes contentious moments highlighting its road to aesthetic and cultural modernity. A general bibliography lists works for further reading and research.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Theatre of Brian Friel

The Theatre of Brian Friel

Tradition and Modernity Christopher Murray. Gar also willingly embraces fantasy,
yet unlike ... The Loves of Cass McGuire and Metatheatre Friel worked extremely
hard on the text of Cass McGuire. Crucially, he had Pirandello's example in ...

Author: Christopher Murray

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408154502

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Brian Friel is Ireland's foremost living playwright, whose work spans fifty years and has won numerous awards, including three Tonys and a Lifetime Achievement Arts Award. Author of twenty-five plays, and whose work is studied at GCSE and A level (UK), and the Leaving Certificate (Ire), besides at undergraduate level, he is regarded as a classic in contemporary drama studies. Christopher Murray offers the definitive guide to Friel's work; both a detailed study of individual plays and an exploration of Friel's dual commitment to tradition and modernity across his oeuvre. Beginning with Friel's 1964 work Philadelphia, Here I Come! it follows a broadly chronological route through the principle plays, including Aristocrats, Faith Healer, Translations, Dancing at Lughnasa, Molly Sweeney and The Home Place. Along the way it considers themes of exile, politics, fathers and sons, belief and ritual, history, memory, gender inequality, and loss, all set against the dialectic of tradition and modernity.
Categories: Performing Arts