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Heiner Müller's democratic theater : the politics of making the audience work, Michael Wood

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Heiner Müller's democratic theater : the politics of making the audience work
Title
Heiner Müller's democratic theater
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the politics of making the audience work
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Michael Wood
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eng
Summary
The East German playwright Heiner Müller (1929-1995) is one of the most influential European dramatists and theater directors since Brecht. While critical literature on Müller often discusses the politics of his works, analysis tends to stop at the level of the text, neglecting the theatrical events that emerge from it and the audiences for which it was written and performed. Situating his study within Müller's interests in democracy and audience activity, Michael Wood addresses these gaps in scholarship, making an original contribution to the understanding of Müller's work as playwright and director. In 1985, Müller spoke of the importance of a 'democratic' theater: one that confronts theatergoers with densely contradictory material that they must interpret for themselves, reflecting the complexity of material reality and encouraging them to question their participation in political life. Wood's study shows that Müller sought to do this in his combined 1988 production of Der Lohndrücker, Der Horatier, and Wolokolamsker Chaussee IV: Kentauren, staged at a time when questions of democracy were at the forefront of East German consciousness. It also demonstrates that from the beginning of his career Müller tried to make theater that would create a form of democracy both within and outside the theater. Michael Wood is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he received his PhD in 2014
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UkCbUP
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1986-
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Wood, Michael
Dewey number
832/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2673.U29
LC item number
Z97 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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Müller, Heiner
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Heiner Müller's democratic theater : the politics of making the audience work, Michael Wood
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781787440470
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781571139986
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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Heiner Müller's democratic theater : the politics of making the audience work, Michael Wood
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Aug 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781787440470
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139986
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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