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The Resource Modern German political drama, 1980-2000, Birgit Haas

Modern German political drama, 1980-2000, Birgit Haas

Label
Modern German political drama, 1980-2000
Title
Modern German political drama, 1980-2000
Statement of responsibility
Birgit Haas
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The last two decades of the 20th century gave rise to a renaissance in the genre of the political drama in Germany. Although political drama has always been a mainstay of German literature, it has been of particular significance during the years surrounding the 'Wende', or reunification, of 1989. This book is the first comprehensive study of politically engaged German drama writing in the 1980s and 1990s, covering the works of key playwrights during the period and providing an analysis of oppositional theater before and after reunification. It treats the range of current political topics and their repercussions in drama writing, including reunification, women's issues, the media, politicized environmentalism and the Greens, and right-wing radicalism. In addition to established playwrights such as Heinar Kipphardt, Franz Xaver Kroetz, and Heiner Müller, the book looks at the younger generation of playwrights: writers such as Oliver Bukowski, Dea Loher, Marius von Mayenburg, Albert Ostermaier, and Theresia Walser. It gives an overview of recent German political drama through analysis of more than forty contemporary plays, clearly tracing connections between politics and theater. Each chapter is preceded by a short introduction into the respective political topic, providing the framework for the study of drama as a political tool and making it easy for students to see the multiple ways in which plays respond to political change. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in drama and theater studies and German literature. Birgit Haas teaches in the German Department at the University of Heidelberg
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UkCbUP
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Haas, Birgit
Dewey number
832/.91409358
Index
index present
LC call number
PT668
LC item number
.H33 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • German drama
  • Political plays, German
Label
Modern German political drama, 1980-2000, Birgit Haas
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The 1980s -- Outcasts -- Green Issues -- The memory of the Holocaust -- The decay of the GDR -- pt. 2. The 1990s -- Reflections on German reunification -- Women in society today -- Terrorism in Germany -- Right-wing radicalism in Germany after reunification -- Media and politics
Control code
CR9781571136343
Extent
1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132857
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Modern German political drama, 1980-2000, Birgit Haas
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The 1980s -- Outcasts -- Green Issues -- The memory of the Holocaust -- The decay of the GDR -- pt. 2. The 1990s -- Reflections on German reunification -- Women in society today -- Terrorism in Germany -- Right-wing radicalism in Germany after reunification -- Media and politics
Control code
CR9781571136343
Extent
1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132857
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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