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Schiller the dramatist : a study of gesture in the plays, John Guthrie

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Schiller the dramatist : a study of gesture in the plays
Title
Schiller the dramatist
Title remainder
a study of gesture in the plays
Statement of responsibility
John Guthrie
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Many aspects of the works of Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) have attracted attention. His work as a philosopher and pioneering thinker in poetics and aesthetics and as a historian have recently been the focus of much attention. But Schiller's dramas have always held the most interest, and they continue to be performed regularly both in German-speaking lands and around the world. Schiller is a dramatist of psychological conflict rather than of abstract ideas, and he had a unique grasp of how to use the stage to that end. This study of Schiller's use of gesture begins with a discussion of the origins of the gestures he employs, viewing them in relation to his medical writings, his literary influences, theories of the theater and acting, and Enlightenment thinking in general. The study then considers the use of gesture and related aspects of stagecraft in Schiller's nine completed dramas, highlighting elements of continuity and development. It is concerned with the interpretation of gesture, often marginalized in studies of Schiller's works, and with the interrelationship between gesture and verbal text. It also considers Schiller's relationship to the theater of his day, and discusses the first performances of his plays as well as their more recent stage history in both Germany and Great Britain. Appearing in the 250th anniversary of Schiller's birth, this study treats his dramas as plays written to be performed - as works that reach their fullest potential in the theater. John Guthrie teaches modern German literature and language at the University of Cambridge, where he is fellow and director of studies at Murray Edwards College
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UkCbUP
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1953-
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Guthrie, John
Dewey number
832/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2492
LC item number
.G885 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Schiller, Friedrich
  • Gesture in literature
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Schiller the dramatist : a study of gesture in the plays, John Guthrie
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Schiller's gestures : origins and contexts -- An experiment in theater : Die Räuber -- Playing at politics : Die Verschwörung des Fiesko zu Genua -- Violence and silence in domestic tragedy : Kabale und Liebe -- "The court watches and listens" : gesture in Don Karlos -- "Erweitert jetzt ist des Theaters Enge" : action, space, and gesture in the Wallenstein trilogy -- "Meine Maria wird keine weiche Stimmung erregen" : the two faces of classicism in Maria Stuart -- "Nicht meiner Rede, deinen Augen Glaube!" : perspective in Die Jungfrau von Orleans -- Chaos in classicism : Die Braut von Messina oder die feindlichen Brüder; Ein Trauerspiel mit Chören -- Wilhelm Tell : the triumph of ambivalence
Control code
CR9781571137500
Extent
1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137500
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Schiller the dramatist : a study of gesture in the plays, John Guthrie
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
Schiller's gestures : origins and contexts -- An experiment in theater : Die Räuber -- Playing at politics : Die Verschwörung des Fiesko zu Genua -- Violence and silence in domestic tragedy : Kabale und Liebe -- "The court watches and listens" : gesture in Don Karlos -- "Erweitert jetzt ist des Theaters Enge" : action, space, and gesture in the Wallenstein trilogy -- "Meine Maria wird keine weiche Stimmung erregen" : the two faces of classicism in Maria Stuart -- "Nicht meiner Rede, deinen Augen Glaube!" : perspective in Die Jungfrau von Orleans -- Chaos in classicism : Die Braut von Messina oder die feindlichen Brüder; Ein Trauerspiel mit Chören -- Wilhelm Tell : the triumph of ambivalence
Control code
CR9781571137500
Extent
1 online resource (x, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137500
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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