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The Resource The historical experience in German drama : from Gryphius to Brecht, Alan Menhennet

The historical experience in German drama : from Gryphius to Brecht, Alan Menhennet

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The historical experience in German drama : from Gryphius to Brecht
Title
The historical experience in German drama
Title remainder
from Gryphius to Brecht
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Alan Menhennet
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Language
eng
Summary
In what is still the standard survey of German historical drama, 'Das deutsche Geschichtsdrama' (1952), Friedrich Sengle understands "historical drama" as that in which objective history is blended with an 'idea' that is the basis of its dramatic coherence and force. This idea inevitably becomes the engine of a dramatic action, inclining the theatergoer to become wholly engaged with dramatic characters in a dramatic present, rather than with 'real' figures in a historical past. Such plays (for instance Schiller's 'Maria Stuart') may remain broadly 'true to history,' but the 'experience' they afford is often not historical; that is, it may be emotionally and intellectually compelling, but it will not be historical in the sense of causing us, in our present, to become engaged with our relationship with past figures and events and their continued relevance for us. Alan Menhennet identifies and analyzes examples of German drama that are historical in the stricter sense: not only in terms of the provenance of the material, but also in that, while remaining dramatic in nature, they do convey a historical experience. By means of a critical survey extending from the seventeenth century to the twentieth, in the contexts of literary history, the philosophy of history, and German history from the Thirty Years' War to the Second World War, Menhennet provides a complement to Sengle's still-valuable study. Major figures treated include Gryphius, Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, Grillparzer, Hebbel, Schnitzler, and Brecht. There is no competing work in English. Alan Menhennet is Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. He is author of 'Grimmelshausen the Storyteller' (Camden House, 1997)
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UkCbUP
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Menhennet, Alan
Dewey number
832/.051409
Index
index present
LC call number
PT693
LC item number
.M46 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Historical drama, German
Label
The historical experience in German drama : from Gryphius to Brecht, Alan Menhennet
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Emergence of Austria: Franz Grillparzer
  • 6.
  • "Non-Austrian" Historical Drama: C. F. Hebbel
  • 7.
  • Modern Age: Schnitzler and Brecht
  • 1.
  • Historical Drama of the German Baroque: Andreas Gryphius
  • 2.
  • Age of Enlightenment: Aufklarung
  • 3.
  • Weimar Classicism: Friedrich Schiller
  • 4.
  • Herder, Goethe and the Romantic Tendency: Gotz von Berlichingen
Control code
CR9781571136091
Extent
1 online resource (186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The historical experience in German drama : from Gryphius to Brecht, Alan Menhennet
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
  • 5.
  • Emergence of Austria: Franz Grillparzer
  • 6.
  • "Non-Austrian" Historical Drama: C. F. Hebbel
  • 7.
  • Modern Age: Schnitzler and Brecht
  • 1.
  • Historical Drama of the German Baroque: Andreas Gryphius
  • 2.
  • Age of Enlightenment: Aufklarung
  • 3.
  • Weimar Classicism: Friedrich Schiller
  • 4.
  • Herder, Goethe and the Romantic Tendency: Gotz von Berlichingen
Control code
CR9781571136091
Extent
1 online resource (186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132550
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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