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The Resource Post-imperial Brecht : politics and performance, east and south, Loren Kruger

Post-imperial Brecht : politics and performance, east and south, Loren Kruger

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Post-imperial Brecht : politics and performance, east and south
Title
Post-imperial Brecht
Title remainder
politics and performance, east and south
Statement of responsibility
Loren Kruger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Post-Imperial Brecht challenges prevailing views of Brecht's theatre and politics. Most political theatre critics place Brecht between West and East in the Cold War, and a few have recently explored Brecht's impact as a Northern writer on the global South. Loren Kruger is the first to argue that Brecht's impact as a political dramatist, director, and theoretical writer makes full sense only when seen in a post-imperial framework that links the East/West axis between US capitalism and Soviet communism with the North/South axis of postcolonial resistance to imperialism. This framework highlights Brecht's arguments with theorists like Benjamin, Bloch, and Lukacs
  • It also shows surprising connections between socialist East Germany, where Brecht's 1950s projects impressed the emerging Heiner Muller, and apartheid-era South Africa, where Brecht's work appeared on the apartheid as well as anti-apartheid stage. Brecht also shaped the work of South Africa's Athol Fugard whose work reappeared in state and dissident theatres in East Germany. The book concludes with a reflection on Brechtian aspects of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and introduces new more precise translations of key Brechtian terms."--Jacket
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DLC
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Kruger, Loren
Dewey number
832/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2603.R397
LC item number
Z74446 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in modern theatre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brecht, Bertolt
  • Brecht, Bertolt
  • Brecht, Bertolt
Label
Post-imperial Brecht : politics and performance, east and south, Loren Kruger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The political history of theatre and theory : Brecht and his contemporaries
  • Realism, socialism, and modernism in the production play
  • Broadcasting a(a)socialism : Brecht, Müller, and Radio Fatzer
  • Specters and speculation : Brechtian futures on the glocal market
  • The dis-illusion of apartheid : Brecht and South Africa
  • "Realistic engagement" and the limits of solidarity : Athol Fugard in (East) Germany
  • Truth, reconciliation, and the ends of political performance
Control code
54007333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 399 pages
Isbn
9780521817080
Lccn
2003069750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Post-imperial Brecht : politics and performance, east and south, Loren Kruger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The political history of theatre and theory : Brecht and his contemporaries
  • Realism, socialism, and modernism in the production play
  • Broadcasting a(a)socialism : Brecht, Müller, and Radio Fatzer
  • Specters and speculation : Brechtian futures on the glocal market
  • The dis-illusion of apartheid : Brecht and South Africa
  • "Realistic engagement" and the limits of solidarity : Athol Fugard in (East) Germany
  • Truth, reconciliation, and the ends of political performance
Control code
54007333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 399 pages
Isbn
9780521817080
Lccn
2003069750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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