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History of European Drama and Theatre

By Erika Fischer-Lichte

Translated by Jo Riley

Routledge – 2001 – 416 pages

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Description

This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity.

Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include:

* ancient Greek theatre

* Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Molière

* the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama

* the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz

* romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, Büchner, and Nestroy

* the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski

* the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Müller.

Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.

Author Bio

Erika Fischer-Lichte is university professor of theatre research at the Free University of Berlin, and president of the International Federation of Theatre Research. Her numerous publications include The Show and the Gaze of Theatre. A European Perspective, 1997.

Name: History of European Drama and Theatre (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Erika Fischer-LichteTranslated by Jo Riley. This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic,...
Categories: Theatre & Performance Studies, History of Drama, Theatre History