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Essays on German Theater: Lessing, Brecht, Durrenmatt, and Others

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It is against this background of the theater's high prestige as a forum for ideas, as the summit of the literary arts, as the place where all the arts coalesce in a Wagnerian 'Gesamtkunstwerk' or dialectically oppose and ironize each other in Brechtian epic 'alienation, ' of the drama as a method of thought, of concrete philosophizing, that the astounding wealth of critical and theoretical writings about drama and theater that the German-speaking world has produced over the last two hundred and fifty years must be seen and ...

Essays on German Theater: Lessing, Brecht, Durrenmatt, and Others 1985, Continuum, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780826402967

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