An Introduction to the Works of Peter Weiss (Studies in by Olaf Berwald

By Olaf Berwald

The performs and prose works of the German author, director, and political activist Peter Weiss (1916-1982) have been immensely influential within the shaping of ecu Modernism within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century. Combining exploratory aesthetic openness with an uncompromising moral force, Weiss's literary works, specially the performs Marat/Sade (1964), The research (1968), and Holderlin (1971), in addition to the unconventional The Aesthetics of Resistance (1975-81) proceed to supply important issues of reference for any dialogue of tradition and politics in our instances. Berwald's examine serves as a accomplished creation to Weiss's paintings and imaginative and prescient. The introductory bankruptcy outlines Weiss's lifestyles and paintings in exile. 3 chapters offer targeted discussions of Weiss's theater paintings, from his early ugly performs and the documentary dramas from the Sixties that tackle Auschwitz, Angola, and Vietnam, to his most intricate performs within which intellectuals are staged as outsiders. the next 4 chapters talk about Weiss's prose works, which come with his autobiographical novels from the early Nineteen Sixties, essays and notebooks on artwork and politics, and his summum opus, The Aesthetics of Resistance.

Show description

Read or Download An Introduction to the Works of Peter Weiss (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) PDF

Similar dramas & plays books

Macbeth (Saddleback's Illustrated Classics)

This sequence good points vintage Shakespeare retold with photo colour illustrations. every one 64-page softcover e-book keeps keyword phrases and quotations from the unique play.

Alcestis

Трагедия Еврипида «Алкеста» на древнегреческом с попутным английским переводом и примечаниями. «Алкеста» была поставлена на Великие Дионисии в 438 г. до нашей эры м в составе тетралогии, в которую входили несохранившиеся трагедии «Критянки», «Алкмеон в Псофнде» и «Телеф». Поскольку «Алкеста» занимала здесь четвертое место, обычно отводимое для драмы сатиров, некоторые исследователи стремятся найти в этой драме юмористические или даже бурлескные ситуации, но такие попытки едва ли основательны: бытовой элемент, несомненно присутствующий в образе Ферета, обрисованного не без доли иронии, в принципе не отличает его существенно хотя бы от кормилицы в «Ипполите», а в этой трагедии никто не станет искать черты драмы сатиров.

Meyerhold and the Cubists: Perspectives on Painting and Performance

This e-book deals a wealthy research of college practices within the theater of Vsevolod Meyerhold. targeting the philosophical and formal tenets of the shape, and aiding her research with wide-ranging examples from either theater and effective paintings, Amy Skinner develops university as a framework for interpreting the complete of the theatrical adventure, from scenography and mise-en-scène to textual content and spectatorship.

Beckett’s Dantes: Intertexuality in the Fiction and Criticism

This can be the 1st learn in English at the literary relation among Beckett and Dante. it's a transparent and cutting edge examining of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a severe engagement with modern theories of intertextuality. Caselli supplies an unique intertextual examining of Beckett's paintings, detecting formerly unknown quotations, allusions to, and parodies of Dante in Beckett's fiction and feedback.

Extra info for An Introduction to the Works of Peter Weiss (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)

Sample text

It should be noted that Weiss’s partisan perspective prevented him from addressing the fact that both sides committed war crimes. In 1976, Vietnam was reunited. Weiss is not the only playwright who wrote a drama about the Vietnam wars while they were still continuing. For example, the French writer Armand Gatti, a Holocaust survivor, wrote the play V comme 29 Vietnam in 1967. In his introductory remarks to Viet Nam Diskurs, Weiss insists on dramaturgic simplicity and argues that a display of exoticism in costume, stage design, and instrumentation would be counterproductive.

7 The most recent productions of Die Ermittlung include Baltimore (2001), Newton, Massachusetts (2001), Torino (1998–2001), Prato (1998), Veroli (1996), Parma (1996), and Milano (1995). In January 2002, celebrities and politicians joined for a public reading of Die Ermittlung in Potsdam. 8 See the reprint in Christoph Weiss, Auschwitz in der geteilten Welt: Peter Weiss und die “Ermittlung” im Kalten Krieg. Teil 1 (St. Ingbert: Röhrig, 2000), 123. 9 Christoph Weiss, Auschwitz in der geteilten Welt: Peter Weiss und die “Ermittlung” im Kalten Krieg (St.

It should be noted that Weiss’s partisan perspective prevented him from addressing the fact that both sides committed war crimes. In 1976, Vietnam was reunited. Weiss is not the only playwright who wrote a drama about the Vietnam wars while they were still continuing. For example, the French writer Armand Gatti, a Holocaust survivor, wrote the play V comme 29 Vietnam in 1967. In his introductory remarks to Viet Nam Diskurs, Weiss insists on dramaturgic simplicity and argues that a display of exoticism in costume, stage design, and instrumentation would be counterproductive.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 21 votes