By Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Moses Hadas (trans.)
By Sophie Bastien
Alors que le theatre d'Albert Camus recoit de plus en plus de attention de l. a. half des universitaires, cet ouvrage se consacre a los angeles meilleure piece camusienne, Caligula. Il en suggest une examine structurelle, pour en faire ressortir toute los angeles metatheatralite, et definit les rapports complexes que celle-ci entretient avec l. a. folie et le politique : il cerne ainsi dans leur interplay les motifs qui sont au c/ur de l'/uvre. De plus, il etablit des liens aussi riches que varies avec des textes historiographiques et des /uvres-phares de l. a. litterature occidentale, qui prefigurent le personnage si puissant qu'est Caligula. En somme, il situe l. a. piece sur le triple plan d'une culture philosophique et litteraire qui remonte a l'Antiquite, du renouveau theatral qui marque le milieu du XXe siecle, et de los angeles creation de Camus dans son ensemble. Il interessera etudiants et professeurs qui se penchent sur los angeles litterature francaise du XXe siecle, aussi bien que sur d'autres litteratures, puisque par le biais camusien, il traite de l. a. tragedie grecque, de Shakespeare, de Melville, de Pirandello...Il s'adresse plus specialement a ceux qui etudient le theatre, que ce soit dans une viewpoint historique, thematique ou esthetique.
By Ben Fisher
The Pataphysician’s Library is a learn of elements of Nineties French literature, with particular connection with the traditions of Symbolism and Decadence. Its major concentration is Alfred Jarry, who has proved, possibly unusually, to be one of many tougher fin-de-siècle authors. The originality of this research lies in its use of the enigmatic checklist of books termed the livres pairs, which seems to be in Jarry’s 1898 novel Gestes et reviews du docteur Faustroll, pataphysicien, his best-known prose paintings. the best curiosity of the livres pairs lies in a gaggle of works by way of Jarry’s pals and contemporaries, essentially Leon Bloy, Georges Darien, Gustave Kahn, Catulle Mendes, Josephin Madan, Rachilde, and Henri de Regnier. a number of of those authors function because the lords of islands visited via the pataphysician Dr Faustroll in his curious voyage round Paris. at the side of Jarry’s personal works, the modern livres pairs serve to demonstrate the colourful and experimental surroundings within which those authors labored.
By Leonée Ormond (auth.)
By Hans-Thies Lehmann
This entire, authoritative account of tragedy is the fruits of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking contributions to theatre and function scholarship. it's a significant milestone in our realizing of this middle origin of the dramatic arts. From the philosophical roots and theories of tragedy, via its inextricable courting with drama, to its impression upon post-dramatic types, this can be the definitive paintings in its box. Lehmann plots a path during the background of dramatic concept, taking in Aristotle, Plato, Seneca, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lacan, Shakespeare, Schiller, Holderlin, Wagner, Maeterlinck, Yeats, Brecht, Kantor, Heiner Müller and Sarah Kane.
By Michelle Ephraim
The 1st book-length exam of Jewish ladies in Renaissance drama, this learn explores fictional representations of the feminine Jew in educational, deepest and public degree performances in the course of Queen Elizabeth I's reign; it hyperlinks lesser-known dramatic diversifications of the biblical Rebecca, Deborah, and Esther with the Jewish daughters made well-known via Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare at the well known degree. Drawing upon unique examine on early glossy sermons and biblical commentaries, Michelle Ephraim right here exhibits the cultural importance of biblical performs that experience obtained scant serious recognition and provides a brand new context with which to appreciate Shakespeare's and Marlowe's fascination with the Jewish daughter. Protestant playwrights frequently figured Elizabeth via Jewish ladies from the Hebrew scripture to be able to valid her non secular authenticity. Ephraim argues that during the determine of the Jewess, playwrights not just stake a declare to the previous testomony yet name cognizance to the method of examining and analyzing the Jewish bible; their typological interpretations problem and applicable Catholic and Jewish exegeses. The performs show the Reformists' hope for propriety over the Hebrew scripture as a "prisca veritas," the natural notice of God rather than that of corrupt Church authority. but those literary representations of the Jewess, which draw from a number of and conflicting exegetical traditions, additionally display the elusive caliber of the Hebrew textual content. This booklet establishes the connection among Elizabeth and dramatic representations of the Jewish girl: to "play" the Jewess is to interact in an interpretive "play" that either celebrates and interrogates the non secular ideology of Elizabeth's rising Protestant country. Ephraim ways the connection among scripture and drama from a historicist standpoint, complicating our figuring out of the categorical intersections among the Jewess in Elizabethan drama, biblical commentaries, political discourse, and pop culture. This examine expands the growing to be box of Jewish experiences within the Renaissance and contributes additionally to serious paintings on Elizabeth herself, whose effect on literary texts many students have demonstrated.
By Aeschylus, Herbert Weir Smyth, H. Lloyd-Jones
Aeschylus (ca. 525–456 BCE), writer of the 1st tragedies latest in ecu literature, used to be an Athenian born at Eleusis. He served at Marathon opposed to Darius in 490, and back in the course of Xerxes' invasion, 480–479. among 478 and 467 he visited Sicily, there composing by means of request Women of Aetna. At Athens he competed in construction of performs greater than twenty occasions, and was once rewarded on no less than 13 events, turning into dominant among 500 and 458 during the splendour of his language and his dramatic conceptions and technique.
Of his overall of 80–90 performs seven continue to exist whole. The Persians (472), the single surviving Greek historic drama, provides the failure of Xerxes to beat Greece. Seven opposed to Thebes (467) was once the second one play of its trilogy of similar performs at the evil destiny of the Theban residence. Polyneices attempts to regain Thebes from his brother Eteocles; either are killed. In Suppliant Maidens, the 1st in a trilogy, the daughters of Danaus arrive with him at Argos, whose King and other people shop them from the wooing of the sons in their uncle Aegyptus. In Prometheus Bound, first or moment play of its trilogy approximately Prometheus, he's nailed to a crag, via order of Zeus, for stealing hearth from heaven for males. Defiant after viewers' sympathy and regardless of suggestion, he descends in lightning and thunder to Hell. The Oresteia (458), at the condominium of Atreus, is the one Greek trilogy surviving whole. In Agamemnon, the King returns from Troy, and is murdered by means of his spouse Clytaemnestra. In Libation-Bearers, Orestes together with his sister avenges their father Agamemnon's loss of life through counter-murder. In Eumenides, Orestes, careworn by means of avenging Furies, is arraigned by way of them at Athens for matricide. attempted via a court docket manage by means of Athena, he's absolved, however the Furies are pacified.
We post in quantity I 4 performs; and in quantity II the Oresteia and a few fragments of misplaced plays.
By Janette Dillon
E-book by means of Dillon, Janette
By Birgit Haas
The final 20 years of the 20 th century gave upward push to a renaissance within the style of the political drama in Germany. even though political drama has consistently been a mainstay of German literature, it's been of specific value in the course of the years surrounding the Wende, or reunification, of 1989. This booklet is the 1st accomplished research of politically engaged German drama writing within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, masking the works of key playwrights in the course of the interval and delivering an research of oppositional theater ahead of and after reunification. It treats the variety of present political subject matters and their repercussions in drama writing, together with reunification, women's matters, the media, politicized environmentalism and the vegetables, and right-wing radicalism. as well as tested playwrights similar to Heinar Kipphardt, Franz Xaver Kroetz, and Heiner M?ller, the e-book seems on the more youthful new release of playwrights: writers reminiscent of Oliver Bukowski, Dea Loher, Marius von Mayenburg, Albert Ostermaier, and Theresia Walser. It provides an summary of contemporary German political drama via research of greater than 40 modern performs, in actual fact tracing connections among politics and theater. every one bankruptcy is preceded by means of a brief advent into the respective political subject, offering the framework for the examine of drama as a political software and making it effortless for college students to determine the a number of ways that performs reply to political swap. This booklet may be of curiosity to scholars and students in drama and theater reviews and German literature.
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 half the 20th century. Combining exploratory aesthetic openness with an uncompromising moral force, Weiss's literary works, in particular 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 very important issues of reference for any dialogue of tradition and politics in our instances. Berwald's examine serves as a complete advent to Weiss's paintings and imaginative and prescient. The introductory bankruptcy outlines Weiss's lifestyles and paintings in exile. 3 chapters offer certain 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 complicated 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 Sixties, essays and notebooks on paintings and politics, and his summum opus, The Aesthetics of Resistance.