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Brecht and Co.

German-speaking Playwrights on the Australian Stage

by Ulrike Garde (Author)
Thesis 430 Pages

Summary

German-speaking playwrights have exercised a considerable if subtle influence on Australian theatre history. Presenting a range of paradigmatic case studies, this book offers a detailed account of Australian productions of German-language drama between 1945 and 1996. The reception of Bertolt Brecht is used as a touchstone for analysing stagings of plays by writers such as Max Frisch, Rolf Hochhuth, Peter Handke and Franz Xaver Kroetz. In addition, more recent developments in the reception of German drama on the Australian stage are discussed.

Details

Pages
430
ISBN (Softcover)
9783039108329
Language
English
Tags
Geschichte 1945-1996 Brecht, Bertolt Drama Inszenierung Australien German Language Australian Studies Cross-cultural Studies Theatre Frisch, Max Hochhuth, Rolf
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. 430 pp.

Biographical notes

Ulrike Garde (Author)

The Author: Ulrike Garde is Lecturer in German Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. Her research focuses on German literature and the performing arts. Her recent publications analyse the creation of cultural identities and Australian-German cross-cultural relationships with a focus on the Australian reception of German-language drama. Some of her contributions appeared in the Brecht Yearbook and the Jahrbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Intercultural German Studies.

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