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The Resource Erwin Piscator's political theatre ; : the development of modern German drama, [by] C. D. Innes

Erwin Piscator's political theatre ; : the development of modern German drama, [by] C. D. Innes

Label
Erwin Piscator's political theatre ; : the development of modern German drama
Title
Erwin Piscator's political theatre ;
Title remainder
the development of modern German drama
Statement of responsibility
[by] C. D. Innes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This 1977 text was the first full study of Erwin Piscator, the German theatrical producer who was prominent in the 1920s and worked after 1945 with the writers Hochhuth, Kipphardt and Weiss. Professor Innes sketches the background of Dadaism and Expressionism from which Piscator came, and points out the differences between Piscator and the other experimenters of his time. He also gives a vivid description of Piscator's technical innovations, the modern means of communication such as film, the illumination of the stage from below and 'the treadmill', a flat moving band along which the characters walked. These turned drama into a multi-media event. Professor Innes uses Piscator's career as a focus to describe theatrical developments in the twentieth century and to discuss the role of the author, the director, and the actor in drama, the purpose of the theatre, and the involvement of the audience
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Innes, Christopher
Dewey number
792/.0233/0924
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2658.P5
LC item number
I54
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piscator, Erwin
  • German drama
  • Theater
Label
Erwin Piscator's political theatre ; : the development of modern German drama, [by] C. D. Innes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 227-234
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Weimar Republic: art and environment -- 2. The Agitprop theatre: political -- 3. Agitprop and Revue: society -- 4. Documentary drama the material -- 5. Epic theatre: the actor and the structure -- 6. Total theatre: the audience -- 7. New drama: the author -- 8. Piscator: contemporaries and critics -- Notes -- Chronological Table
Control code
409899
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780521084567
Lccn
72183223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)401049
  • (OCoLC)409899
Label
Erwin Piscator's political theatre ; : the development of modern German drama, [by] C. D. Innes
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 227-234
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Weimar Republic: art and environment -- 2. The Agitprop theatre: political -- 3. Agitprop and Revue: society -- 4. Documentary drama the material -- 5. Epic theatre: the actor and the structure -- 6. Total theatre: the audience -- 7. New drama: the author -- 8. Piscator: contemporaries and critics -- Notes -- Chronological Table
Control code
409899
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780521084567
Lccn
72183223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)401049
  • (OCoLC)409899

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