Princeton University Library Catalog

Exiles, eccentrics, activists : women in contemporary German theater / Katrin Sieg.

Author:
Sieg, Katrin, 1961- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1994.
Description:
viii, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
  • German artists and theorists have furnished many of the groundbreaking models of political theater whose critical, and sometimes revolutionary, potential continues to keep theater alive. German women's dramatic work reflects their active participation in major movements for social change, yet their plays have rarely reached the mainstage or found their way into the accounts of theater history.
  • Katrin Sieg's study investigates how gender, central to these artists' works yet missing from the language of dramatic criticism, influenced women's use of politically powerful models and prompted their invention of new dramatic forms and performance styles.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-233) and index.
Contents:
Pt. 1. Fluchtwege - Lines of Flight. 1. The Critical Volksstuck: Marieluise Fleisser and Kerstin Specht. 2. The Cabaret: Erika Mann and the Peppermill. 3. Queers, Tramps, and Savages: Else Lasker-Schuler -- Pt. 2. Inroads. 4. Utopian Subjectivism: Gerlind Reinshagen. 5. Postmodern Inversions: Elfriede Jelinek. 6. The Palatheater of the Mouth: Ginka Steinwachs.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0472104918 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
94019407
OCLC:
30623545
RCP:
C - S