TITLE

Expressionism and Deconstructionism: A Critical Comparison

AUTHOR(S)
Elwood, William R.; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p115
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
An essay from the book "Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater: An American Reception 1977-1999" is presented. It compares expressionism and deconstructionism, both of which are iconoclastic in German theater. Expressionism in German theater is an expression of inner reality via the creation of the essence rather than the appearance of reality. Eight elements centered around a perception of reality comprise the meaning of the expressionist theory for the theatre. Deconstructionism, on the other hand, is centered around no belief system of any kind. It was perceived as a view that does not trust a lot of things.
ACCESSION #
19288482

 

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