TITLE

Brecht's Life of Galileo as an Aristotelian Tragedy

AUTHOR(S)
Ellis, Leslie; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p236
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 looks at the way the drama "The Life of Galileo" by Bertolt Brecht meets the exigencies of a perfect tragedy, as conceptualized and distinguished by Aristotle. Tragedy is the expression of fear and pity by viewing the intellectual mistake of a character possessed of nobility in action and character. In the play, Galileo establishes an extraordinary reputation and demonstrates evidence of his genius. Throughout the play, Brecht provided a model of an action which is complete, serious, of a certain magnitude and that evokes pity and fear.
ACCESSION #
19288495

 

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