TITLE

The Rebellion of the Body Against the Effect of Ideas: Heiner Müller's Concept of Tragedy

AUTHOR(S)
Klassen, Julie; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p277
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 East German playwright Heiner Müller defines tragedy and its relation to his concept of history. His definition of tragedy in terms of attitudes towards death has three significant aspects. Most of his plays focus on the collective human drama of history for he has worked to overcome the individual theater. The transfiguration of death and comedy from which Müller identifies tragedy expresses a certain vagueness that both hides and cancels the confrontation with death's real costs.
ACCESSION #
19288500

 

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