Darkness Visible: Peter Turrini and the Scripted Life

Elwood, William R.; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
January 2004
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p285
Book Chapter
An essay from the book "Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater: An American Reception 1977-1999" is presented. It provides information on scripting, a technique used by Peter Turrini for articulating deflection in the dramatic text. It is a theater device wherein characters need to appear as another individual than they feel themselves to be. Scripting is defined as an escape from negative reality, which is evident through tone, language, action and demeanor. In the plays written by Turrini, his characters change their mannerisms and speech to diverse their perception of reality.


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