Narrating the Past through Theatre: Four Crucial Texts by M. Bennett

By M. Bennett

This state-of-the-art Palgrave Pivot title explores how narrating the previous via theatre either conflicts and creates an enticing courting with drama's "continuing current" that arcs in the direction of an unpredictable destiny. interpreting 3 influential ancient diversifications that span the time-frame of contemporary drama (from the 'first' sleek play to the cusp of WWII)—Georg Büchner's Danton's Death, Oscar Wilde's Salome, and Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo—this booklet delves into glossy drama's experience and belief of time and its influence upon either the current and the long run. Theatre either brings the earlier alive and in addition fixes it, yet throughout the functionality approach (i.e., during the offerings the director and actors make), permitting the previous to be molded for destiny (not-yet-existent) audiences. Translated to the level, the demanding of the prior (in a old adaptation), then, is "always" (in either the current and the future): either in its quandary to a strict time and position and in its timelessness.

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