Staging the Holocaust
The Shoah in Drama and Performance
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Staging the Holocaust by Claude Schumacher
Book Description'To portray the Holocaust, one has to create a work of art', says Claude Lanzmann, the director of Shoah. However, can the Holocaust be turned into theatre? Is it possible to portray on stage events that, by their monstrosity, defy human comprehension? These are the questions addressed by the playwrights and the scholars featured in this book. Their essays present and analyse plays performed in Israel, America, France, Italy, Poland and, of course, Germany. The style of presentation ranges from docudramas to avant-garde performances, from realistic impersonation of historical figures to provocative and nightmarish spectacles. The book is illustrated with original production photographs and some rare drawings and documents; it also contains an important descriptive bibliography of more than two hundred Holocaust plays.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521035200
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Claude Schumacher
Naturalism and Symbolism in European Theatre 1850-1918, Paperback (February 2009)
This fourth volume in the series Theatre in Europe charts the development of theatrical presentation at a time of great cultural and political upheaval.
Staging the Holocaust, Hardback (September 1998)
This book considers Holocaust plays 'in performance' and the legitimacy of presenting the Holocaust on the stage.
Musset: Five Plays, Paperback (August 1995)» View all books by Claude Schumacher
A collection of this major 19th century French playwright
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