The Great Tradition and Its Legacy
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The Great Tradition and Its Legacy

The Evolution of Dramatic and Musical Theater in Austria and Central Europe
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ISBN-13:
9781782381686
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
290
Autor:
Michael Cherlin
Serie:
4, Austrian and Habsburg Studies
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Both dramatic and musical theater are part of the tradition that has made Austria - especially Vienna - and the old Habsburg lands synonymous with high culture in Central Europe. Many works, often controversial originally but now considered as classics, are still performed regularly in Vienna, Prague, Budapest, or Krakow. This volume not only offers an excellent overview of the theatrical history of the region, it is also an innovative, cross-disciplinary attempt to analyse the inner workings and dynamics of theater through a discussion of the interplay between society, the audience, and performing artists.

List of Illustrations

Preface
Richard L. Rudolph


Notes on Contributors


DRAMATIC THEATER


Introduction: Rethinking Drama and Theater in Austria and Central Europe Halina Filipowicz 3


Part I: The Enlightenment and the “New Beginning”


Chapter 1. “By and By We Shall Have an Enlightened Populace”: Moral Optimism and the Fine Arts in Late-Eighteenth-Century Austria
Ernst Wangermann


Chapter 2. Taming a Transgressive National Hero: Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Nineteenth-Century Polish Drama
Halina Filipowicz


Chapter 3. Nestroy and His Naughty Children: A Plebeian Tradition in the Austrian Theater
Carl Weber


Chapter 4. Pantomime, Dance, Sprachskepsis, and Physical Culture in German and Austrian Modernism
Harold B. Segel


Chapter 5. Populism versus Elitism in Max Reinhardt’s Austrian Productions of the 1920s
Michael Patterson


Part Two: Post-Holocaust and Postmodern Theater


Chapter 6. Elfriede Jelinek’s Nora Project; or, What Happens When Nora Meets the Capitalists
Christine Kiebuzinska


Chapter 7. George Tabori’s Return to the Danube, 1987–1999
Hans-Peter Bayerdörfer


Chapter 8. Thomas Bernhard’s Heldenplatz: Artists and Societies beyond the Scandal
Alfred Pfabigan


Chapter 9. Pulling the Pants Off History: Politics and Postmodernism in Thomas Bernhard’s Eve of Retirement
Jeanette R. Malkin


MUSICAL THEATER


Introduction: Conflict and Crosscurrents in Viennese Music
Michael Cherlin


Part III: The Emergence of the Classical Style


Chapter 10. Vienna as a Center of Ballet Reform in the Late Eighteenth Century
Sibylle Dahms


Chapter 11. The Viennese Singspiel, Haydn, and Mozart
Eva Badura-Skoda


Chapter 12. Displaying (Out)Rage: The Dilemma of Constancy in Mozart’s Operas
Gretchen A. Wheelock


Part IV: Some Major Transformations of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries


Chapter 13. Karl Goldmark’s Operas during the Directorship of Gustav Mahler
Peter Revers


Chapter 14. A Break in the Scenic Traditions of the Vienna Court Opera: Alfred Roller and the Vienna Secession
Evan Baker


Chapter 15. Schoenberg’s Music for the Theater
Michael Cherlin


References
Index

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