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Performing History : Theatrical Representations of the Past in Conetmporary Theatre

By: Rokem, Freddie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies Theatre Hist & Culture: Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (257 p.).ISBN: 9781587293368.Subject(s): France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Literature and the revolution | Historical drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Performing History : Theatrical Representations of the Past in Conetmporary TheatreDDC classification: 792.9 | 809.2/9358 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preface; Introduction The Notions of "Performing History"; Refractions of the Shoah on Israeli Stages Theatre and Survival; The Theatrical Modes of Israeli Shoah Performances; Yehoshua Sobol, "Ghetto"; Dudu Ma'ayan, "Arbeit macht frei vom Toitland Europa"; Hanoch Levin, "The Boy Dreams"; Three European Productions about the French Revolution; Peter Brook, "Marat/Sade"; Ariane Mnouchkine, "1789"; Ingmar Bergman, "Madame de Sade"; Three American Productions of "Danton's Death"; Büchner's Play and Its Beholders; The Production Qualities; The Individualized Crowd; The Execution
Theatrical EnergiesTextual Energies; From Textual to Performative Energies; Performance Energies; The Eavesdropper and the Survivor-Witness; Metaphysical Energies; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: In his examination of the ways in which theatre participates in the ongoing representations of and debates about the past, Freddie Rokem concentrates on the ways in which theatre after World War II has presented different aspects of the French Revolution and the Holocaust, showing us that by "performing history" actors bring the historical past and the theatrical present together.
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Preface; Introduction The Notions of "Performing History"; Refractions of the Shoah on Israeli Stages Theatre and Survival; The Theatrical Modes of Israeli Shoah Performances; Yehoshua Sobol, "Ghetto"; Dudu Ma'ayan, "Arbeit macht frei vom Toitland Europa"; Hanoch Levin, "The Boy Dreams"; Three European Productions about the French Revolution; Peter Brook, "Marat/Sade"; Ariane Mnouchkine, "1789"; Ingmar Bergman, "Madame de Sade"; Three American Productions of "Danton's Death"; Büchner's Play and Its Beholders; The Production Qualities; The Individualized Crowd; The Execution

Theatrical EnergiesTextual Energies; From Textual to Performative Energies; Performance Energies; The Eavesdropper and the Survivor-Witness; Metaphysical Energies; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In his examination of the ways in which theatre participates in the ongoing representations of and debates about the past, Freddie Rokem concentrates on the ways in which theatre after World War II has presented different aspects of the French Revolution and the Holocaust, showing us that by "performing history" actors bring the historical past and the theatrical present together.

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This pensive study sensitively probes how comparative moments of holocaust--the French Revolution and the Shoah--are represented as "history" and "witnessed" as "memory" in stage performance. Rokem (Univ. of Tel Aviv) focuses deliberations by assaying complex thematic and ideological dimensions of selected dramatic works. He begins with analysis of three "refractions of the Shoah" that appeared on Israeli stages in the 1980s and 1990s: Sobol's Ghetto, Maayan's Arbeit macht frei vom Toitland Europa, and Levin's The Boy Dreams. He follows with a concentrated discussion of a trio of European "theatricalized confrontations with the French Revolution": Peter Brook's direction of Weiss's Marat/Sade, Ariane Mnouchkine's staging of 1789, and Ingmar Bergman's auteurish mediation of Mishima's Madame de Sade. Rokem then atomizes salient features of B"uchner's Danton's Death (1835) as representations of history performed in three contrasting US productions directed by Orson Wells, Herbert Blau, and Robert Wilson. Throughout, Rokem ponders complex relationships between cultures and ideologies--how they are enunciated in text, "energized" in theatrical performance, and "witnessed" and processed in reception. In scaling the "awesome dialectics between Destruction and Revival," Rokem invites readers to contemplate not only weighty themes of holocaust drama but also the redemptive power of theater art. Highly recommended for academic and professional collections. P. D. Nelsen; Marlboro College

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