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Adorno and Modern Theatre : The Drama of the Damaged Self in Bond, Rudkin, Barker and Kane

By: Gritzner, Karoline.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (217 p.).ISBN: 9781137534477.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Adorno and Modern Theatre : The Drama of the Damaged Self in Bond, Rudkin, Barker and KaneDDC classification: 822/.91409 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Prologue: 'After Auschwitz': Survival of the Aesthetic -- 1 Adorno and Beckett: from the Crisis of Schein to the Fidelity to Failure -- 2 Edward Bond and the Aesthetics of Resistance -- 3 David Rudkin's Theatre of Myth -- 4 Howard Barker's Theatre of Desire -- 5 Sarah Kane or how to 'scrape a life out of the ruins' -- Epilogue: Adorno, Tragedy and Theatre as Negation -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: Adorno and Modern Theatre explores the drama of Edward Bond, David Rudkin, Howard Barker and Sarah Kane in the context of the work of leading philosopher Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969). The book engages with key principles of Adorno's aesthetic theory and cultural critique and examines their influence on a generation of seminal post-war dramatists.
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Prologue: 'After Auschwitz': Survival of the Aesthetic -- 1 Adorno and Beckett: from the Crisis of Schein to the Fidelity to Failure -- 2 Edward Bond and the Aesthetics of Resistance -- 3 David Rudkin's Theatre of Myth -- 4 Howard Barker's Theatre of Desire -- 5 Sarah Kane or how to 'scrape a life out of the ruins' -- Epilogue: Adorno, Tragedy and Theatre as Negation -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

Adorno and Modern Theatre explores the drama of Edward Bond, David Rudkin, Howard Barker and Sarah Kane in the context of the work of leading philosopher Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969). The book engages with key principles of Adorno's aesthetic theory and cultural critique and examines their influence on a generation of seminal post-war dramatists.

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<p>Karoline Gritzner is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK, and a core convenor of the Performance Philosophy network. She is the co-editor with David Ian Rabey of Theatre of Catastrophe: New Essays on Howard Barker (2006), the editor of Eroticism and Theatre in Theatre and Performance (2010), and co-editor with Will Daddario of Adorno and Performance (Palgrave, 2014).</p>

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