The Birth of Theater from the Spirit of Philosophy: Nietzsche and the Modern Drama

Nietzsche and the Modern Drama
 
 
Northwestern University Press
  • erschienen am 31. Mai 2016
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-0-8101-3261-0 (ISBN)
 
Nietzsche's love affair with the theater was among the most profound and prolonged intellectual engagements of his life, but his transformational role in the history of the modern stage has yet to be explored. In this pathbreaking account, David Kornhaber vividly shows how Nietzsche reimagined the theatrical event as a site of philosophical invention that is at once ancestor, antagonist, and handmaiden to the discipline of philosophy itself. August Strindberg, George Bernard Shaw, and Eugene O'Neill- seminal figures in the modern drama's evolution and avowed Nietzscheans all-came away from their encounters with Nietzsche's writings with an impassioned belief in the philosophical potential of the live theatrical event, coupled with a reestimation of the dramatist's power to shape that event in collaboration with the actor. In these playwrights' reactions to and adaptations of Nietzsche's radical rethinking of the stage lay the beginnings of a new direction in modern theater and dramatic literature.
  • Englisch
  • Evanston
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 231 mm
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  • Breite: 150 mm
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  • Dicke: 23 mm
  • 499 gr
978-0-8101-3261-0 (9780810132610)
0810132613 (0810132613)
David Kornhaber is an assistant professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Texas, USA.
"David Kornhaber's book is a brilliant and original study of Nietzsche's debt to theater and vice versa. In a clear and engaging style, Kornhaber explores a dialogue between philosophy and theater history." --Matthew Wilson Smith, author of The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace and editor of Georg Buchner: The Major Works "This monograph presents a persuasive and important argument for the role of the child in the aesthetics of the Russian avant-garde. Weld's study goes well beyond her four main subjects--Mikhail Larionov, Aleksei Kruchenykh, Viktor Shklovskii, and Daniil Kharms--and even beyond Russian art and literature to the nature of avant-garde art in general. It should therefore be of great interest to scholars and students of late imperial and early Soviet Russian culture, avant-garde art and literature, and childhood studies and children's literature. Through meticulous scholarship, archival research, and close analysis, Voiceless Vanguard demonstrates the importance of the child to Larionov's art, Kruchenykh's and Kharms's writings, and Shklovskii's literary and aesthetic theory." --Slavic Review
"As Sara Pankenier Weld points out in her impressive study of 'the infantilist aesthetic' in the Russian avant-garde, 'the infant/child serves as an ultimate symbol of origins, originality, and originary naivete.' For a movement obsessed with making it new, the child was a compelling symbol. What is more, children and childhood provided the avant-garde with a way of thinking through and of presenting their own fundamental challenges to the function of signification in language and in art." --Modern Language Review "David Kornhaber's book is a brilliant and original study of Nietzsche's debt to theater and vice versa. In a clear and engaging style, Kornhaber explores a dialogue between philosophy and theater history."
--Matthew Wilson Smith, author of The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace and editor of Georg Buchner: The Major Works David Kornhaber s book is a brilliant and original study of Nietzsche s debt to theater and vice versa. In a clear and engaging style, Kornhaber explores a dialogue between philosophy and theater history.
Matthew Wilson Smith, author ofThe Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspaceand editor ofGeorg Buchner: The Major Works" David Kornhaber s manuscript is a brilliant and original study of Nietzsche s debt to theatre and vice versa. In a clear and engaging style, Kornhaber explores a dialogue between philosophy and theatre history.
Matthew Wilson Smith, author of"The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace"and editor of"Georg Buchner: The Major Works"
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