The focus is on German drama in this multi-faceted view of developments on the European stage over three centuries. Scholars from Great Britain, Germany and the United States examine changes wrought in the art of drama by dramatists, by actors and stage designers, and by shifting patterns of thought and power-structures. The timespan extends from Moliere and Lessing, giants of the theatrical tradition, to such latter-day icoclasts as Beckett, Handke and Achternbusch. The book is a tribute to Ronald Peacock, distinguished British Germanist and Comparatist.
The Contributors: M. Butler, R. Harrison, M. Jacobs, E.A. Blackall, H. Reiss, F. Sengle, E. McInnes, D. James, L. Luetkehaus, L.R. Furst, I.-S. Ewbank, R. Furness, J. Osborne, W.E. Yates, I. Frowen, P. Howe, N.A. Furness, R. Gray, K. Muir, D. Jenkinson, J. Schroeder, W.G. Sebald, +C. Stewart