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- DescriptionIn almost every area of production, German theater of the past forty years has achieved a level of distinction unique in the international community. This flourishing theatrical culture has encouraged a large number of outstanding actors, directors, and designers as well as video and film artists. The dominant figure throughout these years, however, has remained the director. In this stimulating and informative book, ted theater historian Marvin Carlson presents an in-depth study of the artistic careers, working methods, and most important productions of ten of the leading directors of this great period of German staging. Beginning with the leaders of the new generation that emerged in the turbulent late 1960s - Peter Stein, Peter Zadek, and Claus Peymann, all still major figures today - Carlson continues with the generation that appeared in the 1980s, particularly after reunification - Frank Castorf, Anna Viebrock, Andrea Breth, and Christoph Marthaler - and concludes with the leading directors to emerge after the turn of the century, Stefan Pucher, Thomas Ostermeier, and Michael Thalheimer. He also provides information t readily available elsewhere in English on many of the leading actors and dramatists as well as the designers whose work, much of it for productions of these directors, has made this last half century a golden age of German scenic design. During the late twentieth century, country produced so many major theater directors or placed them so high in national cultural esteem as Germany. Drawing on his years of regular visits to the Theatertreffen in Berlin and other German productions, Carlson will captivate students of theater and modern German history and culture with his provocative, well-illustrated study of the most productive and invative theater tradition in Europe.
- Author BiographyMarvin Carlson is Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Theatre, Comparative Literature, and Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author or editor of many books, including Places of Performance, The Haunted Stage: The Theatre as Memory-Machine, winner of the Joe A. Callaway Prize, and Speaking in Tongues: Languages at Play in the Theatre.
- Author(s)Marvin A. Carlson
- PublisherUniversity of Iowa Press
- Date of Publication15/08/2009
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Series TitleStudies in Theatre History and Culture
- Place of PublicationIowa
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Iowa Press
- Content Note20 photos
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Series Edited byThomas Postlewait
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