Kleist on Stage

Kleist on Stage

1804-1987

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Since an account of every known staging would require several volumes, Kleist on Stage is limited to major productions in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland that attracted more than the usual press coverage, and to interpretations and adaptations outside the German-speaking countries. Reeve presents a chronological stage history of each of the plays, beginning with Die Familie Schroffenstein and ending with Prinz Friedrich von Homburg. He also discusses some of the problems faced by a director attempting to put a Kleistian drama on stage, and pleads for greater understanding and cooperation between the academic and theatrical traditions.

Until now, there has been no general reference work that describes the various stagings of Kleist's plays since the first performance of Die Familie Schroffenstein in 1804. Several dissertations dealing with the stage history of individual works appeared between 1920 and 1932 and some articles discussing influential individual productions have been published. In Kleist on Stage, 1804 1987, however, William Reeve has used the reviews of newspaper critics during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to provide the first general survey of the reception of Kleist's seven completed dramas.


McGill Queens Univ Pr
Since an account of every known staging would require several volumes, Kleist on Stage is limited to major productions in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland that attracted more than the usual press coverage, and to interpretations and adaptations outside the German-speaking countries. Reeve presents a chronological stage history of each of the plays, beginning with Die Familie Schroffenstein and ending with Prinz Friedrich von Homburg. He also discusses some of the problems faced by a director attempting to put a Kleistian drama on stage, and pleads for greater understanding and cooperation between the academic and theatrical traditions.
Since an account of every known staging would require several volumes, Kleist on Stage is limited to major productions in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland that attracted more than the usual press coverage, and to interpretations and adaptations outside the German-speaking countries. Reeve presents a chronological stage history of each of the plays, beginning with Die Familie Schroffenstein and ending with Prinz Friedrich von Homburg. He also discusses some of the problems faced by a director attempting to put a Kleistian drama on stage, and pleads for greater understanding and cooperation between the academic and theatrical traditions.

Until now, there has been no general reference work that describes the various stagings of Kleist's plays since the first performance of Die Familie Schroffenstein in 1804. Several dissertations dealing with the stage history of individual works appeared between 1920 and 1932 and some articles discussing influential individual productions have been published. In Kleist on Stage, 1804 1987, however, William Reeve has used the reviews of newspaper critics during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to provide the first general survey of the reception of Kleist's seven completed dramas.

Until now, there has been no general reference work that describes the various stagings of Kleist's plays since the first performance of Die Familie Schroffenstein in 1804. Several dissertations dealing with the stage history of individual works appeared between 1920 and 1932 and some articles discussing influential individual productions have been published. In Kleist on Stage, 1804 1987, however, William Reeve has used the reviews of newspaper critics during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to provide the first general survey of the reception of Kleist's seven completed dramas.

Book News
Examines productions of plays by German dramatist Kleist (1771-1811) in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria that attracted more than usual press coverage, and adaptations and interpretations outside the German-speaking world. Draws on newspaper reviews to survey the reception of his seven completed plays, and discusses some of the difficulties directors have staging the plays. Canadian call number C92-090376-2. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, Ă1993
ISBN: 9780773563629
0773563628
9780773509412
0773509410
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (238 pages) : illustrations

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