Approaches to Comedy in German Drama (Studies in German Language and Literature)

Approaches to Comedy in German Drama (Studies in German Language and Literature)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 408 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780773473126
  • DDC分類 832.052309091

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The aim of this book is to adopt a holistic method in order to explore the question of comedy as narrative and dramatic structure in a selection of contemporary German language dramas. This book also seeks to suggest some of the ways in which comedy does in fact have a significant role to play in ther German theatre of the late 20th twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   i
Introduction ii
Professor Moray McGowan
Preface v
Section 1 Theoretical Considerations
Analysing the Comic: Critical Tradition and 2 (16)
the Holistic Perspective
Theories of the Comic: Conceptual Issues and 18 (36)
a Contemporary Approach
Theories of Comic Genre 54 (43)
Comedy and the German Tradition: Comic 97 (64)
Mastery and Aesthetic Practice
Section 2 Comedy in Practice: Psychological
Perspectives and Dramatic Case Studies
Comedy and Communication: Dramatising the 161(56)
Social
Case Study: Botho Straub: Trilogie des 177(40)
Wiedersehens
Comedy Hostility and Aggression: Killing 217(50)
Oneself Laughing
Case Study: Franz Xaver Kroetz and the 233(34)
Comedy of Brutality
Gender and Comedy: Escaping the Negative? 267(40)
Case Study: Elfriede Jelinek: Krankheit 282(25)
oder Moderne Frauen
Comic Creativity: Playful Potential 307(48)
Case Study: Herbert Achternbusch: Sintflut 323(32)
Conclusion 355(9)
Select Bibliography 364(22)
Index 386