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Published: 27 April 2017

420 Pages | 49 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199651634

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Tragedy's Endurance

Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800

Erika Fischer-Lichte

Classical Presences

  • Presents a new approach to theatre historiography by establishing a relationship between performances of tragedy and cultural identity
  • Emphasizes the relationship between the aesthetic and the political, opening up a new and interdisciplinary perspective on German cultural history
  • Juxtaposes incisive critical analysis of the reception of Greek tragedy in this context with rich illustrations complementing the discussion