Zeitstücke zur deutschen Wiedervereinigung
Form - Inhalt - Wirkung
[Contemporary Plays on German Reunification . Form - content - impact.]
Aims and Scope
The study investigates the response to reunification in the German theatre, concentrating on 1) the prominence of this topic in plays, 2) formal approaches, and 3) the aspects of reunification that are emphasized. After an initial empirical survey, various formal approaches and thematic aspects are discussed in a range of case studies. All in all, it transpires that reunification was considerably more prominent as a dramatic subject than has frequently been conceded. It is perceived almost exclusively as a problematic case, and both dramatic and post-dramatic approaches are employed in equal measure to address the problems involved on the stage.