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Beise, Arnd

Geschichte, Politik und das Volk im Drama des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts

[History, Politics and the Populace in the Enlightenment Drama of the 16th to 18th Centuries]

Series:Hallesche Beiträge zur Europäischen Aufklärung 40

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    October 2010
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    Aims and Scope

    the uprising was a common social form in the life of the lower classes in the Early Modern Age. According to theory, no independent political action was to be expected from the "ignorant rabble", although according to Freud the entire "Western European culture" could be described as a product of "fear of the uprising of the oppressed". However, the dramatists of the period had to react to the "gestures of the folk uprising", because the tragedy was considered "the school of kings". Thus, plays evolved which disregarded political and poetic theory and presented the "people in revolt" in action. This study illustrates how this developed using prominent examples from the 16th to 18th centuries.

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    ix, 446 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Drama; Enlightenment
    Academics (German and Literary Studies, Theatre), Institutes, Librairies

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    "[...] dem Verf. [gelingt] eine breit angelegte Zusammenschau des durch die Titelbegriffe ››Geschichte, Politik und das Volk‹‹ markierten Problemzusammenhanges in Texten der europäischen Dramengeschichte vom 16. Jh. bis zu Goethes und Schillers frühen, vor der Französischen Revolution entstandenen Dramen."
    Franz-Josef Deiters in: Germanistik Redaktion 2011, Band 52, Heft 1-2

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