David F. Kuhns: German Expressionist Theatre: The Actor and the Stage (1997)

19 August 2013, dusan

German Expressionist Theatre considers the powerfully stylized, antirealistic styles of symbolic acting on the German Expressionist stage from 1916 to 1921. It relates this striking departure from the dominant European acting tradition of realism to the specific cultural crises that enveloped the German nation during the course of its involvement in World War I. The examination of portions of previously untranslated Expressionist scripts and actor memoirs allows for an unprecedented focus on description and analysis of the acting itself.

– Examines German Expressionist theatre from a performance point of view
– Contains previously untranslated portions of Expressionist scripts and actor memoirs
– Looks in detail at key works and productions”

Publisher Cambridge University Press, 1997
ISBN 0521583403, 9780521583404
311 pages
via Charles Turner

review (Anne M. Turner, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism)



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