History of European Drama and Theatre


This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity.Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include:* ancient Greek theatre* Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Moli¿¿re* the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama* the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz* romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, B¿¿chner, and Nestroy* the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski* the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, M¿¿ller.Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2002


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