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The Theater of Heiner Müller

The Theater of Heiner Müller

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre

  • Author: Jonathan Kalb, Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Date Published: April 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2005
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521550048

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  • This is the first comprehensive study in English of Heiner Müller, arguably the most important figure in the German theatre after Brecht. Its prime aim is to introduce Müller to an Anglophone public largely unfamiliar with his work. Brecht's most significant spiritual heir, Müller wrote almost all his texts in direct response to other literary works and posed even more challenges to received notions of originality than Brecht. His typical practice, this study argues, was to set up 'source' authors as broad paradigms and then imitate them, in order to explode or embarrass their assumptions about history and the relationship of art to history. History being a perennial bloodbath, all previous creators were guilty shadows with whom the living had a grave obligation to grapple. This book attempts not to unmask Müller but rather to illuminate his work and thought by way of his carefully chosen alter egos.

    • First English study of Heiner Müller
    • Written by Jonathan Kalb, author of Beckett in Performance (CUP 1991)
    • Also surveys general state of contemporary theatre
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521550048
    • length: 275 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.578kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2005
  • Table of Contents

    Reference Note
    List of illustrations
    1. Müller as Müller: Introduction
    2. Müller as Brecht (The Horatian)
    3. Müller as Kleist (Volokolamsk Highway, Gundlings Life, Frederick of Prussia, Lessing's Sleep, Dream Scream, Mauser)
    4. Müller as Mayakovsky (The Scab, The Correction, The Resettler)
    5. Müller as Shakespeare (Macbeth, Anatomy of Titus, Fall of Rome)
    6. Müller as Artaud (Hamletmachine)
    7. Müller as Genet (The Mission)
    8. Müller as Wagner (Germania, Death in Berlin)
    9. Müller as Beckett (Description of a Picture)
    10. Müller as Proteus (Quartet)

  • Author

    Jonathan Kalb, Hunter College, City University of New York

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