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Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

Steve Giles

Translated by

Steve Giles

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , Steve Giles ~playauthor~Translated by~ Steve Giles

Methuen Drama, 2007

Modern Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... avant-garde and represents his first major collaboration with the composer Kurt Weill. It premiered in Leipzig in 1930 where it provoked a major scandal. This version is translated by Steve Giles....

Performing the Collective. Heiner Müller’s ‘Alone with These Bodies’ (‘Allein mit diesen Leibern’) as a Piece for Postdramatic Theatre

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...All translations in this chapter are my own unless otherwise noted.As Hans-Thies Lehmann writes in 1987, ‘the politics of a text is not determined by the theses it contains, rather by the manner in which it organises these [theses...

Spectres of Subjectivity: On the Fetish of Identity in (Post-)Postdramatic Choreography

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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... choreography, from Pina Bausch to William Forsythe, Trisha Brown and Steve Paxton: the Slovenian dancers, who had never had the opportunity to actually see these legendary performances themselves as they grew up, reconstructed them by learning them...

Parasitic Politics: Elfriede Jelinek’s ‘Secondary Dramas’ Abraumhalde and FaustIn and out

Karen Jürs-Munby

Dr Karen Jürs-Munby is a lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Lancaster, UK. She translated and wrote a critical introduction for Hans-Thies Lehmann's Postdramatic Theatre (Routledge, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The political can appear only indirectly in the theatre, at an oblique angle, modo obliquo. Hans-Thies Lehmann , ‘Wie...

Towards a Paradoxically Parallaxical Postdramatic Politics?

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Firstly: The political can appear only indirectly in the theatre, at an oblique angle, modo obliquo. And second: The political has an effect in the theatre if and only if it is in no way translatable or re-translatable into the logic...

Christoph Schlingensief’s Rocky Dutschke, ’68: A Reassessment of Activism in Theatre

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The arts in the 1990s were marked by a debate regarding the meaning and potential of leftist politics and politically engaged artistic practice in a period in which they seemed to have lost social relevance. This problem was linked not only...

Phenomenology and the Postdramatic: A Case Study of Three Plays by Ewald Palmetshofer

Jerome Carroll

Dr Jerome Carroll is lecturer in German Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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... they eschew plot or ‘generative action’ See Steve Giles , The Problem of Action in Modern European Drama ,...

Acting, Disabled: Back to Back Theatre and the Politics of Appearance

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...For some, any theatre that wants to have political relevance must find a way to overcome theatre’s own limitations: it must become more real, more immediate and more authentic than the empty forms of the past. This kind of claim...

Postdramatic Labour in The Builders Association’s Alladeen

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...We have to start with the diagnosis that the question of a political theatre changes radically under the conditions of the contemporary information society...

Political Fictions and Fictionalisations: History as Material for Postdramatic Theatre

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...It is only in the epilogue to his Postdramatic Theatre Hans-Thies Lehmann , Postdramatic Theatre , trans...