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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...

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...

Performing Dialectics in an Age of Uncertainty, or: Why Post-Brechtian ≠ Postdramatic

David Barnett

David Barnett is Reader in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Sussex, and has published monographs on Heiner Müller (1998) and Rainer Werner Fassbinder (2005, paperback 2009), and co-edited a volume and edited a special issue of Contemporary Theatre Review on contemporary German theatre 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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...Early on in Hans-Thies Lehmann’s Postdramatic Theatre, one finds an explicit connection between Brechtian impulse and postdramatic response:Postdramatic theatre is a post- Brechtian theatre. It situates itself in a space opened up...

Postdramatic Reality Theatre and Productive Insecurity: Destabilising Encounters with the Unfamiliar in Theatre from Sydney and Berlin

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Since the early 1990s, Western theatre has witnessed a marked rise in cultural prominence of what we refer to as ‘Reality Theatre’. Such performance engages overtly with the ‘facts’ of social reality, and presents ‘real’ contemporary people...

A Future for Tragedy? Remarks on the Political and the Postdramatic

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The problem of the ‘political’ in contemporary postdramatic theatre practice is brought to the fore again by the fact that we are witnessing more and more attempts at making use of theatrical practice with the aim of realising some direct...