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Der Chor Im Theater Des 20. Jahrhunderts: Typologie Des Theatralen Mittels Chor Detlev Baur

Der Chor Im Theater Des 20. Jahrhunderts: Typologie Des Theatralen Mittels Chor

Detlev Baur

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9783484660304
Hardcover
220 pages
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The chorus was a central element in classical tragedy. In the modern age its presence normally represented a major barrier to the reception of the dramas of antiquity for dramatists, directors, and audiences alike. In 20th century drama, however, this apparently alien theatrical device has found increasing acceptance, even in plays without any direct back-reference to antiquity. The study looks at problems and potentialities in the use of the chorus in 20th century dramatic practice. With reference to stagings of classical dramas and modern plays and to texts about the theatre, a typology of the chorus phenomenon is proposed. The conclusion is that the chorus can enrich an involving present-day form of theatre in a variety of ways.