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Title The play within the play : the performance of meta-theatre and self-reflection / edited by Gerhard Fischer, Bernhard Greiner.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 460 pages) : illustrations.
Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 0929-6999 ; 112
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 112. 0929-6999
Note Selection of papers delivered at the 2004 Sydney German Studies Symposium and revised and edited for publication.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The play within the play : scholarly perspectives / Gerhard Fischer and Bernhard Greiner -- I. The play within the play and the performance of self-reflection -- The birth of the subject out of the spirit of the play within the play : the Hamlet paradigm / Bernhard Greiner -- Self-reflexivity in the play within the play and its cross-genre manifestation / Yifen Beus -- 'Backstage discourse' : staging the other in ethnographic and colonial literature / Klaus R. Scherpe -- The play within the play and the closure of representation / David Roberts -- Playing and not playing in Jean Genet's The balcony and The Blacks / Caroline Sheaffer-Jones -- II. The play within the play and meta-theatre -- Self-reflection and self-reference -- The figure in the carpet : metadramatical concepts in Jacob Bidermann's Cenodoxus (1602) / Christian Sinn -- Holding a mirror up to theatre : Baro, Gougenot, Scudéry and Corneille as self-referentialists in Paris, 1628-1635/36 / John Golder -- Rehearsing the endgame : Max Frisch's Biography : a play / Manfred Jurgensen -- Tom Stoppard's The real Inspector Hound (1968) and The real thing (1982) : new frames and old / Barnard Turner -- The invisible fool : Botho Strauss's postmodern metadrama and the history of theatrical reality / Ulrike Landfester -- The theatre and its audience -- Queen of a bathtub : Hanoch Levin's political, aesthetic and ethical metatheatricality / Shimon Levy -- The disguised and distanced real(ity) play within the fictitious play in Israeli stage-drama / Gad Kaynar -- A lacerated culture, a self-reflective theatre : the case of Israeli drama / Zahava Caspi.
III. Perspectives on the world : comedy, melancholy, theatrum mundi -- 'Very tragical mirth' : the play within the play as a strategy for interweaving tragedy and comedy / Frank Zipfel -- Play and reality in Austrian drama : the figure of the Magister Ludi / Herbert Herzmann -- Playing tragedy : detaching tragedy from itself in classical drama from Lessing to Büchner / Helmut J. Schneider -- Playwrights playing with history : the play within the play and German historical drama (Büchner, Brecht, Weiss, Müller) / Gerhard Fischer -- Postmodernism unmasked : Rainald Goetz's Festung and Albert Ostermaier's The making of B-movie / Birgit Haas -- IV. The play within the play as agency of socio-cultural reflection and intercultural appropriation -- The context within : the play within the play between theatre anthropology, system theory and postcolonial critique / Lada Cale Feldman -- Intercultural framing in Aimé Césaire's Une tempête / Maurice Blackman -- Re-interpreting shadow material in an ancient Greek myth : Another night : Medea / Kyriaki Frantzi -- V. The play within the play as agency of intermedial transformation -- The play within the play and opera -- John Gay and the frame play / Yvonne Noble -- Opera within opera : contexts for a metastasian interlude / Donald Bewley -- Theatrical transformation, media superimposition and scenic reflection : pictorial qualities of modern theatre and the Hofmannsthal/Strauss opera Ariadne auf Naxos / Theresia Birkenhauer -- The play within the play and film -- Pushkin in love, or : a (screen)play within the play. The cinematic potential of romantic-ironic narration in Eugene Onegin / Erika Greber -- The text within the text, the screen within the screen : multi-layered representations in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet / Alessandro Abbate -- 'Gotta dance' (in the dark) : Lars von Trier's critique of the musical genre / Ken Woodgate.
The play within the play in narrative fiction -- The game of the narrative : Kleist's fiction from a game-theoretical perspective / Tim Mehigan -- French beans and mashed potatoes : agonistic play and symbolic acting in Gottfried Keller's prose fiction / Alexander Honold -- Playing with the apparatus : Franz Kafka's 'In the penal colony' and Barrie Kosky's interpretation for the Melbourne International Arts Festival / Ulrike Garde.
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Summary The thirty chapters of this innovative international study are all devoted to the topic of the play within the play . The authors explore the wide range of aesthetic, literary-theoretical and philosophical issues associated with this rhetorical device, not only in terms of its original meta-theatrical setting - from the baroque idea of a theatrum mundi onward to contemporary examples of postmodern self-referential dramaturgy - but also with regard to a variety of different generic applications, e.g. in narrative fiction, musical theatre and film. The authors, internationally recognized special.
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Subject Play within a play -- Congresses.
Drama -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Fischer, Gerhard, 1945-
Greiner, Bernhard.
Other Form: Print version: Play within the play. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007 9789042022577 9042022574 (OCoLC)173071553
ISBN 9781435612587 (electronic bk.)
1435612582 (electronic bk.)
9789042022577 (hd. bd.)
9042022574 (hd. bd.)