By David Krasner
Masking the interval 1879 to 1959, and taking in every little thing from Ibsen to Beckett, this e-book is quantity one among a two-part accomplished exam of the performs, dramatists, and activities that contain smooth global drama.Contains specified research of performs and playwrights, connecting topics and delivering unique interpretationsIncludes assurance of non-English works and traditions to create an international view of contemporary dramaConsiders the effect of modernism in paintings, song, literature, structure, society, and politics at the formation of recent dramatic literatureTakes an interpretative and analytical method of glossy dramatic texts instead of concentrating on construction historyIncludes assurance of the ways that staging practices, layout techniques, and appearing kinds expert the development of the dramas
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Not just cash, but what money means socially, politically, and ethically; as Marx noted (see quote above), money has the power to change reality and ethics. Second is his keen, self-effacing irony about his proletarian condition: even God partakes in the joke at his expense. He is a proletarian not only for life but into the “after” life. ”100 It is not merely Woyzeck’s obsession with money that matters, but a modern concept of money in which possession preempts and renders unnecessary all pre-monetary forms of social relationships: reciprocity, redistribution, kinship, ritual, family, and morality.
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