New Course, Fall 2019 German 64.04 Theater and the Revolution

GERM 64.04 - Theater and the Revolution

The modern theater is born from the spirit of unrest and revolution. This course is an introduction to the concept of the revolution and its relation to some of the most ground-breaking plays of modern drama. Particular emphasis will be given to the intersection between theater and history, art and politics, stage and the passion for justice. But along the way, we will cross the question of love, betrayal, disgust, rage, melancholia and death. We will read plays by Georg Büchner, Bertolt Brecht and Peter Weiss, and by contemporary playwrights Heiner Müller and Elfriede Jelinek (class in German).