Gadamer, History and the Classics: Fugard, Marowitz, Berkoff and Harrison Rewrite the Theatre

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dc.contributor.author Forsyth, Alison
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-12T14:59:19Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-12T14:59:19Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Forsyth , A 2002 , Gadamer, History and the Classics: Fugard, Marowitz, Berkoff and Harrison Rewrite the Theatre . Peter Lang . en
dc.identifier.isbn 0-8204-5265-3
dc.identifier.other PURE: 84545
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1072
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1072
dc.description Forsyth, A. (2002). Gadamer, History and the Classics: Fugard, Marowitz, Berkoff and Harrison Rewrite the Theatre. Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory: Vol. 15. New York: Peter Lang. RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Should The Merchant of Venice be staged post-Holocaust? How was Antigone (an icon of noble suffering in the Western liberal humanist tradition) received in Apartheid-riven South Africa? These are some of the questions confronted in this examination of the potential of rewriting the classics to produce new or altered meanings by virtue and not in spite of such works' cultural cachet. Too often the space that exists between present realities and the interpretative stasis that typifies our reception of canonical texts is overlooked or used to bolster fruitless canon-busting polemics. This book persuasively advocates the productive potential of rewriting the canon whereby we are challenged to re-cognize that the often unsatisfactory absolutes with which we attempt to rationalize the world are inextricably bound up with, shaped and sustained by our hermeneutically dulled reception of high culture. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Peter Lang
dc.title Gadamer, History and the Classics: Fugard, Marowitz, Berkoff and Harrison Rewrite the Theatre en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Drama and Theatre Research en


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