Performing History: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Conetmporary Theatre

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University of Iowa Press, Sep 1, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
In his examination of the ways in which theatre participates in the ongoing representations of and debates about the past, Freddie Rokem concentrates on the ways in which theatre after World War II has presented different aspects of the French Revolution and the Holocaust, showing us that by “performing history” actors bring the historical past and the theatrical present together.

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ree European Productions about the French
ree American Productions of Dantons Death 13
Three European

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About the author (2000)

Freddie Rokem is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Philosophers and Thespians: Thinking Performance, Strindberg’s Secret Codes, Performing History: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre (Iowa, 2000), and Theatrical Space in Ibsen, Chekhov, and Strindberg: Public Forms of Privacy.

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