Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Brecht, Turkish Theater, and Turkish-German Literature: Reception, Adaptation, and Innovation after 1960 - Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture v. 188 (Hardback)
  • Brecht, Turkish Theater, and Turkish-German Literature: Reception, Adaptation, and Innovation after 1960 - Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture v. 188 (Hardback)
zoom

Brecht, Turkish Theater, and Turkish-German Literature: Reception, Adaptation, and Innovation after 1960 - Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture v. 188 (Hardback)

(author)
£65.00
Hardback 174 Pages / Published: 01/04/2018
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Bertolt Brecht died in 1956, but his theory and practice has continued to shape debates about the politics of culture - not only in Germany, but in Turkey as well, where a new generation of intellectuals emerged during a period of liberalization in the 1960s and sought to link culture to politics, art to life, theater to revolutionary practice. Ever since, Brecht has connected two cultures that have become ever more intertwined. Drawing upon archival research and close textual analysis, this study reconstructs how Brecht's thought was first interpreted by theater practitioners in Turkey and then by Turkish writers living in Germany. Gezen first focuses on Turkey in the 1960s, reconstructing theater programming and critical debates in literary journals in order to explore how Brechtian stage productions thematized issues in Turkish politics and cultural affairs. She then traces the significance of Brechtian theater practice and aesthetics for Aras OEren (1939-) and Emine Sevgi OEzdamar (1946-), two important writers, actors, and dramatists who emigrated to Germany. By shedding light on their theatrical involvement in Turkey and East and West Germany, this study not only introduces a new context for comprehending individual works, but also enhances our understanding of the intellectual interchanges that shaped the emergence of Turkish-German literature. Ela E. Gezen is Associate Professor of German at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781640140240
Number of pages: 174
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

You may also be interested in...

Death of a Salesman: York Notes Advanced
Added to basket
"A Doll's House"
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
The Importance of Being Earnest
Added to basket
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Added to basket
The Glass Menagerie
Added to basket
The Duchess of Malfi
Added to basket
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Added to basket
Blood Brothers
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Writing Home
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Shakespeare
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Shakespeare's Restless World
Added to basket
A View from the Bridge
Added to basket
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare)
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.