Berlinische Dramaturgien: dramaturgical practices in the German metropolis

Simke, Ann-Christine (2017) Berlinische Dramaturgien: dramaturgical practices in the German metropolis. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis consists of three substantial case studies exploring the work of dramaturgy departments at three different theatres in Berlin during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: at the Deutsches Theater Berlin under the directorship of Max Reinhardt at the beginning of the twentieth century, at the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer under the directorship of Peter Stein during the 1960s and 1970s, and at the Maxim Gorki Theater in the first season of Shermin Langhoff and Jens Hillje’s directorship in 2013/14.
The study locates dramaturgical practices within a wider cultural and political field – from metropolitan culture in Wilhelmine Berlin to the anti-authoritarian theatre movement in West Germany and finally to contemporary debates on postmigrant theatre and cosmopolitanism in the reunified Germany of the twenty-first century. It applies a mixed-methods approach that focuses equally on performance analyses as well as analyses of historical documents such as theatre journals and theatre programmes. In its holistic approach to the practice of dramaturgy, it seeks to make a contribution to scholarship on dramaturgy in historical as well as contemporary perspectives.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Dramaturgy, ephemera, theatre programmes, Berlin, Max Reinhardt, Deutsches Theater, Schaubühne Berlin, Peter Stein, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Shermin Langhoff, postmigrant theatre, metropolitan culture, anti-authoritarian theatre.
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Supervisor's Name: Heinrich, Dr. Anselm
Date of Award: 2017
Embargo Date: 23 May 2023
Depositing User: Dr Ann-Christine Simke
Unique ID: glathesis:2017-8194
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 03 May 2022 07:37

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