Text as material? The category of ‘performativity’ in three postdramatic German theatre-texts

Barnett, David (2003) Text as material? The category of ‘performativity’ in three postdramatic German theatre-texts. In: Duttlinger, Carolin, Ruprecht, Lucia and Webber, Andrew (eds.) Performance and performativity in German cultural studies. German linguistic and cultural studies, 14 . Peter Lang, Oxford, UK, pp. 137-157. ISBN 9783039101504

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This essay investigates the performative possibilities of three German-language plays which may be considered 'postdramatic' (Jeff Koons by Rainald Goetz; The Making of. B Movie by Albert Ostermaier; and der mund ist aufgegangen by Ginka Steinwachs). The essay argues that postdramatic texts demand a very different treatment in the theatre from their dramatic counterparts in that the category of 'interpretation' requires reassessment.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: postdramatic german-language jeff koons rainald goetz making of b movie albert ostermaier mund aufgegangen ginka steinwachs performativity
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Depositing User: David Barnett
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 11:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1739
Google Scholar:3 Citations

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