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1st Edition

Christoph Schlingensief's Realist Theater

ISBN 9780367487539
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

This book is the first study of the prolific German filmmaker, performance artist, and TV host Christoph Schlingensief (1960–2010) that identifies him as a practitioner of realism in the theater and lays out how theatrical realism can offer an aesthetic frame sturdy enough to hold together his experiments across media and genres.

This volume traces Schlingensief’s developing realism through his theater work in conventional theater venues, in less conventional venues, his opera work focusing on the production of Wagner’s Parsifal at Bayreuth, and his art installations on revolving platforms called Animatographs.

This book will be of great interest to scholars of theater, film, and performance art and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Schlingensief and Realism; 2. Rosebud: Realist (Anti)Drama; 3. Freakstars: Realist (Non)Acting; 4. Hamlet: There’s Something Rotten; 5. Please Love Austria: Realist (In)Efficiency; 6. Parsifal: The German Revolution; 7.The Animatograph: Realist Scenography; 8. Epilogue: It Takes an Opera Village; Bibliography; Index

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Ilinca Todorut is IB Theatre Arts Teacher at the United World College in Changshu, China.