Performing arts in the Austrian 18th Century # 1

202 p.
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The 18th century is in more than one respect a fascinating era for the performing arts: for the first time people are reflecting on the craft of acting and points of view are taken. As an inevitable consequence the art of the theatre is officially recognised, i.e. as the mirror of a perfect society. Theatre became a 'métier' for the use of political systems, the absolutism and enlightenment. Another striking fact is the international attitude of the theatre: language is not prominent, but the artistic aspects of scenography (painting), music, dance and play score high. The overwhelming force is in the worlds of reflexion and moral. In this way the ideal and imaginary world of the theatre inevitably undoes the culture until then dominated by an international aristocracy. When composing the standard work Een theatergeschiedenis der Nederlanden (‘A History of Theatre in the Netherlands’, Amsterdam, 1996, ed. Rob Erenstein) it became clear that a lot of research was still to be done about 18th century performing arts. This book tries to give a new and stimulating filling in for further research here and abroad.

OndertitelNew directions in historical and methodological research
Formaat160 x 240 mm
Volume202 p.
Over de auteur

Jaak Van Schoor was Professor of Theater at Ghent University and Chairman of the Flemish Center of the International Theater Institute prior to his retirement. Christel Stalpaert is Professor of Theater, Performance, and Media Studies at Ghent University. Bram Van Oostveldt is Assistant Professor of Theater Studies at the University of Amsterdam.