Embodied Memory: The Theatre of George Tabori

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University of Iowa Press, Dec 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 346 pages
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Making use of invaluable archival material, Feinberg's biographical account is followed by a study of Tabori's experimental theatre work. As did prominent avant-gardists such as Grotowski or Chaikin, Tabori sought to open up new vistas in an otherwise mainstream theatre system. Feinberg pays special attention to Tabori's theatrical innovations, most movingly found in his Holocaust plays. There Feinberg shows the ways in which Tabori's theatre becomes a locus of remembrance ("Gedachtnisort") and of unique, engaging memory-work ("Erinnerungsarbeit").
  

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George Tabori had a notable influence on modern German theater. A Jew born in Budapest in 1914, he spent his formative years in Hollywood and New York, where he did not have much success. (His most ... Read full review

Contents

A Biographical Introduction
1
Toward a Dangerous Theatre
52
The Dialectics of Freedom and Order Taboris Theaterlabor
83
KafkaOverpaint The Metamorphoses Performance
110
What Goes Under So Fabulously Cannot Be Lost Taboris Titanic
122
Play It Again Sam Staging Beckett
130
Lovers and Lunatics A Shakespeare Collage
163
King Lear Variations
173
A Black Mass in Berlin The Cannibals
197
The Wound and the Knife Variations on Shylock
209
A Mock Fairy Tale My Mothers Courage
225
The Dry Bones of Memory Jubilee
236
From Pathos to Bathos Mein Kampf
247
Concluding Remarks
263
Notes
269
Bibliography
323

Hamlet All Over Again
183
Othello The Triumph of a Defeated Man
187

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