Machines and Models for Modern Tragedy: Brecht/Berlau 'Antigone-Model 1948

Olga Taxidou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

This chapter re-assesses Brecht's relationship to Greek tragedy, through a close reading of his production of Holderlin's Antigone and first 'model' of Epic Theatre that resulted from this encounter. Rather than opposing Epic to Tragic form, this chapter claims that Brecht's attitude to tragic form is more ambivalent and nuanced. It proposes the view that the Antigone-Model suggests a way of reconciling tragic and epic form and only proposes an example of Epic theatre, but also a template for Modern Tragedy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-thinking Tragedy
EditorsRita Felski
Place of PublicationBaltimore
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages241-262
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-0-80-188739-0
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Tragedy, Brecht

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