1. Home
  2. »
  3. Shakespeare Jahrbuch
  4. »
  5. Volume 146 (2010)

Volume 146 (2010)

Shakespeare Jahrbuch 146 (2010)

SHAKESPEARE AND THE ONSET OF MODERNITY

At the beginning of the twentieth century Shakespeare was discovered as a modern playwright. In the context of a general cultural and political reorientation he allowed for a critical negotiation of dramatic, literary and critical conventions. The contributions to this volume explore the manifold and contradictory aspects of this ‘onset of modernity’ and discuss the competition between artistic experiments and conservative forms of ‘maintaining the classics’ – from political exploitation to aesthetic stylization. Jonathan Bate traces the German appropriation of Shakespeare from Herder via Wagner to Hitler and contrasts their nationalism with the aesthetically motivated reception by Walter Pater. Richard Wilson’s contribution engages with Edward Gordon Craig, with his work on Shakespeare in particular, and his aesthetic considerations on the theatre in general – both were particularly inspired by his stay in Weimar. The tension between power and modernity, between political authority and art, which fascinated Craig, also particularly marked the German engagement with Shakespeare and his contemporaries after World War I: Hans Henny Jahnn’s Richard III from 1917, a “panorama of human cruelty”, is at the center of Jan Bürger’s essay; Peter W. Marx engages with Leopold Jessner’s Shakespeare productions in the 1920s and early 1930s; Werner von Koppenfels shows how Bertolt Brecht’s and Lion Feuchtwanger’s The Life of Edward the Second of England (1924) introduced the young Brecht to a new style of drama. Katrin Trüstedt shifts the perspective by reading King Lear and The Tempest against the backdrop of a debate between Carl Schmitt and Hans Blumenberg regarding the ‘upheaval of modernity’. Using Between the Acts (1941) and its intertextual references to A Midsummer Night’s Dream as an example, Claudia Olk analyses the relationship between narrative prose, drama and the staging of history. Finally, Norbert Lammert unsparingly takes stock of Weimar’s ‘onset of modernity’ and convincingly shows that although Weimar was able to become a site of such an ‘onset’ from an artistic point of view, the political idea of a “state in the spirit of Goethe” (Peter Gay) was doomed to failure from the very beginning.

 

 

 

Inhaltsverzeichnis Band 146 (2010)

Vorträge und Aufsätze

Aufbruch in die Moderne

  • Shakespeare in the Twilight of Romanticism: Wagner, Swinburne, Pater. By Jonathan Bate
  • Hamlet in Weimar: Gordon Craig and the Nietzsche Archive. By Richard Wilson
  • “Ein unsäglich leidender Mensch”: Wie Hans Henny Jahnn 1917 einen anderen Richard III. entworfen hat. Von Jan Bürger
  • Stufen der Abstraktion: Leopold Jessners Shakespeare-Inszenierungen 1919–1932. Von Peter Marx
  • “Der erste Ansatz zu einem großen Drama, der in Deutschland seit Jahren zu spüren ist”: Brechts Marlowe. Von Werner von Koppenfels
  • Schiffbruch mit Zuschauer: Schmitt, Blumenberg und das Theater der Moderne. Von Katrin Trüstedt
  • Virginia Woolf’s “Elizabethan Play”: Between the Acts and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. By Claudia Olk
  • Weimar und das Scheitern der Moderne: Kein Königsdrama. Von Norbert Lammert

 ***

  • Shall I compare? Zeitgenössische AutorInnen kontern Shakespeares 18. Sonett. Von Erika Greber

Miszelle

  • Romeo und Julia – ohne Balkon. Von Horst Breuer

 

Theaterschau

Shakespeare auf deutschsprachigen Bühnen 2008/2009

(Gesamtredaktion: Norbert Greiner)

  • Vorbemerkung (Norbert Greiner)
  • Die Disco-Ikone als Machiavel, die Tristesse der Liebe und die Lust am Nichts –Shakespeare auf norddeutschen Bühnen (Felix Sprang)
  • Will, Wilson und Wainright: Shakespeares Sonette light? – Heinrich VIII: Zwischen Klamauk und bedrängender Intensität. Zwei dramatische Entdeckungen auf Berliner Bühnen (Manfred Pfister, Ekkehart Krippendorf)
  • Im Westen viel Neues? – Shakespeare stereotyp, im Retrostil und als Agitprop an Ruhr, Rhein und Neckar (Claus Clemens, Bernd Hirsch, Norbert Greiner)
  • Blutjunge Begabung zum Bösewicht und ein Psychopath in der Mönchskutte – Shakespeare in München(Ingeborg Boltz, Eva Wechselberger)
  • Von Kindsköpfen und Theaterflüchen – Shakespeare auf Österreichs Bühnen (Ludwig Schnauder, Holger Klein)
  • Liebeswirren – mal leicht, mal schwer – Shakespeare auf Schweizer Alternativbühnen (Markus Marti)
  • Verzeichnis der Shakespeare-Inszenierungen, Spielzeit 2008/2009 (Reinhard Krakow)

 

Bücherschau

(Gesamtredaktion: Tobias Döring und Joachim Frenk)

  • Mozart oder Beethoven? Zur Neuausgabe unseres anderen Shakespeare

Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works, ed. by G. Taylor / J. Lavagnino; G. Taylor / J. Lavagnino eds., Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture: A Companion to the Collected Works (L. Erne)

  • Mann zu werden ist doch schwer: Zur Theorie und Praxis des ersten Geschlechts

C. Bates, Masculinity, Gender and Identity in the English Renaissance; C. M. Billing, Masculinity, Corporality and the English Stage 1580–1635; T. MacFaul, Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries; J. C. Vaught, Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern English Literature (D. Feldmann); T. Howard, Women as Hamlet: Performance and Interpretation in Theatre, Film and Fiction (L. Steveker)  

  • Am Nabel des Traums: Moderne Umarbeitung – Umarbeitung der Moderne

M. Garber, Shakespeare and Modern Culture; M. Garber, Profiling Shakespeare (E. Bronfen); M. J. Kidnie, Shakespeare and the Problem of Adaptation; R. Jackson, Shakespeare Films in the Making: Vision, Production and Reception; R. Burt, Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (R. Weidle); C. Carson / F. Karim-Cooper eds., Shakespeare’s Globe: A Theatrical Experiment; P. Yachnin / P. Badir eds., Shakespeare and the Cultures of Performance (S. Watzka)

  • Juden und Muslime: Zur Funktionsgeschichte christlicher Identifikation

B. S. Robinson, Islam and Early Modern Literature: The Politics of Romance from Spencer to Milton; B. Andrea, Women and Islam in Early Modern Literature (E. Ruge); A. G. Bonnell, Shylock in Germany: Antisemitism and the German Theatre from the Enlightenment to the Nazis; J. Adelman, Blood Relations: Christian and Jew in The Merchant of Venice; M. Ephraim, Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage (Z. Ackermann)

  • Was bin ich? Dialoge mit dem Selbst und seiner Sprache

R. Bedford / L. Davis / P. Kelly eds., Early Modern English Lives: Autobiography and Self-Representation 1500–1660; M. A. Skura, Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness (G. Rippl); N. Selleck, The Interpersonal Idiom in Shakespeare, Donne, and Early Modern Culture (M. Fetzer); D. Jancsó, Excitements of Reason: The Presentation of Thought in Shakespeare’s Plays and Wittgenstein’s Philosophy (I. Berensmeyer)  

  • Stimme, Lachen, Krieg und Rache: Kulturhistorische Erkundungen

G. Bloom, Voice in Motion: Staging Gender, Shaping Sound in Early Modern England; C. Mazzio, The Inarticulate Renaissance: Language Trouble in an Age of Eloquence (W. Brönnimann); I. Ghose, Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History; D. Ellis, Shakespeare’s Practical Jokes: An Introduction to the Comic in His Works (A. Hadfield); S. Barker, War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries; J. A. Lynn II, Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe; R. King / P. J. C. M. Franssen eds., Shakespeare and War (I. Habermann); T. Rist, Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England (A. Müller-Wood)  

  • Vom Schlafen und Wachen der Vernunft: Ungeheures aus der Nacht und Wissenschaft

K. Hodgkin / M. O’Callaghan / S. J. Wiseman eds., Reading the Early Modern Dream: The Terrors of the Night; J. Drakakis / D. Townshend eds., Gothic Shakespeares; E. Bronfen, Tiefer als der Tag gedacht: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Nacht (T. Döring); J. Sawday, Engines of the Imagination: Renaissance Culture and the Rise of the Machine; F. C. H. Sprang, Londons Fountaine of Arts and Sciences: Bildliche und theatrale Vermittlungsinstanzen naturwissenschaftlichen Denkens im frühneuzeitlichen London (J. Frenk)

  • Exzellenz ohne Cluster: Bilanz eines Forscherlebens

Schabert ed., Wolfgang Clemen im Kontext seiner Zeit: Ein Beitrag zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte vor und nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg (F.-R. Hausmann)

  • Anzeigen

 

Berichte und Ankündigungen

  • Tätigkeitsbericht des Präsidenten (Frühjahr 2009). Von Andreas Höfele  
  • Shakespeare: Aufbruch in die Moderne – Shakespeare-Tage in Weimar, 23.–26. April 2009. Von Dieter Fuchs
  • “Kleine Herbsttagung” in Köln, 27.–28. November 2009. Von Dieter Fuchs
  • Wolfgang Clemen zum Hundertsten – oder: “De Clementicoincidentiaoppositorum”. VonRuth Freifrau von Ledebur

 ***

  • Register
  • Über die Autorinnen und Autoren der Aufsätze und Vorträge
  • Martin-Lehnert-Preis
Privacy Preferences

When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in the form of cookies. Here you can change your Privacy preferences. It is worth noting that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking code.
Click to enable/disable Google Fonts.
Click to enable/disable Google Maps.
Click to enable/disable video embeds.
Our website uses cookies, mainly from 3rd party services. Define your Privacy Preferences and/or agree to our use of cookies.