The Theatre of the Bauhaus: the Modern and Postmodern Stage of Oskar Schlemmer

Trimingham, Melissa (2011) The Theatre of the Bauhaus: the Modern and Postmodern Stage of Oskar Schlemmer. Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies . Routledge, New York and London, 214 pp. ISBN 9780415403986. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Focusing on the work of painter, choreographer and scenic designer Oskar Schlemmer, the ‘Master Magician’ and leader of the Theatre Workshop, this book explains this ‘theatre of high modernism’ and its his-torical role in design and performance studies; further, it connects the Bauhaus exploration of space with contemporary stages and contemporary ethics, aesthetics and society. In demonstrating the Bauhaus stage work to be an evolving and embodied experience, central to Bauhaus Modernism, the writer offers a new interpretation of the institution as a whole, in terms of a ‘post’ modern fissure in the Bauhaus master plan, a fissure that be-gins on its stage. Selected Contents: 1: The Theatre of the Bauhaus 2: Modernism 3: Space: Light and Scenery 4: Body and Motion 5: Body and Objects 6: Sound 7: Time 8: Afterword Notes This volume will be of use to students and academics involved in the areas of twentieth-century performance, the history of performance art, the history of avant-garde theatre, modern German theatre, and Weimar-era performance

Item Type: Book
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Melissa Trimingham
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 15:38
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 09:26
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26299 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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