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Choruses, Ancient and Modern$
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Joshua Billings, Felix Budelmann, and Fiona Macintosh

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199670574

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.001.0001

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Revivals of Choric Theatre as Utopian Visions

Revivals of Choric Theatre as Utopian Visions

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(p.347) 19 Revivals of Choric Theatre as Utopian Visions
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Choruses, Ancient and Modern
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Erika Fischer-Lichte

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0020

In ‘Revivals of Choric Theatre as Utopian Visions’, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the changing attitudes towards the chorus in the German-speaking world with reference to the relationship between social utopias and choric theatre. Beginning with Max Reinhardt’s Theatre of Five Thousand, the chapter then examines the 1990s choric revival through a case study of the work of Einar Schleef set against the background of debates about participatory democracy. The chapter concludes with the radical choric theatre of Theatercombinat, which consists of a chorus alone and no protagonists.

Keywords:   Max Reinhardt, Thingspiel, utopias, Einar Schleef, Theatercombinat, Claudia Bosse

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