Reconsidering National Plays in Europe

Editors: van der Poll, Suze, van der Zalm, Rob (Eds.)

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  • Examines a wide geographical range of case studies both within and beyond the canon
  • Offers a better understanding of a nation’s self-image and of how it is liable to change
  • Spans Theatre and Performance Studies, Cultural Studies and European Studies
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This volume frames the concept of a national play. By analysing a number of European case studies, it addresses the following question: Which play could be regarded as a country's national play, and how does it represent its national identity? The chapters provide an in-depth look at plays in eight different countries: Germany (Die Räuber, Friedrich Schiller), Switzerland (Wilhelm Tell, Friedrich Schiller), Hungary (Bánk Bán, József Katona), Sweden (Gustav Vasa, August Strindberg), Norway (Peer Gynt, Henrik Ibsen), the Netherlands (The Good Hope, Herman Heijermans), France (Tartuffe, Molière), and Ireland. This collection is especially relevant at a time of socio-political flux, when national identity and the future of the nation state is being reconsidered.

About the authors

Suze van der Poll is Assistant Professor in the Department of Scandinavian Studies and the Department of Modern European Literature at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has published on Henrik Ibsen and on contemporary Norwegian literature. She has recently published The Return of the Narrative: the Call for the Novel (co-edited with Sabine van Wesemael, 2015).

Rob van der Zalm is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has published extensively on Dutch theatre history, and written several biographies of Dutch directors and actors. He was affiliated with the Dutch Theatre Museum from 1994 until 2013, where he curated several exhibitions.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reconsidering National Plays in Europe
Editors
  • Suze van der Poll
  • Rob van der Zalm
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75334-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75334-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75333-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09203-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 283
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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