Holocaust Drama

The Theater of Atrocity

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  • 0511512805
  • 9780521494250
  • 9780511512803
The Holocaust - the systematic attempted destruction of European Jewry and other 'threats' to the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945 - has been portrayed in fiction, film, memoirs, and poetry. Gene Plunka's study will add to this chronicle with an examination of the theatre of the Holocaust. Including thorough critical analyses of more than thirty plays, this book explores the seminal twentieth-century Holocaust dramas from the United States, Europe, and Israel. Biographical information about the playwrights, production histories of the plays, and pertinent historical information are provided, placing the plays in their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Cambridge University Press; April 2009
  • ISBN 9780511512803
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  • Title: Holocaust Drama
  • Author: Gene A. Plunka
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511512805
  • 9780521494250
  • 9780511512803

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'This excellent study, which includes an extensive historical introduction and a comprehensive bibliography, acknowledges the difficulties of representing the Holocaust on stage, yet counters them by the need to bear witness to the atrocities as a legacy of the victims … the odd lack of reference to works created after the 1980s do not detract from the importance of this extensive, sensitive and insightful book.' Journal of Theatre Research International

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511512805
  • 9780521494250
  • 9780511512803