Theatre of Anger: Radical Transnational Performance in Contemporary Berlin

By Olivia Landry

© 2021

In Theatre of Anger, Olivia Landry offers a provocative new vision of anger as more than just hate and violence. Studying the work of a new generation of transnational theatre practitioners in Berlin, she illuminates how anger can be an affirmative and critical tool in the project of social justice and resistance. To develop her theory of anger, Landry delves into philosophical texts, theatre history, and Black feminist theory from Aristotle, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and Bertolt Brecht to Audre Lorde, bell hooks, and Sara Ahmed.

Landry focuses not only on the social and political significance of the theatre of anger and the ways in which it rages against racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, sexism, and homophobia, but also on its aesthetic and theoretical innovation. Through readings of key works, Theatre of Anger asks what it means in our present world to construct political theatre.

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  • Series: German and European Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Theatre of Anger examines contemporary transnational theatre in Berlin through the political scope of anger, and its trajectory from Aristotle all the way to Audre Lorde and bell hooks.

Theatre of Anger: Radical Transnational Performance in Contemporary Berlin

By Olivia Landry

© 2021

In Theatre of Anger, Olivia Landry offers a provocative new vision of anger as more than just hate and violence. Studying the work of a new generation of transnational theatre practitioners in Berlin, she illuminates how anger can be an affirmative and critical tool in the project of social justice and resistance. To develop her theory of anger, Landry delves into philosophical texts, theatre history, and Black feminist theory from Aristotle, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and Bertolt Brecht to Audre Lorde, bell hooks, and Sara Ahmed.

Landry focuses not only on the social and political significance of the theatre of anger and the ways in which it rages against racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, sexism, and homophobia, but also on its aesthetic and theoretical innovation. Through readings of key works, Theatre of Anger asks what it means in our present world to construct political theatre.

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Product Details

  • Series: German and European Studies
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Olivia Landry is an assistant professor of German at Lehigh University.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction: Theater of Anger as Theater of Desintegration
    1: In Defense of Anger: From a History of Social Justice to the Theater
    2: Get Deutsch or Die Tryin’; or, Confronting a History of Exclusion and Violence
    3: Staging “Muslim Rage”
    4: Documentaries of Outrage
    5: Salzmann’s Angry Youths
    6: “Theater of the Twenty-First Century”: An Interview with Sasha Marianna Salzmann
    Conclusion: Anger in the Future Sense
    Bibliography

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