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'In das Drama zurückgeworfen'.: Zu politischen und stilistischen Fragen bei Marlene Streeruwitz

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Translated title of the contributionThrown Back into Drama: Political and Stylistic Considerations in the Work of Marlene Streeruwitz
Publication date4/08/2020
Host publicationDevelopments in Drama and Theatrical Forms in Austria since the 1960s
EditorsSieglinde Klettenhammer, Wolfgang Wiesmüller
Place of PublicationInnsbruck
PublisherInnsbruck University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (print)9783901064562
<mark>Original language</mark>German

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NameGermanistische Reihe
PublisherInnsbruck University Press


Marlene Streeruwitz’s oft repeated disavowal of the theatre is under scrutiny here. Theater Heute’s Nachwuchsdramatikerin of 1992, Streeruwitz is nevertheless better known and more highly fêted as a prose writer. Streeruwitz has never completely abandoned the dramatic mode, however, and I examine two of her most recent plays, Die letzten Tage der Zweiten Republik (2017) and Mar-a-Lago. oder. Neuschwanstein. (2018) to revisit the reasons for Streeruwitz’s disaffection for the theatre. What traces are to be found in these new works of Streeruwitz’s 1990s’ Absurdist explorations of the human condition and of modern society and what motivates Streeruwitz’s political explorations of the 2010s?