Table of contents for Postdramatic theatre / Hans-Thies Lehmann ; translated and with an afterword by Karen Jürs-Munby.

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CONTENTS
PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION				
	
PROLOGUE
	The Stakes								
	Intentions								
	Trade Secrets of Dramatic Theatre					
	Caesura of the Media Society						
	Names									
	Paradigm								
	Postmodern and Postdramatic					
	Choice of Term							
	Tradition and the Postdramatic Talent 				
DRAMA
Drama and Theatre
	¿Epicization¿ ¿ Peter Szondi, Roland Barthes			
	The Estrangement of Theatre and Drama				
	¿Dramatic Discourse¿							
	Theatre after Brecht							
	Suspended Suspense							
	¿What a drama!¿							
	¿Formalist Theatre¿ and Imitation					
	Mimesis of Action							
	¿Energetic Theatre¿							
Drama and Dialectic
	Drama, History, Meaning						
Aristotle: The Ideal of Surveyability (Synopton) 			
Hegel 1: the Exclusion of the Real					
Hegel 2: The Performance					
PRE-HISTORIES
Towards a Prehistory of Postdramatic Theatre 
	Theatre and Text							
	The Twentieth Century						
	First Stage: ¿Pure¿ and ¿Impure¿ Drama				
	Second Stage: Crisis of Drama, Theatre goes its own way(s) 	
	Autonomization, Retheatricalization					
	Third Stage: ¿Neo-Avant-garde¿ 					
A Short Look Back at the Historical Avant-gardes			
	Lyrical Drama, Symbolism						
	Stasis, Ghosts								
	Stage Poetry								
	Acts, Actions								
	Speed, Numbers							
	Landscape Play							
	¿Pure Form¿								
	Expressionism								
	Surrealism								
PANORAMA OF POSTDRAMATIC THEATRE
Beyond Dramatic Action: Ceremony, Voices in Space, Landscape	
	Kantor or the Ceremony						
	Grüber or Reverberations in Space					
	Wilson or the Landscape						
Postdramatic Theatrical Signs
	Retreat of Synthesis							
	Dream Images								
	Synaesthesia								
	Performance Text							
	1. Parataxis/Non-hierarchy						
	2. Simultaneity								
	3. Play with the Density of Signs					
	4. Plethora								
	5. Musicalization							
	6. Scenography, Visual Dramaturgy					
	7. Warmth and Coldness						
	8. Physicality								
	9. ¿Concrete Theatre¿							
	10. Irruption of the Real						
	11. Event/Situation							
Examples
	1. An Evening with Jan and his Friends				
	2. Narrations								
	3. Scenic Poem							
	4. Between the Arts							
	5. Scenic Essay							
	6. ¿Cinematographic Theatre¿					
	7. Hypernaturalism							
	8. Cool Fun								
	9. Theatre of ¿Shared¿ Space						
	10. Theatre Solos, Monologies						
	11. Choral Theatre/ Theatre of the Chorus			
	12. Theatre of Heterogeneity						
PERFORMANCE
Theatre and Performance
	A Field Inbetween							
	The Positing (Setzung) of Performance				
	Self-transformation							
	Aggression, Responsibility						
The Present of Performance						
	
ASPECTS: TEXT ¿ SPACE ¿ TIME ¿ BODY ¿ MEDIA
Text
	Chora-graphy, the Body-text						
	Textscape, Theatre of Voices 						
Space
	Dramatic and Postdramatic Space					
Time
	Postdramatic Aesthetics of Time					
	The Unity of Time							
Body
	Postdramatic Images of the Body					
	Pain, Catharsis							
Media										
	Media in Postdramatic Theatre					
	Electronic Images as a Relief						
	¿Representability¿, Fate						
	
EPILOGUE
	The Political 								
	Intercultural Theatre							
	Representation, Measure and Transgression				
	Afformance Art?							
	Drama and Society							
	Theatre and the ¿Society of the Spectacle¿				
	Politics of Perception, Aesthetics of Responsibility			
	Aesthetics of Risk							
AFTERWORD 								
	What¿s in the ¿post¿?								(Post)dramatic theory ¿post¿ Szondi and Hegel			
	The Turn to Performance						
	Post-1960s Institutional Context, Memory, History and Palimpsest
	Theatre and World in the Age of Media: Are we post-postdrama?		Postmodern and Postdramatic Theory				
	Note on the Translation / Acknowledgement			
[NOTES]
BIBLIOGRAPHY								
[INDEX]

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Theater -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Experimental theater -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
German drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.