Bookshelf: Recent Books by GSL Authors

Theater im Medienzeitalter. Das postdramatische Theater von Elfriede Jelinek und Heiner Müller

2007

Dagmar Jaeger's book focuses on the use of contemporary theater by Austrian Elfriede Jelinek and East German Heiner Müller as a counterpoint to the prevailing media culture. Dagmar Jaeger analyzes theater that contrasts itself with mainstream ideas regarding, for example, history and identity. By utilizing multiple textual sources, these playwrights expose any narrative as constructed rather than natural, a distinction that a media culture blurs via the suspension of reality and fiction.