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Eine alltägliche Tätigkeit: performing the everyday in the avant-garde theatre scene of late nineteenth-century Berlin

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This dissertation situates late nineteenth-century Berlin's reception of naturalist drama in contemporary discourse about European modernism, which to date has disregarded the significant impact of this cultural environment. Examining the Berlin avant-garde's demand for "truth" and "authenticity," this study highlights its legacy of promoting more honest and dynamic forms of human interaction.

Sketching the historical background, Chapter 1 demonstrates how the reception of Henrik Ib...

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University of Oxford
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Wolfson College
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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