Title

Gesamkunstwerk: The Paradoxical Theory that has no Problem Whatsoever

Date

6-1-2017 11:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 11:45 AM

Location

WUC Santiam Room

Department

Theatre

Session Chair

Michael Phillips

Session Title

Theatre History Paper presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Michael Phillips

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Gesamkunstwerk is an artistic theory from Richard Wagner, discussing the accumulation of all parts of a work into a “total art.” Many theorists have difficulty with the concept, and this paper will discuss the nature of the Gesamkunstwerk and the difficulties of becoming overly theoretical in approaching it; furthermore, it will be discussed how to view Wagner and his theory.

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Jun 1st, 11:30 AM Jun 1st, 11:45 AM

Gesamkunstwerk: The Paradoxical Theory that has no Problem Whatsoever

WUC Santiam Room

Gesamkunstwerk is an artistic theory from Richard Wagner, discussing the accumulation of all parts of a work into a “total art.” Many theorists have difficulty with the concept, and this paper will discuss the nature of the Gesamkunstwerk and the difficulties of becoming overly theoretical in approaching it; furthermore, it will be discussed how to view Wagner and his theory.