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Adapting Hein’s Willenbrock: Andreas Dresen and the Legacy of the GDR ‘Ensemble’ Tradition

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dc.contributor.author Conacher, Jean E.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-25T10:56:50Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-030-25160-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8860
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 09/05/2022
dc.description.abstract One of the leading German film-directors, Andreas Dresen is renowned for working with close-knit teams of collaborators on films characterised by improvisation and collective cinematic approaches. His filming, in 2005, of Christoph Hein's novel, "Willenbrock", represents his first experiment in literary adaptation. This chapter traces the ensemble traditions of GDR/East German theatre from the work of Stanislavsky and Brecht and discusses its impact also on DEFA film production. It argues that "Willenbrock" may be understood as part of this continuing legacy and demonstrates how Dresen draws on these traditions to achieve a possible synthesis of Brechtian and Stanislavskian approaches, in offering his audience, his ensemble and himself a potentially radical 'critical experience' triggering both personal and professional self-reflection and a deeper analysis of societal concerns. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art: Process and Practice, Cronin, Bernadette, MagShamráin, Rachel, Preuschoff, Nikolai (eds);pp. 193-213
dc.relation.uri https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030251604
dc.subject Andreas Dresen en_US
dc.subject Christoph Hein en_US
dc.subject Willenbrock en_US
dc.subject Bertolt Brecht en_US
dc.subject Konstantin Stanislawsky en_US
dc.subject DEFA film en_US
dc.subject ensemble theatre en_US
dc.subject improvisation en_US
dc.subject GDR theatre en_US
dc.subject GDR cinema en_US
dc.title Adapting Hein’s Willenbrock: Andreas Dresen and the Legacy of the GDR ‘Ensemble’ Tradition en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-05-23T15:21:27Z
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2022-05-09
dc.embargo.terms 2022-05-09 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
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dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status Peer reviewed


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