Heiligenspielrezeption in der Schweiz 1929: Das Bruderklausenspiel von Oskar Eberle

Gfeller, Simone (2014). Heiligenspielrezeption in der Schweiz 1929: Das Bruderklausenspiel von Oskar Eberle. European Medieval Drama, 18, pp. 159-173. Belgium: Brepols Publishers 10.1484/J.EMD.5.110510

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Based on Hansjürgen Linke’s study about the history of the reception of religious and secular medieval plays in twentieth-century Germany, the paper examines the respective situation in Switzerland. It focusses on the Bruderklausenspiel (1929), written and staged by Oskar Eberle. The director and scholar Oskar Eberle, and the Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Theaterkultur (SGTK) were the most influential supporters of the reception of religious plays in twentieth-century Switzerland. While in Germany the revival of medieval theatre emphasized a Renaissance of a former national importance, in Switzerland, the situation was very different. The revival of religious plays had a certain confessional background, and the political idea was to strengthen national self-confidence, and to confirm the nation’s historical neutrality concerning foreign affairs.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Theater Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Gfeller, Simone

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

1378-2274

ISBN:

978-2-503-55055-8

Publisher:

Brepols Publishers

Language:

English

Submitter:

Heidy Greco-Kaufmann

Date Deposited:

26 Jul 2016 16:28

Last Modified:

26 Feb 2019 12:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1484/J.EMD.5.110510

Additional Information:

ISBN 978-2-503-55055-8

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Bruder Klaus, Heiligenspiel, Theatergeschichte Schweiz, Theatergeschichte, Oskar Eberle

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.84167

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/84167

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