Benjamin Bennett is Kenan Professor of German at the University of Virginia. His many books include Theater As Problem: Modern Drama and Its Place in Literature, Beyond Theory: Eighteenth-Century German Literature and the Poetics of Irony (both from Cornell), and Goethe as Woman: The Undoing of Literature. His first book, Modern Drama and German Classicism: Renaissance from Lessing to Brecht (also from Cornell), won the MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize.
All Theater Is Revolutionary Theater
All Theater Is Revolutionary Theater is the first book to consider why, in the Western tradition (and only in the Western tradition), theatrical drama is regarded as its own literary or poetic type, when the criteria needed to differentiate drama...