One may say that tragedy deals with the sufferings of mankind in a less serious way than comedy

https://youtu.be/Ec0clERjQ5A Lotte Lenya singing "Seeräuber Jenny" in the original 1931 film Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) In a 1974 interview, Arendt said that one of her main goals in writing Eichmann in Jerusalem was "to destroy the legend of the greatness of evil, of the demonic force, to take away from people the admiration they … Continue reading One may say that tragedy deals with the sufferings of mankind in a less serious way than comedy

Sunday readings: Jacques Rancière

Reformers of theatre have reformulated Plato’s opposition between choros and theatre as one between the truth of the theatre and the simulacrum of the spectacle. … Since German Romanticism, thinking about theatre has been associated with this idea of the living community. … the community as a way of occupying a place and a time, as the … Continue reading Sunday readings: Jacques Rancière