Which of the many literary theories would lend itself best to an interpretation of John Osborne's Luther? (Pschoanalytic, Marxist, Postmodernist, etc.)

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I would expect marxist theories to have some application, as John Osborne's Luther may be seen as a lament that the reformer did not become a full-fledged revolutionary (esp. in regard to the peasant uprisings of the 1520s). In the play, Luther presents a theological argument for suppressing the...

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I would expect marxist theories to have some application, as John Osborne's Luther may be seen as a lament that the reformer did not become a full-fledged revolutionary (esp. in regard to the peasant uprisings of the 1520s). In the play, Luther presents a theological argument for suppressing the peasants; this part of the play may be particularly ripe for marxist interpretations.

Postmodernist theories may also have relevance if you focus on questions of historicity (e.g. Frederic Jameson). The cover of the first edition of Osborne's play (see the link below, noting both the woodcut and the "nostalgic" font) may be relevant in this sort of analysis.

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