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The Drama of German Expressionism

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657561 Year: Pages: 226 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657561_Hill Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Performing Arts
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Originally published in 1960, this bibliography with more than five thousand items provided an indispensable tool for those interested in the German expressionist plays. The volume contains a general bibliography on German expressionistic drama and as well as sixteen leading German playwrights: Barlach, Brecht, Bronnen, Goering, Hasenclever, Jahnn, Johst, Kaiser, Kokoschka, Kornfeld, Rubiner, Sorge, Sternheim, Toller, Unruh, and Werfel.

Brecht and the Bible

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469656755 Year: Pages: 122 DOI: 10.5149/9781469656755_Murphy Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
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This study identifies the underlying patterns of persistent biblical allusion in the work of renowned playwright Bertolt Brecht. Rather than reducing Brecht's use of the Bible to the purely satirical, the author interprets the full dramatic function of Brecht's complex use of scripture. Using examples from plays written throughout the span of Brecht's career, Murphy shows how Brecht invokes the stories of Old Testament figures such as Job and Isaiah as well as the crucifixion accounts of the New Testament in order to build sympathetic characters and explore his more political themes.

Studies in the German Drama

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657325 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657325_Crosby Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
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Sixteen of his former colleagues and students join in this volume in honoring Walter Silz. Concentrating on a single theme—the German drama—this volume contains essays and interpretations of plays ranging from Hrotsvit von Gandersheim to Bertolt Brecht. Eight of the sixteen essays deal with dramas from the area of Silz's main concentration—the nineteenth century. Also included are a tribute to Silz and a bibliography of his writings.

Essays on Brecht

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657967 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657967_Mews Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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These essays represent the push to provide interdisciplinary Brecht research to English-speaking audiences following his death in 1956 and offer novel readings of his works indicative of the major literary questions of the time. The essays explore both Brecht's theoretical approach and political thought, with many also taking a comparative approach to analysis of individual plays. The contributors are Reinhold Grimm, Karl-Heinz Schoeps, Herbert Knust, Hans Meyer, Siegfried Mews, Raymond English, James Lyon, Darko Suvin, Gisela Bahr, Grace Allen, Ralph Ley, John Fuegi, Andrzej Wirth and David Bathrick.

Theater in the Planned Society

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657585 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657585_Huettich Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
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This study presents the historical development of topical drama in the German Democratic Republic from 1945 to 1975. The author investigates the sociopolitical function of both dramas and dramatists such as Karl Grünberg, Friedrich Wolf, and Erwin Strittmatter during the various transitional stages of the GDR's growth toward a socialist society. The substantive, critical study of plays, authors, productions, and dramatic theory is supplemented by a critical analysis of the Socialist Unity Party's cultural and literary policies during the GDR's turbulent history. While Western critics tend to isolate individual GDR dramas and interpret them out of context, Huettich explores in depth how the cultural policy of the GDR significantly helped shape the course of post-World War II drama in the 'planned society.'

Gerhart Hauptmann's "Before Daybreak"

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657547 Year: Pages: 112 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657547_Hauptmann Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
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"Before Daybreak", the first important drama of German naturalism, was also the first play of Gerhart Hauptmann, the most significant naturalist of the theater. This translation by Peter Bauland (originally published in 1978) is the first colloquially convincing English version that captures the several levels of diction in this seminal modern drama. It is preceded by a critical introduction by the translator which places the play in historical context and discusses its form and content.

The Broken Pitcher

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469658025 Year: Pages: 84 DOI: 10.5149/9781469658025_vonKleist Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
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An imperishable gem of German literature, Kleist's "The Broken Pitcher" is pure comedy. The author's handling of the theme—the judge as culprit—shows supreme mastery. This translation by Bayard Q. Morgan, originally published in 1961, is faithful in form.

The Political Dramaturgy of Nicodemus Frischlin

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469656656 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.5149/9781469656656_Price Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
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This is the first comprehensive study of the dramas of Nicodemus Frischlin (1547–1590), one of the most versatile and complex playwrights of early modern Germany. Frischlin’s broad range encompassed biblical, confessional, and historical drama, all of which expressed bold social and political criticism. His plays were influential, frequently printed and translated, and often controversial. He ended his short life trying to escape prison, where he was being held for threatening further political publications. Price analyzes Frischlin’s dramatic output, as well as humanist literary theory, in particular Renaissance approaches to rhetoric and imitation, to explain how humanists modified or even subverted classical forms to accommodate political and theological activism.

The Maiden of Orleans

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657721 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657721_FriedrichSchiller Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
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First published as an American contribution to the 1959 bicentennial celebration of Friedrich Schiller's birth, Krumpelmann's translation of the poet's Joan of Arc drama retains the iambic pentameter of the original. This revised second edition, published in 1962 following critical acclaim, corrects typographical errors and includes some changes to the text.

Herod and Mariamne

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657349 Year: Pages: 96 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657349_Hebbel Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
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Originally published in 1950, this volume contains a vivid English verse translation by Paul H. Curts of one of the most profound and moving tragedies of German literature.

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