Three Plays: Dark River, Arthur Aronymus and His Ancestors, by Else Lasker-Schuler, Inca Rumold, Jane Curtis

By Else Lasker-Schuler, Inca Rumold, Jane Curtis

Avant-garde performs by way of a proficient and unconventional German Jewish author, one of many few girls one of the Expressionists of the Berlin Moderns

Famous for her poetry and notorious for her bohemian way of life, in addition to her organization with political radicals, Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945) is just now returning to simply renown as one of many few girls writers in the Expressionist circulate of the early 20th century. those plays-Dark River, Arthur Aronymus and His Ancestors, and that i and I-in Jane Curtis's fluid translation, permit readers of English to adventure the greatly avant-garde variety that placed Lasker-Schüler on a par with Brecht in her day, in addition to the passionate remedy of questions of gender, ethnicity, and sexuality that put her good sooner than her time. Lasker-Schüler's performs mirror her strange lifestyles one of the Berlin Moderns of the 1910s and 20s. The daughter of a well-to-do Jewish banker and builder, Else Schüler gave up her bourgeois life as a doctor's spouse for the inventive, social, and political uncertainties that might signify the remainder of her existence. a lot of her best poems and performs have been written amidst the cafe society of Berlin, the place she knew the various nice expressionist artists of the interval. The demise of her loved son in 1927, which led her to extreme introspection and mirrored image at the Jewish culture, in particular mysticism and the Kabbalah, additionally marked the start of Lasker-Schüler's years of tragedy, loss, and dislocation, culminating in her flight from Nazi Germany to Switzerland after which Jerusalem, the place she ended her days as an eccentric pauper.
The performs during this quantity mark Lasker-Schüler's circulation clear of the conventional aesthetic canon, revealing a distinct formal improvement from naturalistic expressionist episodes within the lyrical darkish River to a historicizing politicization of the theater in Arthur Aronymous to the sorts of montage and "epic" displays in I and that i. a quick preface through Inca Molina Rumold locations each one play in its ancient, biographical, and creative context.

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A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama by Betine van Zyl Smit

By Betine van Zyl Smit

A guide to the Reception of Greek Drama bargains a chain of unique essays that characterize a complete evaluation of the worldwide reception of historic Greek tragedies and comedies from antiquity to the current day.

  • Represents the 1st quantity to supply an entire review of the reception of old drama from antiquity to the present
  • Covers the interpretation, transmission, functionality, creation, and edition of Greek tragedy from the time the performs have been first created in historical Athens during the twenty first century
  • Features overviews of the heritage of the reception of Greek drama in such a lot nations of the world
  • Includes chapters protecting the reception of Greek drama in smooth opera and film

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Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off by D. A. Hadfield, Jean Reynolds

By D. A. Hadfield, Jean Reynolds

When offstage activities contradict a playwright’s onstage message, literary examine will get messy. In his own relationships, George Bernard Shaw used to be usually ambivalent towards liberated women—surprisingly so, contemplating his popularity as one of many first champions of women’s rights. His deepest attitudes sit down uncomfortably beside his public philosophies that have been so foundational to first-wave feminism.

            the following, Shaw’s long-recognized effect on feminism is reexamined in the course of the lens of twenty-first-century feminist notion in addition to formerly unpublished basic assets. New hyperlinks seem among Shaw’s writings and his gendered notions of physicality, discomfort, functionality, nationalism, authorship, and politics. The book’s archival fabric contains formerly unpublished Shaw correspondence and excerpts from the works of his feminist playwright contemporaries. Shaw and Feminisms explores Shaw’s powerful lady characters, his real-life involvement with ladies, and his carrying on with impression on theater and politics today.

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Harold Pinter on International Stages by Onič, Tomaž; Pinter, Harold

By Onič, Tomaž; Pinter, Harold

Harold Pinter is inarguably some of the most influential sleek British dramatists. The horizon of his literary, cultural and political task stretches a ways past the borders of his native land, in addition to past the theatrical and literary international. The essays during this quantity take care of the reception of his literary (and political) historical past in different ecu and non-European nations, delivering formerly unpublished examine. they bring about jointly quite a few facets concentrating on Pinter within the former quarter of jap Europe like Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia, the place his literary rules in addition to political activism appear absolutely acceptable. they're balanced by means of chosen Western views, together with Italian, British and American ones

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Convergence of Productivity: Cross-National Studies and by William J. Baumol

By William J. Baumol

This accomplished examine is a set of unique articles that view the present nation of information of the convergence speculation. The speculation asserts that not less than because the moment international battle, and maybe for a substantial interval sooner than that, the crowd of business international locations used to be turning out to be more and more homogeneous by way of degrees of productiveness, know-how and in line with capita earning. additionally, there has been common seize up towards the chief, with slow erosion of the distance among the chief state, the united states, all through many of the pertinent interval, and that of the nations lagging so much heavily in the back of it. The publication examines styles displayed by means of person industries inside international locations in addition to the mixture economies, a number of affects that underlie the method of convergence that turns out to have happened, and the position that convergence has performed and can provide to play sooner or later of the newly industrialized international locations and the fewer constructed nations. a lot of the research is determined in a old point of view, with specific consciousness paid to the list following global warfare II. the distinguished editors finish that expanding productiveness is the foremost to emerging dwelling criteria in a globalized industry. members comprise: Moses Abramovitz, Alice M. Amsden, Magnus Blomstrom, David greenback, Takashi Hikino, Gregory Ingram, William Lazonick, Frank Lichtenberg, Robert E. Lipsey, Angus Maddison, Gavin Wright, and Mario Zejan.

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