Three Plays: The Weavers / Hannele / The Beaver Coat

Three Plays The Weavers Hannele The Beaver Coat Three Plays representative of an important period in twentieth century drama A good part of modern drama owes its techniques and its intense awareness of social and psychological problems to the Germa

  • Title: Three Plays: The Weavers / Hannele / The Beaver Coat
  • Author: Gerhart Hauptmann Horst Frenz Miles Waggoner
  • ISBN: 9780881335408
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three Plays representative of an important period in twentieth century drama A good part of modern drama owes its techniques and its intense awareness of social and psychological problems to the German playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1912 Hauptmann s achievements had great influence on many outstanding writers, among them Eugene O Neill, whoThree Plays representative of an important period in twentieth century drama A good part of modern drama owes its techniques and its intense awareness of social and psychological problems to the German playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1912 Hauptmann s achievements had great influence on many outstanding writers, among them Eugene O Neill, who felt a special indebtedness to the European master These three plays are superb examples of Hauptmann s wide range and offer readers an opportunity to become acquainted with the work of a supremely accomplished writer The Weavers, perhaps his most famous play, reveals the bitter lives of the wretched handweavers of the 1840s and their abortive rebellion Hennele centers on an abused, motherless child, abandoned to a poorhouse, who creates her own fantasy world of dreams and legends The Beaver Coat is a delightful satire about a washerwoman who quickly learns that she cannot advance very far through honest labor alone, and proceeds accordingly Titles of related interest from Waveland Press Goethe, Gotz von Berlichingen A Play ISBN 9780881335415 Novalis, Henry von Ofterdingen A Novel ISBN 9780881335743 and Plenzdorf, The New Sufferings of Young W ISBN 9780881338911.

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    1. Out of these three, I read The Weavers. In the introduction to the book as a whole, "The Weavers" is described as lacking a fully developed plot given how episodic the action is, but that is the plot. It's episodic because Hauptmann is a naturalist playwright who was trying to tell a story over a span of classes and tie their stories together cohesively which he does quite nicely. This particular translation of the play is easy to read, follow, and understand. The story in the play is about the [...]

    2. I found “The Weavers” to be the most poignant play in this collection by 1912 Nobel laureate Gerhart Hauptmann. It is a story which tells of the plight and poverty of workers (weavers) in the Silesia section of Germany; the area where Hauptmann was born in 1864. The Weavers is a revolutionary play, one wherein the wealthy are seen as predators, and the church is seen as impotent in dealing with the social inequality described in this play. The play is perhaps a warning, a prelude to a much g [...]

    3. Lyrical but entirely christian and dated. These plays need to be adapted for modern times, as the structures, ideas and symbols are striking, at least as far as Hannele goes.

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