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Three Major Plays (2000) [Collection]
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Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) has been universally recognized as one of the leading dramatists not only of the romantic age, but of Western theater as a whole. During his short, tragic life he scored no success and eventually, in a state of pessimistic despair, committed double suicide with a woman friend on the shores of the Wannsee in Berlin. The reason for his lack of success is not difficult to find. He was quite simply a century ahead of his time. Not only are his plays infused with ideas that his age could not countenance, his theatrical techniques only became current at the turn of the nineteenth century. His use of language is in every sense modern. His dialogue is direct and frequently blunt; his sentences are often broken, phrases unfinished, and questions unanswered. And, as in Chekhov and many others after him, Kleist's characters often fail to achieve true communication with each other.


Original title: Three Major Plays
Original languages: German


Genre: Drama and PlaysGerman

The following works are contained within this one:
     Amphitryon (1807) [Play]
      Author: Heinrich von Kleist
     Broken Jug, the (1811) [Play]
      Author: Heinrich von Kleist
     Prince of Homburg, the (1821) [Play]
      Author: Heinrich von Kleist

Edition #1: Three Major Plays

Three Major Plays (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Carl R. Mueller
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Three Major Plays (2000)

ISBN: 1575252309

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