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Tales from the Vienna Woods and Other Plays (2002) [Collection]
by Ödön von Horváth Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Ödön von Horváth (1901-1939) is one of the most important theater writers in the 1930s. His reputation rests largely on the four plays in this collection, which he called Volksstücke (popular plays), although he had no desire to embrace this tradition uncritically.

Reflected in these plays is the sympathy for the situation of the exploited classes, as well as the concern for the way language is used for deception and self-deception. The hollow characters come across as potentially receptive to fascism. A latent brutality is unmasked, a lack of genuine feeling -- all lying hidden under a veneer of facile sentimentality.

Contents:

  • The Italian Evening
  • Tales from the Vienna Woods
  • Casimir and Caroline
  • Faith, Love, Hope

Original title: Tales from the Vienna Woods and Other Plays
Original languages: German

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Genre: Drama and Plays


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Edition #1: Tales from the Vienna Woods and Other Plays

Tales from the Vienna Woods and Other Plays (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Mike Mitchell
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Tales from the Vienna Woods and Other Plays (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Riverside, CA
Publisher: Ariadne Press
ISBN: 1572411082
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 243

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