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The Genius of the German Theater Martin Esslin

The Genius of the German Theater

Martin Esslin

Published March 1968
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637 pages
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THE GENIUS OF THE GERMAN THEATER spans the development of German drama across the two centuries of its great flowering: from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century...from Goethe, whose magnificent Faust is equalled only by the tragedies ofMoreTHE GENIUS OF THE GERMAN THEATER spans the development of German drama across the two centuries of its great flowering: from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century...from Goethe, whose magnificent Faust is equalled only by the tragedies of Shapespeare, to Brecht, whose dramatic talents brought about a revolution in modern theater. In the seven works presented here, the master German playwrights Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Buchner, Wedekind, and Brecht speak for their countrymen and for the deep emotions that are common to all mankind. Each play is presented unabridged, with informative introductory material and biographical notes. Six essays by Lessing, Schiller, Goethe and Schiller, Fredrich Hebbel, and Martin Esslin form Part II of this Mentor volume.