political chanson in German Literature from Wedekind to Brecht ....

by Gerald Alan Fetz

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World Literature. Bertolt Brecht BORN: , Augsburg, Germany. DIED: , East Berlin, German Democratic Republic. NATIONALITY: German. GENRE: Drama, Poetry, Fiction. MAJOR WORKS: Drums in the Night () The Threepenny Opera () Fear and Misery of the Third Reich () The Good Woman of Szechwan () Mother Courage and Her Children (). Postwar German Literature and Politics. Jason Groves. Introduction to the literature of East and West Germany from the s to the present. Focus on the relationships between literature, history, and politics. Readings include works by Paul Celan, Heinrich Böll, Peter Handke, Heiner Müller, Christa Wolf, and W. G. Sebald. GMST 01 ( Interaction between German literature and society from the unification () and industrialization of German to the end of World War II. POSTWAR NOVEL (3) Major prose writers of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland since the end of World War II. Benjamin Bennett is Kenan Professor of German at the University of Virginia. His many books include Theater As Problem: Modern Drama and Its Place in Literature, Beyond Theory: Eighteenth-Century German Literature and the Poetics of Irony (both from Cornell), and Goethe as Woman: The Undoing of first book, Modern Drama and German Classicism: Renaissance from Lessing to Brecht.

German (Arts): The course deals with the culture, literature and society of the Weimar Republic and the period of the Third Reich and the Holocaust. Writers studied will include: Brecht, Seghers, Fleisser, Kästner, Tucholsky, Benn, Kolmar, and Lasker-Schüler. Terms: This course is not scheduled for the academic year. The character that "Mack the Knife" introduces, Macheath, is a timeless anti-hero created by German playwrights Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill for their musical masterpiece Die Dreigroschenoper, known in English as The Threepenny Opera—a political satire written under an oppressive German regime and eventually banned by the Nazis. Frank Wedekind was born on J in Hanover, Germany, shortly after his parents returned from living in America. Wedekind's father was a doctor, and his mother was an actress before she became a full time mother to her six children; Frank was the second oldest. Wedekind's mother and father often quarreled as he grew up. Beginning in the midth century, German literature tended to try to come to terms with reality rather than escape from it. This trend was promoted by developments in natural science, political science, philosophy, and psychology. The chief factors fostering realism, however, were war and social revolution (see Germany, “History”).

Theatre Audience And Social Reality English Literature Essay. Bertolt Brecht () was a German poet, playwright and theatre director. But Brecht did not ascribe to the “art reflects life” kind of philosophy, he was very well aware of the possibilities art held as a carrier of ideology.

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Read this book on Questia. This is a study of character-presentation in the German drama in the light of the social changes and upheavals in the period that runs from the beginning of the century to the years immediately after the Second World War.

A companion to German literature: from to the present. [Eda Sagarra; Peter N Skrine] German political verse --From Biedermeier to realism: Paul Celan --Drama after Brecht --Literature before the Wende --The literature of the German Democratic Republic --Literature in Austria --German-language literature in Switzerland.

Benjamin Franklin Wedekind was born on Jin Hanover. His father, a physician, had been one of the German liberals who, infought for a democratic Germany and for constitutional.

Bertolt Brecht is one of the most influential German poets and playwrights of the 20th century. He and his wife, the actress Helene Weigel, operated the Berliner Ensemble through which they presented Germany with their original theatrical productions.

Brecht spent the final years of Author: Lily Cichanowicz. Brecht and Weigel persisted, and after some tough wrangling set up their own theatre, the Berliner Ensemble. In the production of Mother Courage and Her Children, Weigel played the lead. Brecht’s health declined. He also grew impatient with East German politics and bureaucratic constraints.

He died of a heart attack, a in InBertolt Brecht attended the funeral of German playwright Frank Wedekind. He later wrote in his diary, "They stood perplexed in top hats, as if round the carcass of a vulture.

Bewildered crows." Wedekind was a prophet in the darkness. He had come before his time. BACK TO ESSAYS-- PRINT VERSION: Lulu: Sexuality and Cynicism on the Stage and Screen: Frank Wedekind's plays Erdgeist () and Die Büchse der Pandora () set a new standard for dramatic representation and were influential in determining the form of contemporary productions as well as later Expressionist theater.

Wedekind's innovative use of language, his themes of sexual expressivity and. Inspiring authors like Bertold Brecht and Erich Kästner, Wedekind’s legacy endured, and like Brecht and Kästner, Wedekind’s work was banned during the Nazi era.

Frank Wedekind was an important artist and a forebearer of expressionism in literature. German literature - German literature - The 20th century: German Modernism emerged from turn-of-the-century Aestheticism. Like European Modernism as a whole, German Modernism was in fact a cluster of different literary movements, including Expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), and Dada.

Of these, Expressionism is the best known and most important. Bertolt Brecht, original name Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, (born FebruAugsburg, Germany—died AugEast Berlin), German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer whose epic theatre departed from the conventions of theatrical illusion and developed the drama as a social and ideological forum for leftist causes.

Karin V. Gunnemann, ‘Heinrich Mann and the Struggle for Democracy’, in German Novelists of the Weimar Republic: Intersections of Literature and Politics, ed.

by Karl Leydecker (Rochester, NY: Camden House, ), pp. Rolf N. Linn, Heinrich Mann (New York: Twayne, ). Brecht’s first proper experiment in epic theatre was Man Equals Man (), written and produced by the ‘Brecht collective’ with the significant participation of Elisabeth Hauptmann, whose translations of Kipling were employed in the writing of the play.

The production encouraged the spectator to view its unfolding narrative with the ‘expert’ attention of a boxing fan who, while. Print book: German: 1. AuflView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

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German literature has always meant to include literature originally written in German, and is taught like that in German literature classes at German schools today, no matter if the authors lived in what today is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Prague (f.i.

Kafka) or formerly German speaking regions in Poland and the Czech Republic. Brecht on Theatre is a seminal work that has remained the classic text for readers and students wanting a rich appreciation of the development of Brecht's thinking on theatre and aesthetics.

First published in and on reading lists ever since, it has now been wholly revised, re-edited and expanded with additional texts, illustrations and editorial material, and new translations.

The. Leading German dramatist Bertolt Brecht (–), the son of a Protestant mother and Catholic father, was born into a middle-class Bavarian family.

Brecht's first success came with the production of Trommeln in der Nacht (Drums in the Night) in Munich. Wedekind. Among the best of the German expres-sionist playwrights, Wedekind served as Brechťs mentor in the few years before his own death in Trying to convey his own nomadic, bohemian life in the form of numerous "Tragedies of Sex," Wedekind created plays that attacked the moral and political basis of bourgeois German society.

In Brecht became part of the "dramaturgical collective" of Erwin Piscator's first company, which was designed to tackle the problem of finding new plays for its "epic, political, confrontational, documentary theatre".

[42]Brecht collaborated with Piscator during the period of the latter's landmark productions, Hoppla, We're Alive. by Toller, Rasputin, The Adventures of the Good Soldier. Im Krebsgang; Crabwalk () This novella revolves around the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship carrying German troops and refugees, in January by a Russian Gustloff had previously been used to provide workers' holidays as part of the Nazi Kraft durch Freude [Strength through Joy] organisation.

The novella explores the resurgence of right-wing extremism in the present. Frank Wedekind >The German dramatist, cosmopolite, and libertarian Frank Wedekind >() was a foe of middle-class hypocrisy and a moralist eager to >reform the world through sexual emancipation.

Frank Wedekind was born Benjamin Franklin [1] Wedekind on Jin Hanover, Germany. Walter Benjamin (–) was a German-Jewish Marxist literary critic, essayist, translator, and philosopher. He was at times associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory and was also greatly inspired by the Marxism of Bertolt Brecht and Jewish mysticism as presented by Gershom Scholem.

Wedekind's notorious play Spring Awakening influenced a whole trend of modern drama and remains relevant to today's society, exploring the oppression and rebellion of adolescents among draconian parents and morals.

This seminal work looks at the conflict between repressive adulthood and teenage sexual longings in a provincial German town. Migel, Brecht collaborated with fellow German theatre director Erwin Piscator on a well-known production of a work entitled The Good Soldier Schweik () in which film projection was used on stage.

It is believed that Brecht, in collaboration with Piscator, were two of the first directors to successfully use projection in the theatre. Book Reviews more space to taking her close readings of Wedekind and Brecht further rather than to meticulously reconfirming proof of her central thesis.

Still, this book provides a strong general overview of German modernist literature concerning prostitutes, a graspable. Dorothee Ostmeier is Professor of German and Folklore, and Participating Faculty of Comparative Literature and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon.

Her research and teaching focuses on the border areas between German literatures, culture and philosophies of the 18th to the 21st centuries. She has published two books. Written in Germany in the late s, it was not actually performed until "Spring's Awakening" is subtitled "A Children's Tragedy".

In recent years Wedekind's play (which has been banned and censored many times during its history) has been adapted into a critically acclaimed musical, and with good reason.

Charlotte Ryland is Director of the Stephen Spender Trust and founder of the Queen’s College Translation Exchange, both Oxford-based organisations that promote multilingualism, language-learning and translation.

Charlotte is committed to languages outreach and to widening participation at university level, and was the founding co-ordinator of the Oxford German Network. Germany here is a land of bigots, philistines, and barbarians. A larger and more impressive collection could be made of the writings and sayings of Germans, from Lessing, Goethe, Kant, Schiller, and Marx through to Heinrich Mann and Martin Niemöller, who fought against all that free men despise in Germany and German history.

For nearly years, the German novel has used everything from history to philosophy to war to explore the nature of the human spirit. Its novels are not characterized by their length or their subject matter, but rather by their devotion to the cerebral.

Whether it be the social realism of. Frank Wedekind was born in Hanover, Germany, but grew up in Switzerland, in a castle purchased by his father. Wedekind's father was a doctor, and his mother was an actress in the German Theatre in San Francisco prior to her marriage. Wedekind was the second eldest of six children.

The Modern movement in the arts transformed consciousness and artistic form just as the energies of modernity--scientific, technological, philosophical, political--transformed for ever the nature, the speed, the sensation of human life, ' write the editors in their new Preface.

This now classic survey explores the ideas, the groupings and the social tensions that shaped this transformation.24 the writer Bert Brecht has changed Germany’s literary complexion overnight.” Inhe collaborated with novelist/playwright Lion Feuchtwanger on an adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II, which marked an important stage in his development.

During the years of the Weimer Republic (), Brecht was actively involved in.Book burning or biblioclasm or libricide, is the destroying book, mostly in protests of civil disobedience or political or religious, symbolic meanings.

Some of the most famous book Burning include: Nazi Germany,China. In Nazi Germany, book Burning was a dreadful event to celebrate their Leader (Hitler)'a birthday.