Princeton University Library Catalog

Women and German drama : playwrights and their texts, 1860-1945 / Sarah Colvin.

Author:
Colvin, Sarah [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2003.
Description:
211 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture. [More in this series]
Summary note:
  • "This book looks in detail at women's playwriting in German between 1860 and 1945, and at its reception by critics. Many of the works considered have never before been analyzed by modern scholarship; others, notably the plays of Marieluise Fleisser and Else Lasker-Schuler, are well known, but are read here for the first time in the context of earlier dramatic work by women.
  • Sarah Colvin seeks modes of reading that do justice both to the dramatic texts as performance texts, and to the sense of "otherness" experienced by the woman writer in a male-dominated literary and theatrical environment. She concludes that an understanding of the techniques developed by women playwrights of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries can enrich our reading not only of Fleisser and Lasker, but of contemporary dramatists such as Jelinek.
  • If all the world's a stage, playwrights can theoretically be seen as in control of the world they create; this book asks to what extent women dramatists manage to use the space of the drama to reflect the world that they experience."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-199) and index.
Contents:
1. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach and Helene Druskowitz: Experiments in Dramatic Form -- 2. Elsa Bernstein-Porges, Mathilde Paar, Gertrud Prellwitz, Anna Croissant-Rust: The Gender of Creativity -- 3. Julie Kuhne, Laura Marholm, Clara Viebig: Performing Subjects -- 4. Marie Eugenie delle Grazie, Lu Marten, Berta Lask: Political Subjects -- 5. Else Lasker-Schuler: A Theater of the Self? -- 6. Marieluise Fleisser: A Theater of the Body.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
1571132740 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2002015195
OCLC:
50669546
RCP:
C - S