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adaptation  

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The process of making a work of art upon the basis of elements provided by an earlier work in a different, usually literary, medium; also the secondary work thus produced. Literary works have been ...
Albert Camus

Albert Camus  

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(1913–60),French novelist, dramatist and essayist, whose works defined and contributed to the philosophical concept of the ‘absurd’ (see Absurd, Theatre of The).
Alfons Paquet

Alfons Paquet  

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(Wiesbaden, 1881–1944, Frankfurt/Main),began in business and then turned to journalism. From 1903 to 1908 he was a student successively at the universities of Heidelberg, Munich, and Jena. He was ...
Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht  

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(1898–1956),German dramatist and poet who emigrated to the US during the Fascist period, then settled in 1949 in East Berlin. His early plays show kinship with Expressionism. Die Dreigroschenoper ...
Die Räuber

Die Räuber  

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A play in five acts by Schiller, written between 1777 and 1780, published in 1781, and first performed at Mannheim on 13 January 1782. Schiller called it a Schauspiel, though ...
documentary

documentary  

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Either television, film, video, or radio programme dealing with factual material rather than fictional material, usually with some defined goal to create new insight or exposure to facts.
Ehm Welk

Ehm Welk  

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(Biesenbrow, 1884–1966, Bad Doberan),a Socialist, was imprisoned by the National Socialist regime 1934–7 (concentration camp Oranienburg). After 1945 he was prominent in founding and directing ...
Episches Theater

Episches Theater  

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(Epic Theatre)is almost exclusively associated with B. Brecht, though the term was used in the 1920s of the early plays of A. Bronnen and of A. Paquet, whose play ...
Ernst Toller

Ernst Toller  

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(1893–1939)German playwright and poet.Born near Bromberg into a middle-class Jewish family, Toller was educated at the University of Grenoble. He was aware from an early age of the antisemitism that ...
Friedrich Schiller

Friedrich Schiller  

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(1759–1805),German dramatist and lyric poet, and one of the principal figures of the Sturm und Drang period and of German Romanticism in general. He was deeply influenced by Shakespeare, and greatly ...
Günther Weisenborn

Günther Weisenborn  

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(Velbert, Rhineland, 1902–69, Berlin),studied medicine, drama, Germanistik, and philosophy in Cologne and Bonn and began to work as a stage producer. He first made his name as a playwright ...
Hans Henny Jahnn

Hans Henny Jahnn  

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(b. Altona, Germany, 17 Dec. 1894; d. Hamburg, 29 Nov. 1959)Playwright, novelist and pacifist. He is best known for his first play, the expressionist Pastor Ephraim Magnus, staged in ...
Heinar Kipphardt

Heinar Kipphardt  

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(b. Heidersdorf, Upper Silesia, 8 March 1922; d. Munich, 18 Nov. 1982)Playwright whose first plays were performed in the German Democratic Republic. The comedy Shakespeare dringend gesucht ...
Karl Kraus

Karl Kraus  

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(1874–1936).Viennese playwright, poet, and satirist, best known as publisher of Die Fackel (The Torch), a fiercely independent journal of social, political, and cultural criticism that created a ...
Peter Weiss

Peter Weiss  

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(b. Nowawes, nr Berlin, 8 Nov. 1916; d. Stockholm, 10 May 1982)Playwright, novelist, film-maker and painter, born in Germany of a Swiss mother and a Czech father. After his ...
Raumbühne

Raumbühne  

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The théâtre en ronde, is based on the anti-illusionary stage artistry of Gordon Craig (1872–1966) and was developed in Germany primarily by E. Piscator, C. Neher, and T. Otto.
Rolf Hochhuth

Rolf Hochhuth  

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(1931– )German playwright.Born at Eschwege near Kassel, Hochhuth first worked as a bookseller and in publishing after leaving school. Since 1963 he has lived in Switzerland. His reputation was firmly ...
Soldiers

Soldiers  

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A: Rolf Hochhuth Pf: 1967, Berlin Pb: 1967 Tr: 1968 G: Hist. drama in 3 acts, prologue, and epilogue; German verse and ‘rhythmic prose’ S: Coventry, battleship, London bedroom, garden at Chequers, ...
Theodor Plivier

Theodor Plivier  

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(1892–1955),German socialist author. Plivier (after 1933 Plievier) was born in Berlin’s working-class district of Wedding on February 12, 1892. The son of a file cutter of Dutch origin, he ...
Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser  

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(1871–1945),American novelist. His first novel, Sister Carrie (1900), is a powerful account of a working girl's rise to worldly success, and of the slow decline of her lover and protector Hurstwood. ...

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