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Gerhart Hauptmann

(1862—1946) German dramatist

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Albert Bassermann

Albert Bassermann  

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(1867–1952),German actor, nephew of August Bassermann, who made his first appearance at Mannheim under his uncle's management and was with the Meininger company from 1890 to 1895. Under Otto ...
André Antoine

André Antoine  

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(1858–1943),French actor, director, and theatre manager, one of the outstanding figures in the theatrical reforms of the late 19th century. In 1887 he founded the Théâtre Libre for productions ...
Aphorisms and fairy tales

Aphorisms and fairy tales  

In addition to the numerous literary adaptations of fairy tales in the form of prose works, poems, and plays, there also exists a tradition of reducing well-known tales to short ...
Armeleutdichtung

Armeleutdichtung  

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Denotes plays (Armeleutstücke), poetry, and novels having settings of poverty, which were popular in the early days of Naturalism (see Naturalismus). A. Holz, J. Schlaf, and G. Hauptmann provide ...
Aurélien-Marie Lugné-Poe

Aurélien-Marie Lugné-Poe  

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(1869–1940)French actor and director. His early acting carer was inauspicious, in Antoine's Théâtre Libre and Fort's Théâtre d'*Art; but at the latter he encountered the work of Maeterlinck, with ...
Bahnwärter Thiel

Bahnwärter Thiel  

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A Novelle by G. Hauptmann, published in the periodical Die Gesellschaft in 1888, and designated ‘eine novellistische Studie’. In linesman Thiel, Hauptmann portrays the dual existence of a man of ...
Berlin

Berlin  

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Berlin airlift an operation by British and American aircraft to airlift food and supplies to Berlin in 1948–9, while Russian forces blockaded the city to isolate it from the West and terminate the ...
Buch der Leidenschaft

Buch der Leidenschaft  

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By G. Hauptmann, published in 1929 (2 vols.), purports to be a diary of unrevealed authorship. It records the diarist's struggle, extending over a period of ten years, to free ...
Carl Hauptmann

Carl Hauptmann  

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(Obersalzbrunn, 1858–1921, Schreiberhau, Silesia),the less well-known elder brother of G. Hauptmann, and son of a Silesian hotelier, studied science at Jena and Zürich universities. After two years ...
Carl Zuckmayer

Carl Zuckmayer  

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(1896–1977)German dramatist and novelist. Zuckmayer's first play, Kreuzweg (1920), was an exercise in expressionism. His breakthrough came in 1925 with his folk comedy The Merry Vineyard, a new form ...
College Crampton

College Crampton  

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A comedy (Komödie) in five acts by G. Hauptmann, first performed in the Deutsches Theater, Berlin, in January 1892 and published in the same year. It is a comedy of ...
Dame Peggy Ashcroft

Dame Peggy Ashcroft  

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1907–1991)British actress. She was made a DBE in 1956.Born in Croydon, Ashcroft studied drama at the Central School of Dramatic Art and began her long and distinguished career playing Margaret in ...
Das Friedensfest

Das Friedensfest  

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A play by G. Hauptmann, first performed by the Freie Bühne in Berlin on 1 June 1890, and published in the same year. Sub-titled Eine Familienkatastrophe in drei Akten, it ...
Das Kloster bei Sendomir

Das Kloster bei Sendomir  

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A Novelle by F. Grillparzer, published in Aglaja for 1828 with the sub-title Nach einer als wahr überlieferten Begebenheit. The story of Walter of Aquitania in the Grimms' Altdeutsche Wälder ...
Der Apostel

Der Apostel  

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A short story by G. Hauptmann, published in 1890. It is a fantasy of a man who, in his love of peace, desires to be like Christ. The themes and ...
Der arme Heinrich

Der arme Heinrich  

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A Middle High German poem, some 1,500 lines in length, by Hartmann von Aue. It was written c.1195, after Gregorius and before Iwein, and is believed to mark Hartmann's emergence ...
Der Biberpelz

Der Biberpelz  

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A four-act comedy by G. Hauptmann, first performed in the Deutsches Theater, Berlin, at the time of the Septennatskämpfe (see Septennat) in September 1893 and published in the same year. ...
Der Ketzer von Soana

Der Ketzer von Soana  

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A story by G. Hauptmann, in which Nature and civilization are sharply opposed. It was published in 1918. The story purports to have been handed in manuscript form to the ...
Der Narr in Christo Emanuel Quint

Der Narr in Christo Emanuel Quint  

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A novel by G. Hauptmann published in 1910. It is a sympathetically told account of a man, poor, despised, rejected, who has visions and is for a time believed by ...
Der rote Hahn

Der rote Hahn  

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A four-act play (Tragikomödie) by G. Hauptmann, first performed in the Deutsches Theater, Berlin, in November 1901, and published in the same year. It reintroduces several characters appearing in Der ...

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