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The Resource Women and German drama : playwrights and their texts, 1860-1945, Sarah Colvin

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

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Women and German drama : playwrights and their texts, 1860-1945
Title
Women and German drama
Title remainder
playwrights and their texts, 1860-1945
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Colvin
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Language
eng
Summary
For women, according to the contemporary Austrian dramatist Elfriede Jelinek, writing for the theater is an act of transgression. The idea that drama as a grand public genre resists women writers has become established in recent scholarship. But Jelinek herself has won the Büchner Prize, the most prestigious award in German letters, and there is a wealth of dramatic work by women from the 20th century and before: both facts seem to contradict the notion of women's exclusion from drama. So why has drama by women appear to have been written against the odds, and why has it, until very recently, been missing from literary histories? 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-Schüler, 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. Sarah Colvin is Reader in German at the University of Edinburgh
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UkCbUP
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Colvin, Sarah
Dewey number
832/.8099287
Index
index present
LC call number
PT619
LC item number
.C65 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • German drama
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • German drama
  • German drama
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Women and German drama : playwrights and their texts, 1860-1945, Sarah Colvin
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 12 Apr 2018)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach and Helene Druskowitz -- Elsa Bernstein-Porges, Mathilde Paar, Gertrud Prellwitz, Anna Croissant-Rust -- Julie Kühne, Laura Marholm, Clara Viebig -- Marie Eugenie delle Grazie, Lu Märten, Berta Lask -- Else Lasker-Schüler -- Marieluise Fleisser
Control code
CR9781571136329
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132741
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Women and German drama : playwrights and their texts, 1860-1945, Sarah Colvin
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 12 Apr 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach and Helene Druskowitz -- Elsa Bernstein-Porges, Mathilde Paar, Gertrud Prellwitz, Anna Croissant-Rust -- Julie Kühne, Laura Marholm, Clara Viebig -- Marie Eugenie delle Grazie, Lu Märten, Berta Lask -- Else Lasker-Schüler -- Marieluise Fleisser
Control code
CR9781571136329
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132741
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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