Five Plays Best Read || [Heinrich von Kleist] Five Plays Best Read || [Heinrich von Kleist] - Five Plays, Five Plays The four plays presented here two newly translated for this edition are The Broken Pitcher Amphitryon Penthesilea and Prince Frederick of Homburg As E L Docotorow says a Kleist play may be set i

  • Title: Five Plays
  • Author: Heinrich von Kleist
  • ISBN: 9780300049053
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback

Five Plays Best Read || [Heinrich von Kleist], Five Plays, Heinrich von Kleist, Five Plays The four plays presented here two newly translated for this edition are The Broken Pitcher Amphitryon Penthesilea and Prince Frederick of Homburg As E L Docotorow says a Kleist play may be set in ancient Greece in Holland or in seventeenth century Prussia but the fortress of consciousness is where the action occurs

Five Plays

Five Plays Best Read || [Heinrich von Kleist] Five Plays Best Read || [Heinrich von Kleist] - Five Plays, Five Plays The four plays presented here two newly translated for this edition are The Broken Pitcher Amphitryon Penthesilea and Prince Frederick of Homburg As E L Docotorow says a Kleist play may be set i Five Plays

  • Five Plays Best Read || [Heinrich von Kleist]
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Five Plays



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  1. The Broken Pitcher This is a wonderful play I don t know if this fits the definition of a farce, but it comes close Justice Adams is a delightfully prevaricating character, and the other characters Walter, Link, Mrs Martha are well drawn As others have pointed out, this is an interesting mirror image of Oedipus the protagonist knows his guilt before everyone else It also has the flavor of Gogol s The Inspector General In addition to the characterization, the verse features entertaining wordplay, [...]


  2. I am not sure whether this has been studied in depth, but there is a remarkable parallel between the Prussian aristocracy and the Japanese samurai Both were warrior casts that eventually turned much of their attention to the arts The plays of Kleist, especially Prince Friedrich, remind me strongly of Kurasawa s samurai movies, with their combination of dramatic tension, philosophical probing and complex psychology.



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