The Plays of Grillparzer - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080129495, 9781483140292

The Plays of Grillparzer

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Pergamon Oxford German Series

Authors: George A. Wells
Editors: C. V. Russell W. D. Halls
eBook ISBN: 9781483140292
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 184
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The Plays of Grillparzer presents a compilation of the works of Franz Grillparzer, a famous Austrian dramatist, with emphasis on the significant features of his dramatic technique. This book presents some generalizations about what characterizes his tragedies and makes them effective.

Comprised of five chapters, this book starts with an overview of Grillparzer's two plays for the popular stage, namely, Die Ahnfrau (1897) and Der Traum ein Leben (1834). This text then reviews the characteristics of Grillparzer's Greek tragedies wherein he prefers direct action to narrative. Other chapters examine the classic spirit of his second poetic drama, Sappho, which is characterized as halfway between a tragedy of fate and a tragedy of character. The final chapter examines the characterization in Grillparzer's third play, Libussa, wherein he uses an unusual extent to explain a situation, or the speaker's plans and emotions.

This book is a valuable resource for readers who are interested in Franz Grillparzer's works.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. The Plays of Action

1. The Plays for the Popular Stage: Die Ahnfrau (1817) and Der Traum ein Leben (1834)

2. Ein treuer Diener seines Herrn (1828)

3. Weh dem, der lügt! (1838)

Chapter 2. The Greek Tragedies

1. Sappho (1818)

2. Das goldene Vließ (1821)

3. Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen (1831)

Chapter 3. The Historical Dramas

1. König Ottokars Glück und Ende (1825)

2. Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg

Chapter 4. Two Posthumous Plays

1. Die Jüdin von Toledo

2. Libussa

Chapter 5. Grillparzer's Conception of Tragedy

Numbered List of References

Index of Authors

Index of Plays


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About the Author

George A. Wells

About the Editor

C. V. Russell

W. D. Halls

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