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New Anthology of Contemporary Austrian Folk Plays Richard H. Lawson

New Anthology of Contemporary Austrian Folk Plays

Richard H. Lawson

Published October 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780929497679
Paperback
254 pages
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The five plays collected in this volume provide a representative sampling of the Austrian contemporary Volksstuck (folk play). The Volksstuck which has its origins in the eighteenth century has become a favorite genre of modern Austrian playwrightsMoreThe five plays collected in this volume provide a representative sampling of the Austrian contemporary Volksstuck (folk play). The Volksstuck which has its origins in the eighteenth century has become a favorite genre of modern Austrian playwrights because of its tradition of treating basic social problems critically and realistically.The timeless universal drives of greed, power, and inhumanity remain the dominant themes of the modern Volksstuck as they were of the older version. These Selections -- Veza Canetti, The Ogre- Peter Preses/Ulrich Becher, Our Mr. Bockerer- Peter Turrini, Swine- Felix Mitterer, No Place for Idiots- Gerald Szyszkowitz, Friedemann Puntigam -- are available in English for the first time.