Round Dance and Other Plays

Round Dance and Other Plays

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This book features the plays - "Flirtations", "Round Dance", "The Green Cockatoo", "The Last Masks", "Countess Mizzi", "The Vast Domain", "Professor Bernhardi". The playwright Arthur Schnitzler is best known as the chronicler of fin de siecle Viennese decadence. "Round Dance", written in the late 1890s, exposes sexual life in Vienna with such witty frankness that it could not be staged until after the First World War, when it provoked a riot in the theatre and a prosecution for indecency. The other plays in this collection explore love, sexuality, and death in various guises, always with a sharp, non-judgemental awareness of the complexity and mystery of the psyche. Acquainted with Freud and his circle, Schnitzler probes beneath the surface of his characters to uncover emotions they barely understand. And in the tragic-comedy, "Professor Bernhardi", Schnitzler addresses the growing anti-Semitism of the period.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 116.8 x 190.5 x 40.6mm | 340.2g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192804596
  • 9780192804594

About Arthur Schnitzler

Ritchie R. Robertson is a Professor of German at Oxford University.
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Davies's translation once again brings us closer to a masterpiece of modern drama written before the twentieth century had even begun. Leo A Lensing, TLS
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