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From Morning to Midnight Georg Kaiser

From Morning to Midnight By Georg Kaiser

From Morning to Midnight by Georg Kaiser

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Dennis Kelly's new version of the German Expressionist classic by Georg Kaiser. A bleak, nihilistic view of the frustrations of modern life, by the acclaimed playwright and screenwriter.

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From Morning to Midnight by Georg Kaiser

From Morning To Midnight, among the most frequently performed German Expressionist works, charts the life of a cashier who steals money from the bank and flees to Berlin. The un-named protagonist's bid to escape his middle-class daily life is ultimately frustrated. It is a popular piece in which Kaiser satirized the cheapness and futility of modern society. His hero, a kind of machine-age Everyman, searches everywhere for some kind of fulfilment - in commercial sex, in salvationist religion - but discovers through a series of nightmarish episodes that the world is deceitful and illusory. In the end, disillusioned and pursued by the police, he takes his own life. This new version by Dennis Kelly, opened at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre in November 2013, as part of the National's 50th Anniversary Season.

About Georg Kaiser

Georg Kaiser (1878-1945) was the leader of Germany's expressionist movement in theatre. He was, along with Gerhart Hauptmann, the most frequently performed playwright in the Weimar Republic. Georg Kaiser's plays include The Burghers of Calais (1913), From Morn to Midnight (1912), and a trilogy, comprising The Coral (1917), Gas (1918), Gas II (1920). In 1938, the Nazis banned Kaiser's plays, and he went into exile in Switzerland. Although he abandoned expressionism, he continued to write, most notably, The Raft of the Medusa (1945). Kaiser died on June 4, 1945, in Ascona, Switzerland. He left behind more than 60 plays including The Phantom Lover (1928), The Tsar Has His Photo Taken (1928) with music by Kurt Weill, Two Ties (1929) with music by Mischa Spoliansky, Silverlake (1933) also with music by Kurt Weill, The Gardener of Toulouse (1938), and Alain und Elise (1940). Dennis Kelly is an internationally acclaimed playwright. Stage plays include Debris; Osama the Hero; After the End; Love and Money; Taking Care of Baby; DNA; Orphans; and The Gods Weep. Dennis co-wrote the award winning comedy series Pulling (Silver River and BBC 3, 2006 - 09) and wrote the stage adaptation for Roald Dahl's Matilda, which earned him a 2013 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.

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From Morning to Midnight by Georg Kaiser
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