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Heinrich von Kleist: Three Plays By Heinrich von Kleist

Heinrich von Kleist: Three Plays by Heinrich von Kleist

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One of the most original talents of the German Romantic era. Three key plays from one of Germany's most gifted writers. These plays have been translated into the English language by Noel Clark. Includes the plays Prince Friedrich von Homburg, The Broken Pitcher and Ordeal by Fire

Heinrich von Kleist: Three Plays Summary

Heinrich von Kleist: Three Plays: Broken Pitcher; Ordeal by Fire; Prince Friedrich Von Hamburg by Heinrich von Kleist

Includes the pIncludes the plays Prince Friedrich von Homburg, The Broken Pitcher and Ordeal by Fire Heinrich von Kleist committed suicide in 1811. His masterpiece, Prince Friedrich von Homburg, is set in the world of Prussian militarism. The young cavalry general of the title achieves swift victory in the field, only to be sentenced to death for rash disobedience. In the comedy, The Broken Pitcher, a visiting judge comes to inspect a small village and finds it rife with corruption. Ordeal by Fire is a beguiling piece about the mysterious love of an armour-repairer's daughter for a young travelling knight.

About Heinrich von Kleist

Heinrich von Kleist (1771 - 1811), one of Germany's most gifted and versatlie writers, was a classic misfit: a wayward and tragic genuis finally driven to suicide by repeated frustrations in art and life. Nevertheless, his seven plays and eight masterly stories won him enduring posthumous fame as 'first of the moderns'. Noel Clark's translations of classic plays from Polish, French, Dutch and German have been widely staged and critically acclaimed. His translations of Stanislaw Wyspianski's The Wedding, Fredro's Revenge, The Annuity and Virgin's Vows and Vondel's Lucifer are also published by Oberon Books (Absolute Classics). He has been awarded the Commander's Cross of the Polish Order of Merit for his services to Polish Literature.

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GOR002695594
9781840021233
1840021233
Heinrich von Kleist: Three Plays: Broken Pitcher; Ordeal by Fire; Prince Friedrich Von Hamburg by Heinrich von Kleist
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20000413
264
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