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Plays Two By Odon Von Horvath

Plays Two by Odon Von Horvath

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These two plays portray the losers in what von Horvath calls "the gigantic battle between the individual and society."

Plays Two Summary

Plays Two: Italian Night, Tales from the Vienna Woods by Odon Von Horvath

"Includes the plays Italian Night and Tales from the Vienna Woods Written in 1930s Europe, these plays describe the decay of a society haunted by inflation and succumbing to a rising tide of fascism. In Hampton's translation of Tales from the Vienna Woods (staged at the RNT in 1977) von Horvath portrays, with compassion and impartiality, the interplay between individual selfishness and the pressures of a society in crisis. Italian Night, in this new translation by Meredith Oakes, has a group of friends deciding to hold a republican 'Italian Night', only to discover the fascists have chosen the same day for a German Day parade."

About Odon Von Horvath

"Odon von Horvath (1901-38) was an influential Austro-Hungarian dramatist and novelist. His first plays depicted the coruption of contemporary society; Sladek The Black Militia Man caused a riot at its premiere in 1929. He was already an exile from Hitler's Germany when the two plays in this volume were written. His experience as an outside observer is reflected in their themes of displacement and exile. Meredith Oakes' first play, The Neighbour, was produced at the Royal National Theatre, London in 1992, and is published by Oberon Books. The Editing Process was first produced by the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1994. Her translation include The New Menoza by Lenz, Horvath's Italian Night, and Bernhard's Elizabeth II. Opera Libretti include The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit and Solid Assets. "

Additional information

GOR004692340
9781840021523
1840021527
Plays Two: Italian Night, Tales from the Vienna Woods by Odon Von Horvath
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2000-11-01
168
N/A
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