TITLE

Ernst Toller's Masse-Mensch: The Individual versus the Collective

AUTHOR(S)
Elwood, William R.; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
An essay from the book "Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater: An American Reception 1977-1999" is presented. It examines the play "Masse-Mensch" written by Ernst Toller, which is considered to be part of the German expressionistic dramatic literature. The play is centered on the way capitalism, bureaucratic state, military establishment and the combined ignorance and hostility of the masses destroy a sensitive person. The more fully developed character technique was used in creating the play. Toller made use of the stations of the cross in the play which supports the contention that the work concerns itself with the salvation of the soul.
ACCESSION #
19288478

 

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