TITLE

Mankind and Sun: German-American Expressionism

AUTHOR(S)
Elwood, William R.; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p110
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 compares the play "Sun," written by Adrienne Kennedy with Walter Hasenclever's dramatic piece "Die Menschen." Both plays reveal the U.S. and Germany views of the expressionist perception of reality. "Die Menschen" is centered on the dramatization of the ich, in which it integrates the view of a dehumanized and chaotic universe. "Sun," on the other hand, embodies a sense of estrangement where the human condition is concerned.
ACCESSION #
19288481

 

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