TITLE

The Representation of Foreigners in German and Austrian Plays of the 1990s by Female Playwrights

AUTHOR(S)
Kallin, Britta; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p301
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 portrayal of racist, sexist and nationalist attitudes in several contemporary plays written in the German language by female playwrights. The majority of the plays portray foreigners as speechless victims, who fail to express their thoughts. The playwrights did not attempt to give a depiction of lives of the foreigners in Austria and Germany. The plays failed to represent people from different races and cultural background who grow up as a German or Austrian.
ACCESSION #
19288503

 

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