TITLE

Conquering the South Pole and Other Places in Germany: Manfred Karge's Plays

AUTHOR(S)
Remshardt, Ralf; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p312
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 plays written by Manfred Karge. The play "Jacke wie Hose" is considered to be the most successful play of Karge. It is a reflection of Bertolt Brecht's ideas on identity and gender as malleable properties in a capitalist system. Karge's German musical "Claire" illustrates his strengths and weaknesses as a playwright for it depicts the dilemma of the German theater's approach to German history. "The Conquest of the South Pole" is a drama centered on illusions. The plot and style of the play are paeans to the unfettered imagination in the empty space of the theater.
ACCESSION #
19288504

 

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