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Toller, Ernst 1893-1939

Works: 536 works in 2,139 publications in 7 languages and 20,802 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Musical settings  Bibliography  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  History  Sources  Poetry 
Subject Headings: Authors, German 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree, Creator, Narrator, Librettist, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Speaker, Composer
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Masse-Mensch : ein Stück aus der sozialen Revolution des 20. Jahrhunderts by Ernst Toller( Book )

92 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinkemann : eine Tragödie by Ernst Toller( Book )

72 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Ernst Toller( Book )

36 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I was a German : the autobiography of Ernst Toller by Ernst Toller( Book )

128 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Wandlung : das Ringen eines Menschen by Ernst Toller( Book )

41 editions published between 1919 and 1974 in German and English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Maschinenstürmer : ein Drama aus der Zeit der Ludditenbewegung in England : in fünf Akten und einem Vorspiel by Ernst Toller( Book )

52 editions published between 1922 and 1930 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil om væveropstanden i Manchester i 1815
Das Schwalbenbuch by Ernst Toller( Book )

45 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in German and English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoppla, wir leben! : ein Vorspiel und fünf Akte by Ernst Toller( Book )

42 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in German and English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No more peace! : a thoughtful comedy by Ernst Toller( Book )

15 editions published in 1937 in English and German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Howard Players present "No More Peace," by Ernst Toller, lyrics by W.H. Auden, score by Herbert Murrill, directed by Anne Cooke, setting by Owen Dodson
Pastor Hall by Ernst Toller( Book )

10 editions published between 1938 and 1980 in English and German and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The machine wreckers : a drama of the English Luddites in a prologue and five acts by Ernst Toller( Book )

17 editions published between 1923 and 1934 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lord Byron's speech in the House of lords on the second reading of the Frame-work bill, 27th February 1812" : p. 105-113
Mouvement ( --vor der Erstarrung) ; --zwei Gefühle--, Musik mit Leonardo ; Consolation I ; Consolation II by Helmut Lachenmann( )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sämtliche Werke : Kritische Ausgabe by Ernst Toller( Book )

29 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brokenbrow, a tragedy by Ernst Toller( Book )

11 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in English and German and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgewählte Schriften by Ernst Toller( Book )

27 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masses and man, a fragment of the social revolution of the twentieth century by Ernst Toller( Book )

17 editions published between 1923 and 1934 in English and German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven plays by Ernst Toller( Book )

17 editions published between 1934 and 1937 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu Ernst Toller, Drama und Engagement( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and the masses (Masse mensch) a play of the social revolution in seven scenes by Ernst Toller( Book )

6 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during wartime, [this play] shows a workers{u2019} committee deciding to strike to enforce peace and secure a fair society. Sonja Irene, wife of a disapproving bourgeois, has joined the committee and finds her strike call disputed by an anonymous opponent who insists that the utopia of lasting peace and social justice can only come through violent revolution. She is unable to prevent violence and the subsequent shooting of an enemy soldier. She is captured in the ensuing battle, refuses help from her husband and from her anonymous former opponent because she would have to kill a warden to escape, and is executed. This reveals, in Richard Dove{u2019}s words, "the strong vein of determinism increasingly evident in Toller{u2019}s work." The play is written as a vision containing "real" and "dream" scenes in which the banality of real-life situations is contrasted with the utopia of a new society to come. The problems of the political resolve needed for mass action are examined dialectically through the central character, who is portrayed both as a real-life person and as an abstract figure. All the central oppositions remain unresolved, with the reality of revolution in conflict with noble ideals expressed in abstract argument. Moral principle is set against revolutionary expediency, and expressed in a clash between ethical socialism and applied Marxism. The individual here has to show the way, the mass can only achieve ethical freedom through an act of limited violence. Despite many Expressionist features, the involvement with political argument lifts the play beyond propaganda and ideology. The central figure becomes a "new woman" and combines a hard-headed understanding of her companions with a vision for the future.
The machine wreckers by Ernst Toller( Book )

7 editions published between 1923 and 1995 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ernst Toller was an active revolutionary who was also an accomplished poet and playwright. Indeed he became a writer during a five-year prison sentence for his part in the 1919 November Revolution in Bavaria. He was jailed at the age of 25: by the time of his release in 1924 he had written four major plays, now acknowledged masterpieces of German Expressionism, all of which had been performed by the leading avant-garde theatres of the day." "The Machine Wreckers is one of those plays. Set largely in Nottingham in the early years of the 19th century, it depicts the suffering amongst the local weavers, caused by the introduction of mechanised looms - the 'machines' of the title. The resultant Luddite riots were defended in the House by Lord Byron in his maiden speech there."--BOOK JACKET
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The machine wreckers
Das SchwalbenbuchThe machine wreckersI was a German : the autobiography of Ernst TollerHe was a German : a biography of Ernst TollerThe Plays of Ernst Toller : a revaluation
Alternative Names
Ernestus Toller

Ernst Toller deutscher Schriftsteller und Politiker

Ernst Toller ditsche Bolitiker

Ernst Toller dramaturg alemany

Ernst Toller dramaturge allemand

Ernst Toller drammaturgo e rivoluzionario tedesco

Ernst Toller Duits auteur

Ernst Toller Duitse politikus

Ernst Toller düütsch Politiker

Ernst Toller escritor y político alemán

Ernst Toller German playwright

Ernst Toller germana verkisto

Ernst Toller německý spisovatel

Ernst Toller nemški pisatelj in politik

Ernst Toller politico alemán

Ernst Toller tysk politiker

Ernsts Tollers

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Toller, E. 1893-1939

Toller, E. (Ernst), 1893-1939

Toller, Ernest 1893-1939

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Torurā, Erunsuto 1893-1939

Ернст Толер

Толлер, Эрнст

Толлер, Эрнст 1893-1939

Эрнст Толлер

ארנסט טולר

ארנסט טולר מחזאי גרמני

טאלאר, ערנסט 1893־1939

טאלער, ארנסט 1893-1939

טאלער, ערנסט

טאלער, ערנסט 1893־1939

טולר, ארנסט 1893־1939

ارنست تولر

إرنست توللر

إرنست توللر كاتب مسرحي ألماني

ერნსტ ტოლერი

에른스트 톨러

톨러, 에른스트 1893-1939

トラー, エルンスト

トラア, エルンスト

トルラー, エルンスト

トルラー, エルンスト 1893-1939


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