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Toller, Ernst 1893-1939

Overview
Works: 402 works in 1,648 publications in 11 languages and 18,330 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Creator, Honoree, Librettist, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker
Classifications: PT2642.O65, 832.912
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Man and the masses (Masse mensch) a play of the social revolution in seven scenes by Ernst Toller( Book )

113 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 891 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. --what-when-how.com
Hinkemann : eine Tragödie by Ernst Toller( Book )

83 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The machine wreckers by Ernst Toller( Book )

24 editions published between 1923 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Schwalbenbuch by Ernst Toller( Book )

36 editions published between 1922 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1919 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 338 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 )

54 editions published between 1922 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil om væveropstanden i Manchester i 1815
Gesammelte Werke by Ernst Toller( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastor Hall by Ernst Toller( Book )

15 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in English and German and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

89 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1937 and 1939 in English and German and held by 274 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
Hoppla, wir leben! : ein Vorspiel und fünf Akte by Ernst Toller( Book )

32 editions published between 1927 and 1996 in German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven plays by Ernst Toller( Book )

17 editions published between 1934 and 1937 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brokenbrow, a tragedy by Ernst Toller( Book )

12 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mouvement ( --vor der Erstarrung) --zwei Gefühle--, Musik mit Leonardo ; Consolation I ; Consolation II by Helmut Lachenmann( )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu Ernst Toller, Drama und Engagement by Ernst Toller( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sämtliche Werke : Kritische Ausgabe by Ernst Toller( Book )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgewählte Schriften by Ernst Toller( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in German and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der entfesselte Wotan; eine komödie by Ernst Toller( Book )

19 editions published between 1923 and 1959 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosa, Briefe, Dramen, Gedichte by Ernst Toller( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vormorgen by Ernst Toller( Book )

15 editions published in 1924 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The machine wreckers
Alternative Names
Ernestus Toller

Ernst Toller deutscher Schriftsteller und Politiker

Ernst Toller drammaturgo e rivoluzionario tedesco

Ernst Toller Duits auteur

Ernst Toller escritor y político alemán

Ernst Toller German playwright

Ernst Toller německý spisovatel

Ernst Toller nemški pisatelj in politik

Ernsts Tollers

Toler, Ernest 1893-1939

Toler, Ernst.

Toler, Ernst 1893-1939

Toller, E. 1893-1939

Toller, E. (Ernst), 1893-1939

Toller, Ernest 1893-1939

Toller, Ernst

Torurā, Erunsuto 1893-1939

Ернст Толер

Толлер, Эрнст

Толлер, Эрнст 1893-1939

Эрнст Толлер

ארנסט טולר

טאלאר, ערנסט 1893־1939

טאלער, ארנסט 1893-1939

טאלער, ערנסט

טאלער, ערנסט 1893־1939

טולר, ארנסט 1893־1939

ارنست تولر

إرنست توللر

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

恩斯特·托勒爾

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I was a German : the autobiography of Ernst TollerHe was a German : a biography of Ernst TollerThe Plays of Ernst Toller : a revaluationGerman expressionism and the Messianism of a generation