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Historical dictionary of German theater

Author: William Grange
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Series: Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts, no. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"German theater has always held a special place in the life of the German-speaking community, which consists mainly of Germany, Austria, and part of Switzerland. More than merely entertainment, it was a crucial component of culture and often influenced society and politics. And its influence gradually reached much further, with the emergence of such outstanding playwrights as Goethe, Schiller, Hauptmann, and Brecht,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Dictionaries
Biography Dictionaries
Biographies Dictionnaires anglais
Dictionnaires anglais
Wörterbuch
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grange, William, 1947-
Historical dictionary of German theater.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607786312
Online version:
Grange, William, 1947-
Historical dictionary of German theater.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607846849
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Grange
ISBN: 9780810853157 0810853159
OCLC Number: 64624923
Description: lxx, 398 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Editor's foreword (Jon Woronoff) --
Chronology --
Reader's note --
Introduction --
THE DICTIONARY --
Bibliography --
About the Author.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts, no. 11.
Responsibility: William Grange.
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"German theater has always held a special place in the life of the German-speaking community, which consists mainly of Germany, Austria, and part of Switzerland. More than merely entertainment, it was a crucial component of culture and often influenced society and politics. And its influence gradually reached much further, with the emergence of such outstanding playwrights as Goethe, Schiller, Hauptmann, and Brecht, as well as exceptional dramas such as Faust and The Threepenny Opera, which have been translated and staged around the world." "Historical Dictionary of German Theater provides entries on significant playwrights, directors, and actors; notable plays; and major styles. The emergence of the tradition is followed in the chronology and described in the introduction. The bibliography provides further resources."--Jacket.

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