skip to content
Siegfried : a play in four acts Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Siegfried : a play in four acts

Author: Jean Giraudoux; Philip Carr
Publisher: New York : L. MacVeagh : Dial Press ; Toronto : Longmans, Green, 1930.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
We are introduced to Siegfried as the new national hero of Germany, an amnesiac survivor of WWI who sprang from unknown origins to lead the country into a new period of modernization and prosperity. Baron von Zelten opposes Siegfried's project, loving the old German folk traditions. He also is one of the only Germans to know the truth about the new leader: he is actually a French soldier and writer, Jacques  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Drama
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giraudoux, Jean, 1882-1944.
Siegfried.
New York : L. MacVeagh ; Dial Press ; Toronto, Longmans, Green, 1930
(OCoLC)568737118
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Giraudoux; Philip Carr
OCLC Number: 1812570
Description: 167 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Siegfried.
Responsibility: by Jean Giraudoux ; English version by Philip Carr.

Abstract:

We are introduced to Siegfried as the new national hero of Germany, an amnesiac survivor of WWI who sprang from unknown origins to lead the country into a new period of modernization and prosperity. Baron von Zelten opposes Siegfried's project, loving the old German folk traditions. He also is one of the only Germans to know the truth about the new leader: he is actually a French soldier and writer, Jacques Forestier. A field nurse, Eva, had nursed back to health knowing his real nationality but taking advantage of his amnesia to reeducate him as a German. In hopes of preserving the cultural heritage of his people, Zelten brings Siegfried's lover, Genevieve, to the German town of Gotha, ostensibly to give lessons in French, but really in hopes that she may restore his memory. Ironically, Zelten and Genevieve dash Siegfried's self-conception as the symbol of a new Germany precisely by revealing the soldier's true identity. A struggle ensues between the notion of identity as defined by one's birth and blood ties, and the idea that identity is something one can create in a vacuum; Eva and Genevieve take these opposing points of view, attempting to help the national hero of Germany. In the course of the political turmoil that results, Zelten is banished, but Siegfried leaves to resume his old life in France with Genevieve. --Wikipedia.com.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1812570> # Siegfried : a play in four acts
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1812570#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Siegfried.
    library:oclcnum "1812570" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Place/toronto> ; # Toronto
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Topic/politics_and_government> ; # Politics and government
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/842.91/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Topic/civilization> ; # Civilization
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Place/germany> ; # Germany.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Place/france> ; # France.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Topic/french_drama> ; # French drama
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Topic/french_drama_20th_century> ; # French drama--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900 - 1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Topic/amnesia> ; # Amnesia
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Topic/world_war_1914_1918> ; # World War, 1914-1918
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Meeting/world_war_1914_1918> ; # World War (1914-1918)
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/44078967> ; # Philip Carr
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/2470938> ; # Jean Giraudoux
    schema:datePublished "1930" ;
    schema:description "We are introduced to Siegfried as the new national hero of Germany, an amnesiac survivor of WWI who sprang from unknown origins to lead the country into a new period of modernization and prosperity. Baron von Zelten opposes Siegfried's project, loving the old German folk traditions. He also is one of the only Germans to know the truth about the new leader: he is actually a French soldier and writer, Jacques Forestier. A field nurse, Eva, had nursed back to health knowing his real nationality but taking advantage of his amnesia to reeducate him as a German. In hopes of preserving the cultural heritage of his people, Zelten brings Siegfried's lover, Genevieve, to the German town of Gotha, ostensibly to give lessons in French, but really in hopes that she may restore his memory. Ironically, Zelten and Genevieve dash Siegfried's self-conception as the symbol of a new Germany precisely by revealing the soldier's true identity. A struggle ensues between the notion of identity as defined by one's birth and blood ties, and the idea that identity is something one can create in a vacuum; Eva and Genevieve take these opposing points of view, attempting to help the national hero of Germany. In the course of the political turmoil that results, Zelten is banished, but Siegfried leaves to resume his old life in France with Genevieve. --Wikipedia.com."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2452561767> ; # Siegfried.
    schema:genre "Drama"@en ;
    schema:genre "Translations"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/568737118> ;
    schema:name "Siegfried : a play in four acts"@en ;
    schema:productID "1812570" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1812570#PublicationEvent/new_york_l_macveagh_dial_press_toronto_longmans_green_1930> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Agent/l_macveagh> ; # L. MacVeagh
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Agent/longmans_green> ; # Longmans, Green
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Agent/dial_press> ; # Dial Press
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1812570> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Agent/longmans_green> # Longmans, Green
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Longmans, Green" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Meeting/world_war_1914_1918> # World War (1914-1918)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "World War (1914-1918)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Place/france> # France.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "France." ;
    schema:name "France" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Place/germany> # Germany.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Germany." ;
    schema:name "Germany" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Topic/french_drama_20th_century> # French drama--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "French drama--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Topic/politics_and_government> # Politics and government
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Politics and government"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2452561767#Topic/world_war_1914_1918> # World War, 1914-1918
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1914-1918"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/2470938> # Jean Giraudoux
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1882" ;
    schema:deathDate "1944" ;
    schema:familyName "Giraudoux" ;
    schema:givenName "Jean" ;
    schema:name "Jean Giraudoux" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/44078967> # Philip Carr
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Carr" ;
    schema:givenName "Philip" ;
    schema:name "Philip Carr" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2452561767> # Siegfried.
    schema:name "Siegfried." ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/568737118>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Siegfried." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1812570> ; # Siegfried : a play in four acts
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.