Hinkemann: A Tragedy (Paperback)

Hinkemann: A Tragedy By Ernst Toller, Peter Wortsman (Translator) Cover Image
By Ernst Toller, Peter Wortsman (Translator)
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Ernst Toller was a revolutionary, poet and playwright engag , president for six days of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, best known for his Expressionist plays Hoppla We're Alive, Man of the Masses and Machine Breakers. In his day Ernst Toller (1893-1939) was as renowned as the young Bertolt Brecht. High profile persona non grata in 1933 when the Nazis came to power, Toller fled to London, went on a lecture tour to the U.S. in 1936, and tried to make a go of it as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Dispirited, despondent upon learning that his brother and sister had been sent to a concentration camp, and convinced that the world as he knew it had succumbed to the forces of darkness, Toller was found dead by hanging, a presumed suicide, in his room at the Hotel Mayflower on May 22, 1939. Conceived in the German theatrical tradition of Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz's The Soldiers and Georg B chner's Woyzeck, Toller's devastating tragedy Hinkemann is a painfully poetic plaidoyer for the overlooked vision and voice of the victim.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783960260356
ISBN-10: 3960260350
Publisher: Berlinica
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 88
Language: English