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- DescriptionFour invative plays by Polish-Jewish playwright Amelia Hertz, whose work is based on bizarre and macabre episodes from history and legend. Hertz creates a tightly controlled theatre of cruelty that confronts extreme situations and poses exit ethical and existential dilemmas. The plays included here deal with fin-de-siecle subjects rife with perverse sexuality and violence.
- Author BiographyBorn in 1878, Polish-Jewish playwright Amelia Hertz wrote in the early twentieth century innovative plays based on bizarre and macabre episodes from history and legend. She created a tightly controlled theatre of cruelty-set in decadent periods of ancient history--that confront extreme situations and pose no exit ethical and existential dilemmas. Hertz died in the notorious Pawiak Gestapo prison in Warsaw in 1942, a victim of the Nazis.
- Author(s)Amelia Hertz
- PublisherMartin E. Segal Theatre Center
- Date of Publication08/09/2015
- SubjectDrama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
- Place of PublicationNY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMartin E. Segal Theatre Center
- Weight342 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Translated byJadwiga Kosicka
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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