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- DescriptionThroughout his career the Austrian dramatist Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929) turned repeatedly to Greek myth for his material. This book sets out to uncover his reasons for doing so. The results provide t only new insights into his work but a case-study in the reception of the Classics in fin-de-siecle Vienna. Ranging widely over Hofmannsthal's achievements in drama, opera and the dance, this study is the first to provide a solid context for his 'Greek' works, both in the intellectual debates of his time - on such issues as psychoanalysis, feminism and the 'crisis of language' - and in contemporary performance practice.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Philip Marshall Ward studied at the universities of Oxford, London, Munich, Wales, and Cambridge, where he obtained his doctorate. He currently works in the Research Service of the House of Commons Library. The author of several articles on literature, he is also a theatre and opera translator, whose adaptation of Wedekind's Franziska was premiered at the Gate Theatre, London, in 1998.
- Author(s)Philip Ward
- PublisherVerlag Peter Lang
- Date of Publication01/03/2002
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleBritische und Irische Studien zur Deutschen Sprache und Literatur/British and Irish Studies in German Language and Literature
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 24
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintVerlag Peter Lang
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight430 g
- Width220 mm
- Height150 mm
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