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The Reception of Georg Kaiser (1915-45)

Texts and Analysis


Peter K. Tyson

Part I contains an edited documentation of 585 reviews (and supporting documents) of 44 of Georg Kaiser's plays which were premiered from 1915-45. This documentation makes available to scholars reviews collected from archives and libraries in Canada and Europe. Part II, a commentary, discusses the major points raised in the reviews and examines problems of interest to modern critics such as Kaiser's breakthrough as a dramatist, his difficulties with the censors and the Nazis and the categorisation of his plays.
Contents: Georg Kaiser's breakthrough as an Expressionist - The discovery of Kaiser's early dramas - The post-Expressionist period - Premieres in exile - Bibliography of reviews.