By Arthur Schnitzler
The playwright Arthur Schnitzler is better referred to as the chronicler of fin de si`ecle Viennese decadence. here's a specific number of seven of Schnitzler's best-known performs in new English translations which are fluent and expressive and excellent for analyzing, examine, or performance.
Round Dance, written within the past due Nineties, exposes sexual existence in Vienna with such witty frankness that it might probably now not be staged until eventually after the 1st international battle, while it provoked a insurrection within the theater and a prosecution for indecency. the gathering additionally comprises Flirtations, The eco-friendly Cockatoo, The Last Masks, Countess Mizzi, and The immense Domain. those different performs discover love, sexuality, and loss of life in a variety of guises, consistently with a pointy, non-judgemental expertise of the complexity and secret of the psyche. accustomed to Freud and his circle, Schnitzler probes underneath the outside of his characters to discover feelings they slightly comprehend. additionally incorporated is the tragicomedy Professor Bernhardi, during which Schnitzler addresses the transforming into anti-Semitism of the interval. The creation by way of Ritchie Robertson explores the performs on the subject of Schnitzler's existence, to the tradition of turn-of-the-century Vienna, and to Mordernism in general.
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