Castle Wetterstein

byFrank WedekindEditorIan JohnstonTranslated byIan Johnston

July 24, 2019|
Castle Wetterstein by Frank Wedekind
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"At the beginning stands Wedekind." So wrote German literary critic Rudolf Kayser in 1917 of the new forms of expressionist theater that were then becoming central to German culture. In Schloss Wetterstein (Castle Wetterstein), one of his most important plays, Wedekind offers a satirical take on marriage and the bourgeois nuclear family; at the play''s center is a rebellious teenage girl who turns to prostitution after her upbringing in an unstable household. The play was published in 1912, but a performance ban was put into effect immediately, and continued until after Wedekind''s death.

This new edition offers a fresh translation, an illuminating brief introduction, and a selection of background materials that help to set the play in context.

Ian Johnston''s other books include an acclaimed translation of Kafka''s The Metamorphosis and Other Stories. Now retired, Johnston was for many years a professor at Vancouver Island University. Nisha Kommattam is currently Visiting Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago.
Title:Castle Wetterstein
Product dimensions:114 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.27 in
Shipping dimensions:114 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.27 in
Published:July 24, 2019
Publisher:Broadview Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781554814251

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