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Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946) is generally considered a pioneer of modern drama. He was praised by Rilke, Thomas Mann, and James Joyce among his contemporaries for his versatility, innovativeness, and realism. This Nobel Prize-winning author is here represented by three of his best-loved plays.read more

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Six richly inventive pieces by the Swiss master of existentialist theater. Includes "Romulus the Great, 21 Points to the Physician," and "A Monster Lecture on Justice and Law.">read more

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This volume brings together the two most important women writers of postwar German literature: Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) and Christa Wolf (b. 1929). Both grew up during the National Socialist era, and in their adult lives have remained critical of their respective societies' failure to confront…read more

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The plays translated in this volume represent everything one would not expect either from the third-century B.C. playwright Plautus or from Roman comedy in general. A common theme in all three comedies is the triumph of women over men. In Truculentus , prostitutes snare all of the men in the play;…read more