Plays: Heinrich von Kleist by E. L. DoctorowPlays: Heinrich von Kleist by E. L. Doctorow

Plays: Heinrich von Kleist

byE. L. DoctorowEditorWalter Hinderer

Paperback | June 1, 1982

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The four plays presented here, two newly translated for this edition, are The Broken Pitcher, Amphitryon, Penthesilea, and Prince Frederick of Homburg. As E.L. Docotorow says, 'a Kleist play may be set in ancient Greece, in Holland, or in seventeenth century Prussia, but the fortress of consciousness is where the action occurs.'
The plays and stories of Heinrich von Kleist seem particularly modern, in that they show a world in which the individual can no longer rely on the institutions of society, the discoveries of science, or the revelations of religion. Instead, his characters can trust only in their intuition of some higher, though unknowable, providential...
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Title:Plays: Heinrich von KleistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.26 × 5.39 × 0.66 inPublished:June 1, 1982Publisher:Bloomsbury

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ISBN - 10:0826402631

ISBN - 13:9780826402639

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Table of Contents

Foreword: E.L. Doctorow
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Introduction: Walter Hinderer
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THE BROKEN PITCHER
A Comedy
Translated by Jon Swan
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AMPHITRYON
A Comedy after Moli¿re
Translated by Charles E. Passage
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PENTHESILEA
A Tragedy
Translated by Humphry Trevelyan
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PRINCE FREDERICK OF HOMBURG
A Play
Translated by Peggy Meyer Sherry

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The four plays presented here, two newly translated for this edition, are The Broken Pitcher, Amphitryon, Penthesilea, and Prince Frederick of Homburg. As E.L. Docotorow says, 'a Kleist play may be set in ancient Greece, in Holland, or in seventeenth century Prussia, but the fortress of consciousness is where the action occurs.'