By Bertolt Brecht, Ludwig Rubiner, Paul Kornfeld, Yvan Goll, Georg Kaiser, Oskar Kokoschka, Reinhard Sorge, Carl Sternheim, Walter Hasenclever, Rolf Lauckner
Tremendous great assortment because it comprises a few performs that aren't that straightforward to discover translated outdoor of anthologies comparable to this. get pleasure from! makes one annoyed with the nation of publishing today!!! this article might basically be placed out by means of a school press lovely much.
PART I-TH E THEORY
M a n in t h e C e n t e r , Ludwig Rubiner
Translated by means of Walter H. Sokel
E p i l o g u e t o t h e A c t o r , Paul Komfeld
Translated via Joseph Bernstein
Two S u p e r d r a m a s , Yvan Goll
Translated through Walter H. Sokel
M a n i n t h e T u n n e l , Georg Kaiser
Translated via Walter H. Sokel
PART II—THE PLAYS
M u r d e r e r t h e W o m e n ’s H o p e , Oskar Kokoschka
Translated by means of Michael Hamburger
T h e B e g g a r , Reinhard Sorge
Translated via Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel
T h e S t r o n g b o x , Carl Stemheim
Translated by way of Maurice Edwards and Valerie Reich
Job, Oskar Kokoschka
Translated via Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel
H u m a n i t y , Walter Hasenclever
Translated by means of Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel
A l ok i b i a d e s S a v e d , Georg Kaiser
Translated by way of Bayard Quincy Morgan
T h e I m m o r t a l O n e , Yvan Goll
Translated through Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel
C r y in t h e S t r e e t , Rolf Lauckner
Translated via Maurice Edwards and Valerie Reich
B a a l , Bertolt Brecht
Translated by way of Eric Bentley and Martin Esslin
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A new German war ship. Ah! Hear, hear! t h ir d r e a d e r . T w o new English warships . . Commotion. e ig h t h l i s t e n e r . Devil take it! s ix t h l i s t e n e r . That’s unconstructive. v o i c e s . What? How come? s ix t h l i s t e n e r . Three warships mean three years of hunger. v o i c e s . Rubbish! Bravo! Subversive! Bravo! How, subversive! . . Crazy! s e v e n t h l i s t e n e r . Quiet, please! We want to hear more constructive things! s e c o n d r e a d e r . A strong healthy boy was bom!
Our master is like the moon that that rises in the East. se c o n d g i r l , quiet, her face averted. When will she be en folded joyfully? Listening, alert, the c h o r u s walks round the whole stage, dispersed in groups; t h e m a n and the w o m a n meet in front of the gate. ) w o m a n observes him spellbound, then to herself. Who is the stranger that has looked on me? g i r l s press to the fore. f i r s t g i r l recognizes him, cries out. His sister died of love. s e c o n d g i r l .
Aha! Hallo! Loud greetings. Report! Report! s i x t h l i s t e n e r , drowning out the others. Well?! Well! Was Miss Gudrun well built? Did she have her decent climaxes, hah? Did she go down nicely at the end? 1 Laughter and noise. The s e c o n d and t h ir d c r i t i c s take seats next to the others. f i r s t c r i t i c , more in the foreground than the others, hum ming grimly, as though answering the question of the s i x t h . ” How bitter, my dear Mr. Poet! Kindly don’t bother us with such nonsense— The Modem Woman preening herself; Leave her at home—may I humbly request!