Castle Wetterstein

Author:   Frank Wedekind ,  Ian Johnston ,  Ian Johnston
Publisher:   Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN:  

9781554814251


Pages:   114
Publication Date:   24 July 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Castle Wetterstein


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Author:   Frank Wedekind ,  Ian Johnston ,  Ian Johnston
Publisher:   Broadview Press Ltd
Imprint:   Broadview Press Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   0.159kg
ISBN:  

9781554814251


ISBN 10:   1554814251
Pages:   114
Publication Date:   24 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Meet young and precocious Effie who soberly compares marriage to acting: does a wife not get paid for her own amusement on the stage of wedlock? Her 'Weltanschauung, ' scandalously louche for her time, embraces insatiability of all kinds: sex, men, and money. Freedom. Castle Wetterstein appears to rekindle an earlier Wedekind by casting Effie in Lulu's shadow. But how much can a woman bear? Marriage, the real actor in this play, oscillates between passion and will, between intellect and the heart--and between cold transactions and love ... -- Anke Finger, University of Connecticut 'In a hundred years, no one will understand anymore how we can make such a scandal out of such harmless fun and games, ' argues Effie, one of the characters in Frank Wedekind's drama Castle Wetterstein. Her prediction turns out to be wrong. The play, which triggered brawls upon its German theatrical premiere in 1919, has lost nothing of its capacity to provoke. Compared to its relentless yet clinically precise dissection of marital hypocrisy, sexual licentiousness, and material greed, Wedekind's better-known Spring Awakening resembles a timid comedy of manners. -- Tobias Boes, University of Notre Dame


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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.

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