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 outdoors of anthologies akin to this. take pleasure in! makes one pissed off with the country of publishing today!!! this article may simply be positioned out by means of a college press beautiful much.
PART I-TH E THEORY
M a n in t h e C e n t e r , Ludwig Rubiner
Translated by way 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 through Joseph Bernstein
Two S u p e r d r a m a s , Yvan Goll
Translated by means of 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 way of Michael Hamburger
T h e B e g g a r , Reinhard Sorge
Translated through Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel
T h e S t r o n g b o x , Carl Stemheim
Translated by means of Maurice Edwards and Valerie Reich
Job, Oskar Kokoschka
Translated by way of Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel
H u m a n i t y , Walter Hasenclever
Translated via Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel
A l ok i b i a d e s S a v e d , Georg Kaiser
Translated via Bayard Quincy Morgan
T h e I m m o r t a l O n e , Yvan Goll
Translated via Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel
C r y in t h e S t r e e t , Rolf Lauckner
Translated by way of Maurice Edwards and Valerie Reich
B a a l , Bertolt Brecht
Translated by means of Eric Bentley and Martin Esslin
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Lets go the grille, writhes on the steps like a dying ani mal, her thighs and muscles convulsed. t h e m a n stands upright now, pulls open the gate, touches the woman—who rears up stiffly, dead white—with his fin gers. She feels that her end is near, highest tension, re leased in a slowly diminishing scream; she collapses and, as she falls, tears away the torch from the hands of the rising leader. The torch goes out and covers everything in a shower of sparks. He stands on the highest step; men and women who attempt to flee from him run into his way, screaming.
Likewise the listeners on the lower sofa, among whom there are some without papers. In the background, tables are laid for supper; very few of them are occupied. The back wall has a few white-curtained windows. In the right-hand background there is a kind of alcove forming an octagonal space, shut off by a curtain. Right of it, leading toward the alcove, the top of a staircase leading up from the vestibule, which is to be imagined as being to the right of the stage. Electric light. The sources of the upstage illumination are invisible.