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Round - Reigen English German Dual-Language Edition

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ISBN-10: 1941667082

ISBN-13: 9781941667088

Edition: 2016

Authors: Arthur Schnitzler, Marya Mannes

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Arthur Schnitzler wrote Reigen in 1897. It was published in Vienna in 1903, but it was banned by censors a year later. It was not performed publicly as a play until 1920, and its performance was met by moralistic attacks that quickly became anti-Semitic. Schnitzler was condemned as a "Jewish pornographer."But within a few decades, the play was recognized as a classic. Sixteen films have been based on this play, beginning with La Ronde by Max Ophuls (1950) and La Ronde by Roger Vadim (1964). This is the first dual-language edition of Reigen. It is ideal for people who are learning German and for people who want to read the play in the original but who do not know quite enough German to read…    
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Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Omo Press
Publication date: 1/30/2016
Binding: Paperback

Arthur Schnitzler, Viennese playwright, novelist, short story writer, and physician, was a sophisticated writer much in vogue in his time. He chose themes of an erotic, romantic, or social nature, expressed with clarity, irony, and subtle wit. Reigen, a series of ten dialogues linking people of various social classes through their physical desire for one another, has been filmed many times as La Ronde. As a Jew, Schnitzler was sensitive to the problems of anti-Semitism, which he explored in the play Professor Bernhardi (1913), seen in New York in a performance by the Vienna Burgtheater in 1968. Henry Hatfield calls Schnitzler "second only to Hofmannsthal among the Austrian writers of his…