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Bergwerk Zu Falun

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ISBN-10: 3843055904

ISBN-13: 9783843055901

Edition: 2010

Authors: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Contumax GmbH & Company KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 114
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.24" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Hofmannsthal's plays are all written in verse, and most are modernized adaptations from other dramatists. His masterpiece, Electra (1903), was set to music by Richard Strauss. Dramas such as Jedermann (1911) and The Tower (1925, o.p.) showed him to be a serious and responsible social critic: their "deep symbolism is pervaded by an uncanny insight into the demonic forces and potentialities of our century" (LJ). With Max Reinhardt, Hofmannsthal helped to found the Salzburg Festival of music and theater, which is still an annual event. He also collaborated successfully with Strauss, despite their divergent personalities and mutually preferred habit of working at a distance, through the mails.…