The Austrian Comic Tradition: A Festschrift for W. E. Yates

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Fourteen essays from internationally renowned scholars examine over 150 years of the Austrian comic tradition. Written with the general reader and the specialist in mind, the topics range from Blumauer in the late eighteenth century to Horváth in the twentieth.

An introductory essay explores the notion of the comic tradition, while a central core of essays deals with the work of Johann Nestroy, one of the leading figures in the history of German-language comedy and Vienna's best...

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Overview

Fourteen essays from internationally renowned scholars examine over 150 years of the Austrian comic tradition. Written with the general reader and the specialist in mind, the topics range from Blumauer in the late eighteenth century to Horváth in the twentieth.

An introductory essay explores the notion of the comic tradition, while a central core of essays deals with the work of Johann Nestroy, one of the leading figures in the history of German-language comedy and Vienna's best known playwright. Later essays feature classic texts and lesser known figures as well as encompassing the various types of comic drama, epic poetry, and journalism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748610860
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Series: Austrian Studies Series
  • Pages: 304

Meet the Author

John R. P. McKenzie is senior lecturer in German, and Dr. Lesley Sharpe is professor of German at the University of Exeter.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Notes on Abbreviations
W.E. Yates: A Bibliography
An Austrian Comic Tradition? 3
Heroes in their Underclothes: Aloys Blumauer's Travesty of Virgil's Aeneid 24
The Comedies of Johanna von Weissenthurn 41
Nestroy and Schiller 58
Music in Nestroy's Plays 71
Nestroy's 'Epic' Theatre 86
Nestroy and Slavery 102
'Crying out loud in silence': Social Inequality in Nestroy's Die Gleichheit der Jahre 118
Nestroy's Zwey ewige Juden und Keiner: a Tale of Three Cities 130
Friedrich Halm and the Comic Muse 145
Bloodshed in the Balkans: Robert Scheu, Karl Kraus and a Question of Satire 160
The Aristocratic Philanderer: Reflections on Hofmannsthal's Der Schwierige 176
'Stop all the Clocks': Time and Times in the 'Vienna Operas' of Hofmannsthal and Strauss 185
The Significance of the Irrational in Horvath's Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald 202
Viennese Theatre History (on W.E. Yates, Theatre in Vienna: A Critical History, 1776-1995) 221
Mauriz Schuster and Hans Schikola, Das alte Wienerisch. Ein kulturgeschichtliches Worterbuch 230
Konrad Kuster, Mozart. A Musical Biography; Vjera Katalinic (ed.), Off-Mozart. Musical Culture and the 'Kleinmeister' of Central Europe 1750-1820 231
Hartmut Lauthutte and Karl Moseneder (eds), Adalbert Stifter: Dichter und Maler, Denkmalpfleger und Schulmann 232
Gabriele von Glasenapp, Aus der Judengasse: Zur Entstehung und Auspragung deutschsprachiger Ghettoliteratur im 19. Jahrhundert 234
Mark H. Gelber, Hans Otto Horch and Sigurd Paul Scheichl (eds), Von Franzos zu Canetti: Judische Autoren aus Osterreich 235
Lorna Martens, Shadow Lines. Austrian Literature from Freud to Kafka; Katherine Arens, Austria and Other Margins: Reading Culture 236
Anton Mayer, Theater in Wien um 1900. Der Dichterkreis Jung Wien 239
Karin J. Jusek, Auf der Suche nach der Verlorenen. Die Prostitutions-debatten im Wien der Jahrhundertwende 240
Beatrix Hoffmann-Holter, 'Abreisendmachung': Judische Fluchtlinge in Wien 1914 bis 1923 241
Anne C. Shreffler, Webern and the Lyric Impulse: Songs and Fragments on Poems of Georg Trakl 243
Roger Paulin and Peter Hutchinson, Rilke's 'Duino Elegies': Cambridge Readings 244
Elizabeth Boa, Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions 245
Alexander Stillmark (ed.), Joseph Roth: Der Sieg uber die Zeit. Londoner Symposium 248
'It's Up to Us!' Collected Works of Jura Soyfer, selected and translated by Horst Jarka 249
Christopher J. Thornhill, Walter Benjamin and Karl Kraus: Problems of a 'Wahlverwandtschaft' 252
Hilde Haider-Pregler and Beate Reiterer (eds), Verspielte Zeit: Osterreichisches Theater der 30er Jahre 255
Susanne Rode-Breymann, Die Wiener Staatsoper in den Zwischen-kriegsjahren: Ihr Beitrag zum zeitgenossischen Musiktheater 258
Jutta Raab Hansen, NS-verfolgte Musiker in England. Spuren deutscher und osterreichischer Fluchtlinge in der britischen Musikkultur 259
Waltraud Strickhausen, Die Erzahlerin Hilde Spiel oder 'Der weite Wurf in die Finsternis' 263
Steven W. Lawrie, Erich Fried: A Writer without a Country 265
Wolfgang Fleischer, Das verleugnete Leben. Die Biographie des Heimito von Doderer 267
Siegfried Beer (ed.), Die 'britische' Steiermark 1945-1955 268
Gudrun Kuhn, Ein philosophisch-musikalisch geschulter Sanger: Musikasthetische Uberlegungen zur Prosa Thomas Bernhards 270
Herbert Zeman (ed.), Literaturgeschichte Osterreichs: Von den Anfangen im Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart 271
Notes on Contributors 274
Austrian Studies 279
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