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Karl Georg Büchner (1813-1837) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, Naturwissen-schaftler und Revolutionär. die Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte, eine Geheimorganisation nach französischem Vorbild, deren Ziel ein Umsturz der politischen Verhältnisse war. 1835 verfasste er nach eigenen Angaben innerhalb von fünf Wochen Dantons Tod. 1834 wurde der Hessische Landbote, den Büchner verfasst hatte, in Druck gelegt. Es handelt sich um eine Flugschrift, die die hessische Landbevölkerung zur Revolution gegen die Unterdrückung aufrief. Büchner wurde dafür vernommen, aber nicht verhaftet. Im selben Jahr floh er nach Straßburg. Aufgrund seiner eingereichten Arbeit und der daran anschließenden Probevorlesung wurde Georg Büchner die Doktorwürde der Universität Zürich verliehen. Weitere Werke des Autors sind: Lenz (1835), Leonce und Lena (1836) und Woyzeck (1837).
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Stage Directions
In a new translation and adaptation by Nicholas Rudall, the play is available in an edition that should encourage it to be performed more frequently. Rudall's excellent adaptation underscores the play's power.
— Stephen Peithman
Stage Directions - Stephen Peithman
In a new translation and adaptation by Nicholas Rudall, the play is available in an edition that should encourage it to be performed more frequently. Rudall's excellent adaptation underscores the play's power.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409927228
  • Publisher: Dodo Press
  • Publication date: 12/5/2008
  • Language: German
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2009

    This ebook is in German NOT English!

    This ebook is the German version not a translation even though the description says it is!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 17, 2010

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