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Oskar Panizza and The love council : a history of the scandalous play on stage and in court, with the complete text in English and a biography of the author / Peter D.G. Brown.

Author/Creator:
Brown, Peter D. G., 1943-
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
v, 286 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects:
Panizza, Oskar, 1853-1921. Liebeskonzil.
Panizza, Oskar, 1853-1921 -- Stage history.
Panizza, Oskar, 1853-1921 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Blasphemy) -- Germany.
Panizza, Oskar, 1853-1921.
Authors, German -- 19th century -- Biography.
Summary:
"In 1894, German society was introduced to The Love Council, a new play by the Oskar Panizza. This book contains a detailed history of the play on stage and the court proceedings that led to Panizza's imprisonment. A new English translation of the play is included, as well as a biography of its avant-garde, modernist author"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Part I: The play: Oskar Panizza's legacy; The love council: a heavenly tragedy in five acts, 1894; additions to the second and third editions, 1896-1897
Part II: The author: the early decades, 1853-1894; downward spiral, 1895-1921; Panizza's autobiographical sketch, 1904;
Part III: The trials: the 1895 trial in Munich; defense and judgment in the matter of The love council; twentieth-century trials
Part IV: Reception and performance: M. G. Conrad's evaluation, 1895; critical responses to The love council, 1895-1897; performances around the world, 1962-2008.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contains:
Panizza, Oskar, 1853-1921. Liebeskonzil. English.
ISBN:
9780786442737 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786442735 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
496160455
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