Sol Gittleman Frank Wedekind

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Frank Wedekind

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From inside dust jacket: Frank Wedekind spent most of his life writing in the shadow of his contemporary Gerhart Hauptmann. But by mid-twentieth century, it has become apparent that Wedekind's influence on the contemporary theatre has been more significant than Hauptmenn's. In an age dominated by Naturalism, Frank Wedekind single-handedly kept alive the theatrical tradition of his German forerunners Büchner and Grabbe, and prepared the groundwork for his most notable disciple, Bertolt Brecht. Along with Albert Jarry in France and August Strindberg in Scandinavia, Wedekind preserved the anti-naturalistic, imaginatively mythic aspects of the drama, which ultimately became the bulwark of Expressionism. His own life served as a model for the Expressionist writers who saw the artist in a constant state of conflict with his society and environment. Wedekind refused to conform. He attached entrenched institutions, moralized against morality, insulted the Philistines, and advocated with a Nietzschean passion a new world order based on an emancipated mankind. He was, as Brecht noted, "one of Europe's greatest teachers."

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