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Identity Crisis of German Jews in Fin-de-siècle Vienna


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The book addresses the cultural and political issues of marginalized identity of assimilated German Jews in turn-of-the-century Vienna from the theatrical angle, focusing on how identity crisis informs or resists theatrical representation. Against the historical setting of Vienna from the rise of political anti-Semitism in the 1880s to the immediate post-WWI, it examines the works of four assimilated Austrian artists of Jewish descent: Hugo von Hofmannsthal''s operatic collaboration with Richard Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten, Artur Schnitzler plays, Franz Schreker''s opera Die Gezeichneten, and Alexander Zemlinsky''s opera Der Zwerg.It explores the transformations of the assimilated Jewish artists from politics into psyche and the dynamic of their assimilation and alienation, tackling the pressing question of both the validity and limitation of representing unacknowledged psychic trauma in theatrical terms. Walter Benjamin''s allegorist approach is adopted to illuminate the existential anguish of the assimilated Jews who suffered the abrupt rupture of the German identity by the onslaught of anti-Semitism.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC31931
AuthorPao-Hsiang Wang
Number of Pages348
Publishing Year8/30/2010
Edition1 st
Book TypeDance & other performing arts
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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