An Introduction to the Major Works of Franz Grillparzer, 1791 - 1872, Austrian Dramatist

Author: Roe, Ian
Year:1991
Pages:307
ISBN:0-7734-9725-0
978-0-7734-9725-2
Price:249.95
Provides a general survey with the main emphasis on the thematic and dramatic content of the plays (genesis and background, structure, characters, major themes), though questions of language, style and imagery are not neglected, especially where these contribute to the play's theatrical effectiveness. This work's most important contribution to scholarship is the investigation of Grillparzer's interest in the Classical generation of writers, reflected in almost all his works, either in the form of a debt to a particular work or in the echoing of key philosophical themes of the period.