Page extent: 168
ISBN: 9781840021523
Binding: PaperBack

von Horvath: Plays Two

Ödön von Horváth

PaperBack (27 Nov 2000)

Includes the plays Italian Night and Tales from the Vienna Woods

Written in 1930s Europe, these plays describe the decay of a society haunted by inflation and succumbing to a rising tide of fascism. In Hampton’s translation of Tales from the Vienna Woods (staged at the RNT in 1977) von Horváth portrays, with compassion and impartiality, the interplay between individual selfishness and the pressures of a society in crisis. Italian Night, in this new translation by Meredith Oakes, has a group of friends deciding to hold a republican ‘Italian Night’, only to discover the fascists have chosen the same day for a German Day parade.

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ISBN13 9781840021523
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 168