Decadent Histories: Four Plays by Amelia Hertz (Paperback)

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Four innovative plays by Polish-Jewish playwright Amelia Hertz, whose work is based on bizarre and macabre episodes from history and legend. Hertz creates a tightly controlled theatre of cruelty that confronts extreme situations and poses "no exit" ethical and existential dilemmas. The plays included here deal with fin-de-siecle subjects rife with perverse sexuality and violence.

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Born in 1878, Polish-Jewish playwright Amelia Hertz wrote in the early twentieth century innovative plays based on bizarre and macabre episodes from history and legend. She created a tightly controlled theatre of cruelty-set in decadent periods of ancient history-that confront extreme situations and pose "no exit" ethical and existential dilemmas. Hertz died in the notorious Pawiak Gestapo prison in Warsaw in 1942, a victim of the Nazis.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780990684749
ISBN-10: 0990684741
Publisher: Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications
Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Pages: 217
Language: English