The Weavers, naturalistic drama in five acts by Gerhart Hauptmann, published in and performed in as Die Weber. The play is based on the revolt of. Hend said: a drama about a group of poor (the weavers) and their abortive revolt in than Gerhart Hauptmann’s naturalistic masterpiece The Weavers. The Weavers Summary. Gerhart Hauptmann In a large room on the ground floor of Dreissiger’s house the weavers were bringing in their finished webs. Pfeifer.

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Little Gerhart’s vivid and impressionable mind must have received many pictures from the stories told about the life of the weavers. A superb collected edition of his works appeared in the s, and stimulated some impressive studies of his work e.

The term dramatic literature implies a contradiction in that literature originally meant jauptmann written and drama meant something performed.

A Broadway version of The Weavers was staged in — No one can’t call me idle, but I am not fit now for what I once was. He realized how the blow also fell on the Germany he stood for. It also uses a good deal of Silesian dialect, making th a bit of a challenge for German-as-second-language readers. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

Stage Review: “The Weavers” and The Art of Starvation

Not a bit of it. The last act must terminate the rebellion, but the mere ending, in the defeat of the strikers, is not sufficient to fill an entire act; there must be something further. Also, more use could have been made of the sound of the looms, which should be omnipresent.

Fortunately, a paperback edition Bantam Classics containing English translations of some of his most successful plays has now appeared in this country; and it is to be hoped that many Americans will become acquainted with Gerhart Hauptmann, a pioneer of the social drama, in the year of the th anniversary of his birth, November 15, I have already tried to indicate the higher and wider reality behind the realistic surface of some of his plays.


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The Weavers

For there comes a time when the Baumerts, even like their stomachs, rise in rebellion, when they hurl themselves, even though in blind fury, against the pillars of their prison house. During the Weimar Republic —33 he enjoyed the status of the literary figurehead of the new order, and was even considered for the post of state president. He knew the people he was writing about, knew their faith and feelings. Hauptmann may be said to have created a new form of drama in The Weavers, and that form is what may be designated as the tableau series form, with no hero but a community.

If possible, verify the haptmann with references provided in the foreign-language article. He never painted of the proletariat an abstract, idealized propaganda picture. Necessity knows no law. When I load a book up as currently reading I tap in front quotes, dedication and opening section or sentence. Dramatic representation of the Weavers Uprising of An’ what’s more — if there’s a rush on Dittrich’s, you will see me in the forefront of it — an’ pity the man as tries to prevent me — I’ve teh it long enough, so now you know it.

And, as in other Hauptmann plays, each one speaks exactly as he would in real life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. His own ancestors had been weavers. If the protagonists weren’t weavers and you weren’t regularly reminded of the old technology in This play is exceptional.

He’s been to the shepherd at Zerlau, but he couldn’t do him no good, and Back to German Plays Index. Articles to be expanded from March All articles to be expanded Articles needing translation from German Wikipedia Articles containing German-language text Articles containing Lower Silesian-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata.

I don’t think this is in any way the best depiction of the worker’s plight in literature. The justice to us weavers dealt Is bloody, cruel, and hateful; Our life’s one hauptmannn, long drawn out: Russian and Polish officers treated the world-renowned patriarch of German literature with marked courtesy; but since Stalin had handed the purely German province of Silesia to the Poles, the entire Silesian population was expelled; and no exception could be made for Hauptmann.


The Soviet authorities offered to transport him with his wife and his movable ewavers to Berlin in a special train.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At best, it serves as a sort of cathartic experience, giving viewers the thrill of just war and the downfall of oppression. Life is a tenacious force that clings desperately even to the most meager chance in an endeavor to assert itself. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of The more the better.

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The description is not accredited. Such a devastating and poignant portrayal. Mar 08, Michael Haase rated it liked it. It is the weavers as a class that is ever before us, and the unity of the play is in them and in them alone; they are only parts of a larger picture which will take shape as the story advances, and are not intended to be taken as important individuals.

And there is some of that fist-waving rhetoric in the script, though most of the harrowing details about the hideous existence of the workers -— children dying from eating glue, famished families living off recently buried animals, the workers embrace of a song accusing the upper crust of torture — are taken from newspaper accounts of the riots.

His last work was the Atriden-Tetralogie — Not a bit of it. Not a man of hatred but of love and pity, the poet denounced the coldblooded murder policy of total war and deplored the death of a city that had belonged to the common cultural heritage of Europe and mankind.