Hofmannsthal’s Der Schwierige. I. Because they spring from a common his- torical and cultural context and respond to the same kinds of existential problems, . Original language, English. Title of host publication, Landmarks in German Comedy. Editors, Peter Hutchinson. Publisher or commissioning body, Peter Lang. In his comedy Der Schwierige, Hugo von Hofmannsthal imagines a community Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s play Der Schwierige, a work that enjoys a relatively.

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An- gered or even disgusted with endemic egocentrism, he argues for withdrawal from society. Reflections on Contemporary Comportment, Albany: Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: If two individuals are non-intrusive with regard to each other, then they also acknowledge their co-presence as distinct persons. Publisher’s Summary This anthology of theatre reviews documents the reception of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s comedy Der Schwierige by theatre critics between the premiere of the play and the poet’s centennial year.

Of course, excessive self-regard is not a position, but a flaw, and like other comedies, Der Schwierige exposes human follies. Unfailingly polite people may be pleasant to spend time with, but they also seem to hide behind a surface of socially ac- ceptable behavior. Vor allem der zweite Akt mit seinen choreografisch angelegten Aktionen der unterschiedlichen Paare ruft Assoziationen an die Bildsprache von Filmen hervor.

Figures within the play are good at declaring strong opinions on all kinds of matters, and they are all portrayed as rude or deluded.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. According to this more suspicious attitude, to be polite is to hofmannnsthal what one actually thinks, even to traffic in deception.


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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Der Grund sei Helene Altenwyl, denn die laufe dem Kari schon immer nach. Nothing they say or do is submitted to others although these others may well come to obstruct their plans. Helene ist im Begriff das Haus zu verlassen und spricht mit ihrem alten Kammerdiener, wie und wann er ihren Vater davon informieren soll. These solitary figures are often those individuals who are the most garrulous: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Alan Charles Kors ed. When Hans Karl wants to get out of speaking in the parliament but does not say so openly to Altenwyl, this can be ascribed to his evasive behavior.

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Der Schwierige

Seiner eigenen Meinung opponieren? Write a customer review. Modern society has been said to consist of multiple self-interested agents who pursue particular ends in competition with others. Once one has relinquished all claims to superiority as an individual, one cannot re-emerge as a secure member of a harmoniously unified and stable collective.

However, this attack on individuality as a form of insolence does not pave the way for an affirmation of a union of two souls or any other greater social or mystical whole, since such formations would run the risk of reproducing blind arrogance at a higher level.

If you are a svhwierige for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Thoughts on Social Grace, in: Die Szene endet also in einer Verlobung, die allerdings unausgesprochen bleibt.

It is unclear if the play ratifies any of the positions outlined above. Peter Connor et al.


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The misanthrope simply wants to be left alone. What would be the alter- native to the dominant logic of society? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Das Telefon, das der neue Diener unbefugt ins Arbeitszimmer hat durchstellen lassen, muss sofort abgestellt werden, Graf Altenwyl soll jetzt informiert und eine telefonische Verbindung mit Hechingen hergestellt werden, Antoinettes Kammerfrau kann jetzt eintreten.

The new butler Vizenz arrives at the beginning of the play and believes that he can quickly survey the situation in the household. To sustain its mode of togetherness, its participants must remain separate and silent, discrete and discreet.

Speaking of Hans Karl, he states: All of these attitudes in one way or another serve to desensitize individuals to the presence of others with un- known desires and directions. Their very confidence about the ways of the world and the minds of people, in combination with their predilection for self-assured pronouncements on these matters, blocks them from noting the difficulties that interaction with actual others typically bring.

The community to which the individual should surrender himself to shed his arrogance exists in a genuine manner only in the moment when all of its members abandon any presumptions about the love, admiration, and collaborative ca- pacities of others. Pierre Joris, Station Hill: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This 4 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Der Schwierige.