GERHART HAUPTMANN THE WEAVERS PDF

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 the Silesian weavers of and portrays in a starkly realistic manner the human cost of the Industrial Revolution. The work reveals how, reduced to destitution because of the introduction of power looms, the weavers are driven to revolt. They march on the home of Dreissiger, their arrogant , exploitative employer, sack his house, and achieve a temporary victory over a company of armed soldiers. The Weavers. Info Print Cite.

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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 the Silesian weavers of and portrays in a starkly realistic manner the human cost of the Industrial Revolution. The work reveals how, reduced to destitution because of the introduction of power looms, the weavers are driven to revolt. They march on the home of Dreissiger, their arrogant , exploitative employer, sack his house, and achieve a temporary victory over a company of armed soldiers.

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Qty : Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Written in , The Weavers was a response to an extraordinary, disorganised and doomed rebellion by factory workers in Silesia in the s. Fifty years later, conditions had not significantly changed and Hauptmann's dramatisation, which places the workers centre stage, was a radical departure from German romantic drama. It is now considered a classic of socialist theatre and the first play with a collective hero. This edition also provides an introduction to the play and to Hauptmann's life and work. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

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