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Through the Leaves and Other Plays

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Like Sam Shepard - the American playwright whose career his most nearly resembles - Franz Xaver Kroetz is a controversial figure whose works have helped reshape world drama over the last two decades. His unsparing portraits of life in Germany's lower middle class redefine the notion of realism on the stage. The only Kroetz collection available in English, this volume inclu ...more
Hardcover, 162 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Theatre Communications Group (first published May 1992)
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Chambers Stevens
Kroetz is an extraordinary German playwright.
His main theme is distrust of language.
I directed the American premiere of his play Farmyard.
His plays are exquisite.
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Plays 1: Request Concert / The Nest / Mensch Meier / Through the Leaves Maria Magdalena Furcht und Hoffnung in Deutschland: Nicht Fisch nicht Fleisch ; Der Spitzel Wildwechsel Mensch Meier Stuckes

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