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The Weavers

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No play in the history of theater presents a deeper or more lacerating vision of the inhuman nuts and bolts of starvation, from the poetics of paucity to the politics of poverty, than Gerhart Hauptmann’s 1892 naturalistic masterpiece The Weavers. Based on fact – a riot by the horrifically oppressed weavers of Silesia in 1844 – the epic script has been saddled with the dubi...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Methuen Publishing (first published 1892)
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a drama about a group of poor (the weavers) and their abortive revolt
in 1844,derived by personal,political and religious motivations.

an epic in which masses of people are used as a collective hero.

old people dying of starvation,children forced to work long hours from the day they learn to walk, they cries of hunger,and are hopeless with this miserable and desperate situation.

"DREISSIGER: It was nothing serious. The boy is all right again. But all the same it's a disgrace. The child's so weak th...more
One mark of a great dramatist is how timeless the work feels and I'd love to see this play now, for it fits all too well with the current political discourse and social upheaval. Such a devastating and poignant portrayal.
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i would never want to see, or work on this play. but im glad i read it
SO long. So ... redundant!
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Hauptmann's first drama, Before Dawn (1889) inaugurated the naturalistic movement in modern German literature. It was followed by The Reconciliation (1890), Lonely People (1891) and The Weavers (1892), a powerful drama depicting the rising of the Silesian weavers in 1844 for which he is best known outside of Germany.
Hauptmann's subsequent work includes the comedies Colleague Crampton (1892), The...more
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Bahnwärter Thiel Vor Sonnenaufgang Die Ratten. Berliner Tragikomödie Der Biberpelz Three Plays: The Weavers / Hannele / The Beaver Coat

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