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Shooting Rats, Other Plays and Poems

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This volume contains some of the more controversial and personal works produced by Turrini, who has come to be recognized today as one of the leading Austrian dramatists. The plays, Shooting Rats, Infanticide, Death and the Devil, and The Siege of Vienna treat contemporary social conditions and problems in Austria: alienation from the consumer society, the loss of humanity ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published July 28th 1996 by Ariadne Press (CA) (first published July 1996)
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Peter Turrini is an Austrian leftist playwright.
Born in Carinthia, Turrini has been writing since 1971, when his play Rozznjogd premiered at the Volkstheater, Vienna. A versatile author, he has written plays, screenplays, poems, and essays. Rather than presenting an authentic picture of reality, in Turrini's understanding it is the function of the theatre to exaggerate and, by doing so, to raise t
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