Der Zuschauer

A Journal of Essays and Reportage on Drama, History, and Literature

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From Alfred Kerr in Berlin

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Liebst Freunden und Kollegin,
I write to recommend a journal, Der Zuschauer, newly published on the web by Guam Battalions, Intellectual and Various, and edited by Valentin Ludwig Fey, and his fellows: George Henry Lewes, Christian Dietrich Grabbe, Aaron Hill, Friedrich Maximillian Klinger, and John Dennis. It is to be a journal of writing, commentary, and reportage, on the drama, history, and literature. Herr Grabbe describes its business as “jest, satire, irony, and deeper significance.”
Queries and comments can be posted to the web site.

https://herrdramaturg.wordpress.com

I hope you will join us.

Alfred Kerr
Hebbel-Theater

PS. Warum flie├čt der Rhein nicht durch Berlin?

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April 28, 2008 at 1:28 am

Recommendations: Middleton, Schnitzler et al

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Here in Guam we have just been air-lifted a copy (two parachutes) of Thomas Middleton’s The Collected Works, eds. Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2008. At 2016 pages, it is a delicious volume (we are all racing through it) to be best enjoyed indoors as it is so heavy and also seems unusually attractive to sea birds, particularly the Albatross. Thomas Middleton

Also, we think Peter Gay’s Schnitzler’s Century: The Making of Middle-Class Culture, 1815-1914, New York: W.W. Norton, 2002, very good.

Valentin Ludwig Fey
George Henry Lewes
Christian Dietrich Grabbe
Aaron Hill
Friedrich Maximilian Klinger
John Dennis

Editors, Der Zuschauer. Some postings will be attributed, most not. All editorial material is copyright by the authors and/or Guam Battalions, Intellectual and Various, 2008.

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April 26, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Trivial Pursuit

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Dear Reader, We bring your attention to the following: In an early version of the above mentioned “intellectual” game, the answer to the question, “What play by Shakespeare begins on board a ship breaking up on the rocks in a storm?” The answer was Dogpatch.

Valentin Ludwig Fey
George Henry Lewes
Christian Dietrich Grabbe
Aaron Hill
Friedrich Maximilian Klinger
John Dennis

Editors, Der Zuschauer. Some postings will be attributed, most not. All editorial material is copyright by the authors and/or Guam Battalions, Intellectual and Various, 2008.

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April 26, 2008 at 7:23 pm

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Statement on the Authorship of Shakespeare’s Plays

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Right, piss off! No, really, piss off!

Valentin Ludwig Fey
George Henry Lewes
Christian Dietrich Grabbe
Aaron Hill
Friedrich Maximilian Klinger
John Dennis

Editors, Der Zuschauer. Some postings will be attributed, most not. All editorial material is copyright by the authors and/or Guam Battalions, Intellectual and Various, 2008.

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April 26, 2008 at 7:10 pm