Else Lasker-Schüler: Arthur Aronymus. Die Geschichte meines Vaters [Arthur Aronymus. The Story of My Father]

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  • Helga W. Kraft (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Arthur Aronymus. Die Geschichte meines Vaters [Arthur Aronymus. The Story of my Father] was written and first published in 1932. A little later the author changed the play’s title to Arthur Aronymus und seine Väter, subtitled Aus meines geliebten Vaters Kinderjahren. Schauspiel in fünfzehn Bildern [Arthur Aronymus and His Fathers. From the Childhood of my Beloved Father. Play in Fifteen Pictures], and subsequently the text has been reprinted under both titles. The premiere took place in 1936 in Zurich, where Lasker-Schüler was forced to live in exile. The play explores the impact of religious, ethnic, and class differences within mixed communities and revolves …

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Kraft, Helga W.. "Arthur Aronymus. Die Geschichte meines Vaters". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 February 2006
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