Else Lasker-Schüler: IchundIch. Eine theatralische Tragödie [I and I. A Theatrical Tragedy]

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

The play IchundIch. Eine theatralische Tragödie in sechs Akten, einem Vor- und einem Nachspiel [I and I. A Theatrical Tragedy in Six Acts, a Prelude and an Epilogue], written between 1937 and 1941, reflects a traumatic period in the life of the Jewish writer Else Lasker-Schüler. She had been forced into exile by the Hitler government, one of many involved in the mass exodus of Jewish and dissident artists. Lasker-Schüler emigrated to Switzerland at first and went from there to Palestine. She lived in Jerusalem until her death. Aside from a personal reading for a small private audience by the writer herself, the play was not published until 1970 (in the Jahrbuch der Deutschen S…

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Kraft, Helga W.. "IchundIch. Eine theatralische Tragödie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 February 2006
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