L'oeuvre dramatique de Lion Feuchtwanger (1905-1948) et sa réception sur les scènes allemandes

Abstract : Although Feuchtwanger owes his workdwide fame to a historical novel,Jud Süss (1925), his dramatic works (sixteen original plays and a dozen adaptations) mark his career as a writer, from 1905 to 1948, from munich to Berlin, and from Berlin to his exile in the USA. A playwright before he was a novelist, he tried all styles : drawing-room comedies, historical, philosophical, topical plays, satirical revues. His drama inspired some of his nivels and influenced his narrative style. The originality of the great contemporary dramatists Feuchtwanger met tended to overschadow his plays. He was compared with Georg Kaiser, Ernst Toller, and particularly B. Brecht, whose influence on his style was decisive. Their lifetime friendship and collaboration, which started in 1919, helped Brecht to clarify his idea of epic drama, and Feuchtwanger to give a more prominent role to speech and body, thus braking with a theatre of ideas based on discourse and oppositional structures. His best play, the Oild islands (1927), is brechtian in its writing. The 1990 production of Thomas Wendet (1919), a revolution play, after the fall of the Berlin wall, shows that his drama is still alive
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Claudie Villard. L'oeuvre dramatique de Lion Feuchtwanger (1905-1948) et sa réception sur les scènes allemandes. Littératures. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 1991. Français. ⟨NNT : 1991METZ005L⟩. ⟨tel-01775920⟩

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