Abstract

This article closely examines the unpublished plans and drafts of Schnitzler’s play Zwischenspiel (1905), showing how Schnitzler radically altered the representation of the central characters, the play’s perspective on open marriage and traditional gender roles, and the planned ending of the play in the course of its genesis. Fresh light is also shed on his experimentation with comedic form, with Wedekind’s Der Marquis von Keith shown to be a key influence on Schnitzler’s development of an alternative to Naturalist dramas of marital crisis.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2327-1809
Print ISSN
2165-669X
Pages
pp. 27-50
Launched on MUSE
2013-09-27
Open Access
No
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