By Bertolt Brecht, Ludwig Rubiner, Paul Kornfeld, Yvan Goll, Georg Kaiser, Oskar Kokoschka, Reinhard Sorge, Carl Sternheim, Walter Hasenclever, Rolf Lauckner

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART I-TH E THEORY
M a n in t h e C e n t e r , Ludwig Rubiner
Translated through Walter H. Sokel

E p i l o g u e t o t h e A c t o r , Paul Komfeld
Translated by means of Joseph Bernstein

Two S u p e r d r a m a s , Yvan Goll
Translated via Walter H. Sokel

M a n i n t h e T u n n e l , Georg Kaiser
Translated via Walter H. Sokel

PART II—THE PLAYS
M u r d e r e r t h e W o m e n ’s H o p e , Oskar Kokoschka
Translated through Michael Hamburger

T h e B e g g a r , Reinhard Sorge
Translated through Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel

T h e S t r o n g b o x , Carl Stemheim
Translated through Maurice Edwards and Valerie Reich

Job, Oskar Kokoschka
Translated by means of Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel

H u m a n i t y , Walter Hasenclever
Translated by means of Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel

A l ok i b i a d e s S a v e d , Georg Kaiser
Translated by means of Bayard Quincy Morgan

T h e I m m o r t a l O n e , Yvan Goll
Translated by means of Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel

C r y in t h e S t r e e t , Rolf Lauckner
Translated by means of Maurice Edwards and Valerie Reich

B a a l , Bertolt Brecht
Translated by means of Eric Bentley and Martin Esslin

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T h e f r i e n d . As far as I know, yes, that's the case. — And your mother? th e po et. She languishes. Mainly she anxiously stares at the door and hearkens for my fathers steps. When they come dragging, then she forces for the madman a smile upon her lips, So helpless and touching, that tears well up in my eyes. She weeps so much and speaks of dying. Poverty fills her cup. t h e f r i e n d . Its dreadful. — No, you can't develop in such surroundings. Brief silence. Come, now; we want to meet him in the foyer.

Hell, give it to me!! Put it here! Put it here! Crap. ! The papers have been tom out of the hands of the waiters, are being read greedily; those who have not obtained any read over their neighbors9shoulders. s e v e n t h l i s t e n e r . Good Lord. . e ig h t h l i s t e n e r without a paper. Read aloud! Read to us! s ix t h l i s t e n e r . Well, boys, what did I tell you. ? e ig h t h l i s t e n e r . So, let’s start, for God s sake! What’s hold­ ing you up? s e c o n d l i s t e n e r .

Heart has nothing to do with either his style or his theme. f i r s t c r i t i c . That’s just it! You happen to see the problem upside down! That very lack relegates him forever to the ranks of sterile hacks. Poets are lovers, lovers of the world, and endlessly addicted to their love; but he is stunted in his heart, and out of his narrowness and vanity he invents vain females. t h ir d c r i t i c without a pause answering the f i r s t . And he lacks the demonic element, that great confirmation of the self transcending the self.

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