The Project Gutenberg EBook of Hands Around [Reigen], by Arthur Schnitzler This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States and most other . When Arthur Schnitzler was sixteen years old, his physician father discovered This piece was REIGEN (Hands Around in English, in the sense of ‘Ring Around . Steven said: Arthur Schnitzler deemed his play ‘La Ronde’ too raunchy Arthur Schnitzler’s play La Ronde (Reigen in German), written in but not.

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I mean, Felix Salten, one of Schnitzler’s contemporaries, is the same Austro-Hungarian who wrote the adorable tale of Bambi and the sexually inexhaustible exploits of Josefine Mutzenbacher.

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Arthur Schnitzler deemed his play ‘La Ronde’ too raunchy and provocative for a public audience. This version hews to the Schnitzler structure but updates the roles to more modern archetypes. Understandable, seeing the year.

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Potentially very interesting, but a lot of the impact will really depend on the actors and actresses involved. In Hands Around, a short play by the Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler, ten characters are portrayed before and after the arthue act of love in and around the cafes, restaurants, and drawing rooms of turn of the century Vienna. Return to Book Page. I read this a while back in English class cuz my teacher has an unhealthy obsession with oversexualized mid 19th century Austria-Hungary Fun.

The characters in the play include members of the military, the nobility, and the bourgeoisie, as well as a poet, an actress, a husband and a wife. Twitter email post a comment Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.


The story is interesting with some imagination. Kristina-katharina rated it liked it Jul 13, Another part of the structure I found interesting was the transition between male dominance in the pairings early on that transitions to female dominance in the latter pairs.

Preview — La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler. Pernille rated it really liked it Jul 13, Rigen far as I am concerned nothing beats the stage, reading a play just isn’t the same as seeing it with your own eyes. Aki rated it liked it Jul 25, Highly recommend for readers interested in psychology, sexuality and the culture of turn of the century Vienna.

Unfortunately scynitzler me, I wasn’t there, rrigen any of the other productions had a chance to see it in London but turned down the offer. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The book’s biggest merit, arguably, is in its open discussion of sexuality and its transcendence of class.

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Sag, ob du meine Rwigen hast. However he also wrote two full-length novels: In his day, the author of it was accused of depicting and arousing immoral behavior.

There have been many productions of his play since, and in recent years even Nicole Kidman took to the stage in her birthday suit, leaving one critic to declare it “pure theatrical viagra”. In it Schnitzler so exactly caught the Austrian mentality that the work was banned for many years in Vienna, while from it played in Berlin and he received a standing ovation on its th evening there. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

The fact that Schnitzler writes each character in two scenes, shows two sides to them- they’re more “honest” side or their more “secret” side, but whether that side is truly honest or secret is blended into a faded grey for certain characters, like the Poet, who feigns pure romance between his partners. Mar 04, Rosie Dempsey rated it liked it. We have had perhaps ten or twelve love-affairs with each other [in five years of marriage]….


The Poet and the Actress 9. Kristina rated it liked it Sep 30, This lesson did not restrain his amorous pursuits. Martina rated it really liked it May 31, These felt drearily repetitious.

Reigen: Zehn Dialoge by Arthur Schnitzler – Free Ebook

scunitzler The wife complicates things by bringing up past lovers while the husband does his best to evade the topic. Turn of the Century Vienna was all about Schein appearance and Sein to be and Schnitzler seems to be taking a jab at his contemporary Austrians, all haughtily aethur with white gloves and polished shoes in good company, and all hot and bothered romping from duvet to duvet behind closed doors.

Schnitzlers Reigen wollte ich schon ewig mal lesen. Schintzler 25, Susan Lester rated it really liked it. He will make hamburger of him, he thinks. Arthur Schnitzler was an Austrian author and dramatist. The book’s biggest merit, arguably, is in it Series of dialogues with sex as subject matter. In the theatrical rights to Schnitzler’s play fell temporarily out of copyright and several stage adaptations were crafted and performed.