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Gerould, Daniel C. (Daniel Charles) 1928-2012

Overview
Works: 82 works in 283 publications in 2 languages and 9,731 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PG7158.W52, 891.8527
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Daniel C Gerould
American melodrama by Augustin Daly( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century Polish avant-garde drama : plays, scenarios, critical documents by Daniel C Gerould( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodrama( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre, theory, theatre : the major critical texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and Havel( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tropical madness : four plays by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doubles, demons, and dreamers : an international collection of symbolist drama( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillotine : its legend and lore by Daniel C Gerould( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Publishers Weekly: Gerould presents 200 years of the most famous executioner's tool, the guillotine, from details of its use to its appearance in literature, the visual arts and music. His historical account ranges from the guillotine's invention in the early 1790s as a means of making capital punishment more humane--through instantaneous death-to its notoriety as the great symbol of France's Reign of Terror. Gerould offers reports of post-Terror balls for relatives of the guillotined and 19th-century medical experiments to discover if consciousness remains after the head is severed. Short chapters trace guillotine themes in Hugo and Dickens, Berlioz and the performances of '70s rock icon Alice Cooper, and others. He also presents tidbits about the cult of personality surrounding France's state executioners and about underpublicized use of the guillotine by the Nazis. Though Gerould (who edited American Melodrama) never quite gets around to his promised cultural interpretation of the guillotine's role in Western imagination, this book will find an audience among those fascinated by a device that has come to represent so much about modern revolution, human rights and terror
Beelzebub sonata : plays, essays, and documents by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant garde drama : a casebook by Bernard F Dukore( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witkacy : Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz as an imaginative writer by Daniel C Gerould( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of solitude, Stanisława Przybyszewska : a biographical study with selected letters by Jadwiga Kosicka( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallant and libertine : eighteenth-century French divertissements and parades( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant-garde drama : major plays and documents, post World War I by Bernard F Dukore( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Witkiewicz reader by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanowi wybór sztuk, esejów i powieści
The Mother & other unsavory plays : including the Shoemakers and They by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven plays by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Price, or, Tropical madness ; and, Metaphysics of a two-headed calf by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Polish playwright and artist Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, known as Witkacy, is now recognized as Poland's leading theatrical innovator of the interwar years and one of the outstanding creative personalities of the European avant-garde. This volume contains two of Witkacy's "tropical" plays inspired by the playwright's trip to Ceylon and Australia in 1914 with his close friend, the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. Mr. Price, or Tropical Madness is a drama of heightened passion and greed among British colonists in Rangoon who seem to have stepped out of Joseph Conrad's tales of the South Seas. Metaphysics of a Two headed Calf, set in New Guinea and Australia, pits savage European imperialists against a native tribal Australia and pits savage European imperialists against a native tribal chieftain whose fetish of a great golden frog offers greater insight into the mystery of existence than the Westerners' shallow rationalism. Both plays puncture the white rulers' poses of superiority and parody their images of the tropical Other.; Also included in the volume are Witkacy's Foreword to Metaphysics of a Two-Headed Calf in which the playwright defends his concept of theatre as an autonomous art with a scenic language of its own and an appendix containing a documentary itinerary of Witkacy's journey to Ceylon
A Maeterlinck reader : plays, poems, short fiction, aphorisms, and essays by Maurice Maeterlinck( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country house by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Country House", a "comedy with corpses" is a subversion of all those realistic psychological dramas of jealousy, adultery, murder and suicide that ask to be taken seriously. This send-up assumes the form of a ghost story full of surprises, in the course of which an entire family of four is gleefully dispatched to the other world.; When it was first performed in 1923 in Torun, this play was judged unsuitable for the general public because it derided moral, social and dramatic convention. Three years later, as directed by the playwright himself in Lwow, the drama proved an unexpected success with audiences and ever since is Witkacy's most frequently performed work.; It is a systematic demolition of stage realism as well as a probing of the elusive boundaries between life and death, exposing the "dark places" of the human psyche
Country house by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country House, a ''''comedy with corpses, '''' is a wicked subversion of all those realistic psychological dramas of jealousy, adultery, murder and suicide that ask to be taken seriously. Witkacy''s send-up assumes the form of a ghost story full of surprises, in the course of which an entire family of four is gleefully dispatched to the other world. When it was first performed in 1923 in Torun, Country House was judged unsuitable for the general public because it derided moral, social and dramatic convention. Three years later, as directed by the playwright himself in Lwów, the drama proved an
 
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American melodrama
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Languages
English (151)

Polish (1)

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Theatre, theory, theatre : the major critical texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and HavelDoubles, demons, and dreamers : an international collection of symbolist dramaGuillotine : its legend and loreThe Mother & other unsavory plays : including the Shoemakers and TheySeven playsMr. Price, or, Tropical madness ; and, Metaphysics of a two-headed calfA Maeterlinck reader : plays, poems, short fiction, aphorisms, and essaysCountry houseCountry house