Expressionism

Expressionism

Expressionism is a modernist movement in drama and theatre that developed in Europe (principally Germany) in the early decades of the 20th century and later in the United States. It forms part of the broader movement of Expressionism in the arts. There was a concentrated Expressionist movement in early 20th century German theatre of which…

Fantasy

Fantasy

Though the fantasy genre in its modern sense is less than two centuries old, its antecedents have a long and distinguished history. Elements of the supernatural and the fantastic were an element of literature from its beginning. The hallmarks that distinguish the modern genre from tales that merely contain fantastic elements are the logic of…

Farce

Farce

In theatre, a farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable. Farces are often highly incomprehensible plot-wise (due to the many plot twists and random events that occur), but viewers are encouraged not to try to follow the plot in order to avoid…

Fate Drama

Fate Drama

Dromo’s Den Biography of Austrian Fate Drama writer Franz Grillparzer. Infoplease Biography of August Graf von Platen, German writer of Fate Tragedies. New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia Comprehensive entry on the history of German literature, including a reference to Fate Drama playwright Zacharias Werner under section ‘ VII: The Classic Period of German Literature (1748-1805)’. New…