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'Scott of the Antarctic' on the German Stage: Reinhard Georing's Die Südpolexpedition des Kapitäns Scott

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Leane, E and Nielsen, H (2013) 'Scott of the Antarctic' on the German Stage: Reinhard Georing's Die Südpolexpedition des Kapitäns Scott. New Theatre Quarterly, 29 (3). pp. 278-293. ISSN 0266-464X

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Abstract

Reinhard Goering's play Die Südpolexpedition des Kapitäns Scott (1929) tells the story of the famously tragic British polar expedition led by Robert F. Scott in 1911–12. As the first public staging of the story, the play created considerable controversy in Britain when it premiered in Berlin in 1930. A late Expressionist drama, it offered perspectives on the expedition quite different to those coming out of Scott's homeland. In this article, Hanne Nielsen and Elizabeth Leane contextualize the play within Goering's own career; outline its performance history; examine its reception in both Germany and Britain; and analyze the play text in terms of its innovative treatment of Scott's story.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Reinhard Goering Theatre Robert Falcon Scott Exploration Antarctica British Antarctic Expedition Nationalism German theatre Nationalism
Journal or Publication Title: New Theatre Quarterly
Page Range: pp. 278-293
ISSN: 0266-464X
Identification Number - DOI: 1017/S0266464X13000468
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Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 04:19
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:55
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