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P A J Publications, 1985 - Drama - 191 pages
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Fassbinder's version of modern post-civilized terror was, like much else about his work, ahead of its time. --San Francisco Chronicle

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

The antiteatre of Fassbinder is present in these works. His works portray a pessimistic, dark side of human existence. Characters are not likable, and the social world they find themselves in is ... Read full review

Review: Plays

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of my favorite filmmakers, but this collection of plays was my first taste of his theater work. He turned two of these plays, "Katzelmacher" and "The Bitter Tears of ... Read full review


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Werner Fassbinder, a German film director and actor, was prolific in his short life. Though he died at age 37, he had already directed 41 films in 13 years. He had also written, acted, and produced for the theater. Fassbinder's films, most of which were made with his own company of actors, are notable for the skepticism and irony with which they view the prosperous and corrupt German society that arose from the wreckage of World War II. Among Fassbinder's better-known works are The Third Generation (1979), a work about terrorists; The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), which explores the recurrent theme of homosexuality his work); and Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), a searing descent into the lower-class and criminal worlds that was made for television.

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