Georg Kaiser was born November 25, 1878 in Magdeburg, Germany. He was best known for his work as a dramatist. He started writing plays while recovering from a bout of Malaria caught while apprenticing in Argentina in his father’s trade.
Kaiser made his name as an Expressionist playwright with a number of important works, though the Gas trilogy in particular established him as an important Expressionist dramatist. He was a charter member of the Poetry Section of the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin (Crueder and Mumm). Kaiser fled Germany for Switzerland in 1938 after Nazis banned his plays because of their antiwar themes. He died in Ascona, Switzerland on June 4, 1945.
Kaiser’s works have been translated into languages other than German, including English. To find English language translations, search for materials in McKeldin and Clarice Smith Libraries. For the German Language originals, visit Hornbake Library.
From Zwei Krawatten, revuestuck in neun bildern, von Georg Kaiser. Mit 9 illustrationen von Rudolf Schliter (Pub. 1930) Rare Stacks PT2621.A33 Z3