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


Nielsen, H and Leane, Elizabeth, 'Scott of the Antarctic' on the German Stage: Reinhard Goering's Die Sudpolexpedition des Kapitans Scott, New Theatre Quarterly, 29, (3) pp. 278-293. ISSN 0266-464X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S0266464X13000468


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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary Studies
Research Field:Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
UTAS Author:Nielsen, H (Dr Hanne Nielsen)
UTAS Author:Leane, Elizabeth (Professor Elizabeth Leane)
ID Code:88314
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2014-01-28
Last Modified:2017-11-20

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