From Morning to Midnight Paperback
by Georg Kaiser
From Morning To Midnight, among the most frequently performed German Expressionist works, charts the life of a cashier who steals money from the bank and flees to Berlin.
The un-named protagonist's bid to escape his middle-class daily life is ultimately frustrated.
It is a popular piece in which Kaiser satirized the cheapness and futility of modern society.
His hero, a kind of machine-age Everyman, searches everywhere for some kind of fulfilment - in commercial sex, in salvationist religion - but discovers through a series of nightmarish episodes that the world is deceitful and illusory.
In the end, disillusioned and pursued by the police, he takes his own life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/11/2013
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9781783190133
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