Ferdinand Jakob Raimund Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Branscombe, Peter. "Reflections on Raimund's Artistic Relationships with his Contemporaries." In Viennese Popular Theatre: A Symposium, edited by W. E. Yates and John R. P. McKenzie, pp. 25-40. Exeter: University of Exeter, 1985.

Offers insights into Raimund's working relationships with his contemporaries in Viennese theater.

Holbeche, Yvonne. "Raimund and Romanticism: Ferdinand Raimund's Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind and E. T. A. Hoffmann's Prinzessin Brambilla." New German Studies 18, Nos. 1-2 (1994-95): 1-14.

Studies the influence of German Romanticism on Raimund's drama Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind.

Jacobs, Margaret. "Legitimate and Illegitimate Drama: Ferdinand Raimund's Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind and John Baldwin Buckstone's The King of the Alps." German Life & Letters XXXI (1977-78): 41-52.

Discusses the 1831 adaptation by English comedian and playwright Buckstone of one of Raimund's plays for the English stage.

Michalski, John. Ferdinand Raimund. New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1968, 142p.

Critical and biographical study of Raimund.

Roe, Ian F. "Ferdinand Raimund's Poetry." Modern Language Review 81 (October 1986): 912-29.

Analyzes Raimund's verse, contrasting it with the poetry of his contemporaries and arguing that it does not reflect an "unequivocal pessimism" as many critics have suggested.

Rommel, Otto. "The Old Viennese Folk Theatre." World Theatre X, No. 2 (Summer 1961): 121-7.

A brief history of Viennese popular theater in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Schwarz, Egon. "Thalia in Austria." In Laughter Unlimited: Essays on Humor, Satire, and the Comic, edited by Reinhold Grimm and Jost Hermand, pp. 41-55. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991.

Mentions Raimund in conjunction with an exploration of comedy on the Austrian stage.

Straubinger, O. Paul. "The Reception of Raimund and Nestroy in England and America." In Österreich und die Angelsächsische Welt: Kulturbegegnungen und Vergleiche, edited by Otto Hietsch, pp. 481-94. Vienna: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1961.

Investigates the relative neglect of Raimund's and Nestroy's dramatic works in the English-speaking world during the nineteenth century.

Zohn, Harry. "Music in Ferdinand Raimund's Plays." Modern Austrian Literature 17, No. 2 (1984): 1-12.

Examines the varied use of instrumental music and song in Raimund's theatrical works.

Additional coverage of Raimund's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 90.