The Son (German: Der Sohn) is a five-act Expressionist play by the German playwright Walter Hasenclever. It was the first self-proclaimed, full-length Expressionist play to be produced, though its dramatic structure is more or less realistic. It takes as its subject the conflict between the generations and a rejection of the world in general by the young. It is a semi-autobiographical work. The play ends with the Son's parricide of his father, after which he "strides triumphantly over his father's corpse into a future full of glorious potential."

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  • The Son (German: Der Sohn) is a five-act Expressionist play by the German playwright Walter Hasenclever. It was the first self-proclaimed, full-length Expressionist play to be produced, though its dramatic structure is more or less realistic. It takes as its subject the conflict between the generations and a rejection of the world in general by the young. It is a semi-autobiographical work. It was written in 1912, first published in 1914, and first performed in 1916 at the in Dresden, although Hasenclever had read the play at the literary cabaret Das Gnu in early 1914. Ernst Deutsch played the Son to great acclaim. The play ends with the Son's parricide of his father, after which he "strides triumphantly over his father's corpse into a future full of glorious potential." (en)
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  • Adrienne
  • Cherubim
  • Police Inspector
  • Prince Scheitel
  • The Father
  • The Friend
  • The Fräulein
  • The Son
  • The Tutor
  • Von Tuchmeyer
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  • The Son (German: Der Sohn) is a five-act Expressionist play by the German playwright Walter Hasenclever. It was the first self-proclaimed, full-length Expressionist play to be produced, though its dramatic structure is more or less realistic. It takes as its subject the conflict between the generations and a rejection of the world in general by the young. It is a semi-autobiographical work. The play ends with the Son's parricide of his father, after which he "strides triumphantly over his father's corpse into a future full of glorious potential." (en)
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  • The Son (play) (en)
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