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Hauptmann, Herhart. weavers Drama from the forties / H. Hauptman; per, with him M. Pavlyk; Herhart Hauptman and his works / I. Ya. Franko. - Lviv: [b.v.], 1898. - 102 p.

The plot of "The Weavers" is based on a chronicle principle: the drama begins with an image of a sultry day at the end of May 1844, when weavers from the surrounding villages came to the house of the manufacturer Dreisiger in Peterswaldau in order to hand over the finished goods, and ends with a picture of the June uprising of the weavers. In the tradition of H.D. Grabbe and H. Buchner, H. Hauptmann freely behaves with time and space, the place of action of the drama is constantly changing: it takes place in Dreisiger's office (act 1); in old Anzorge's hunting lodge in Peterswaldau (act 2); in Welzel's tavern in Kashbach, in Eilengebirg (act 3); in Dreisiger's apartment (act 4); in the workshop of the old weaver Gilse in Langenbilau (act 5). Changing the place of action in each act expands the panorama of depicted events: in an epically organized plot, the environment is stage-fixed in space and time - weavers in a poor life and hard labor. As in a naturalistic novel, H. Hauptmann's detail acquires special importance: broken stoves, dusty houses, a child who fainted from hunger, girls pale as canvas, the meat of dogs and cats eaten by weavers, etc. They contribute to the image of the environment, as in H.D. Grabbe, extremely detailed remarks. They not only provide the necessary information about the place of action and heroes, but also grow into a vivid picture of the lives of weavers, thanks to which a generalized portrait of people driven to despair appears in extremely detailed form.

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