The Other Side
With Mike Rogers
Thursday 19th July, 2.30pm @ Allendale House (East Dorset Heritage Trust)
Tickets £5, to include refreshments
Everyone knows about, and is horrified by, life in the trenches. We hear something about resistance to the War in the UK, but next to nothing about resistance to the War in Austria-Hungary, the country which gave the initial impetus to those four years of slaughter and horror. This talk/performance will introduce people to the Viennese satirist, Karl Kraus, and the works through which he revealed the horrors of the war, which his government concealed, and the people and attitudes he considered responsible for them.
Mike Rogers is a retired Lecturer in German Language and Literature at Southampton University, who specialised in Austrian Studies, particularly the works of Karl Kraus. He is also a professional storyteller, and will be performing extracts from Kraus’s mammoth anti-war play, The Last Days of Mankind, in the course of this talk.
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Tickets can also be booked in person at East Dorset Heritage Trust, please note a booking fee of £1 per transaction applies.