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"Kraft" by Leah Kapilovitsh Hofman Leah Kapilovitsh Hofman's “Kraft” is a one-act play about power, about civilization and the energy it takes to fuel it. The symbolic characters of the play are arguing over progress: sprightly Electricity mocks the aging Steam Engine, the Airplane outdoes the Horse, and Madame Cinema is more talkative than the Radio. The only human in the play is the abstract Slave, whose naïve questioning reveals that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Leah K. Hofman (Leah Kapilowicz/Kapilyovitsh) was born in Livenhof (Livani, Latvia today) in 1898 in a...
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"Kraft" by Leah Kapilovitsh Hofman Leah Kapilovitsh Hofman's “Kraft” is a one-act play about power, about civilization and the energy it takes to fuel it. The symbolic characters of the play are arguing over progress: sprightly Electricity mocks the aging Steam Engine, the Airplane outdoes the Horse, and Madame Cinema is more talkative than the Radio. The only human in the play is the abstract Slave, whose naïve questioning reveals that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Leah K. Hofman (Leah Kapilowicz/Kapilyovitsh) was born in Livenhof (Livani, Latvia today) in 1898 in a...
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