A History of German Theatre

The book argues that theatre is more central to the artistic life of German-speaking countries than anywhere else in the world.

A History of German Theatre

Author: Simon Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521175357

Page: 464

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Covering German-language theatre from the Middle Ages to the present day, this study demonstrates how and why theatre became so important in German-speaking countries. Written by leading international scholars of German theatre, chapters cover all aspects of theatrical performance, including acting, directing, play-writing, scenic design and theatre architecture. The book argues that theatre is more central to the artistic life of German-speaking countries than anywhere else in the world. Relating German-language theatre to its social and intellectual context, the History demonstrates how theatre has often been used as a political tool. It challenges the idea that German theatre was undeveloped in contrast to other European countries in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, provides a thematic survey of the crucial period of growth in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and discusses modern and contemporary German theatre by focusing in turn on the directors, playwrights, designers and theatre architecture.

Theatre Under the Nazis

This is the first book in English about theater in the entire Nazi period. The book is based on contemporary press reports, research in German archives, and interviews with surviving playwrights, actors, and musicians.

Theatre Under the Nazis

Author: John London

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719059919

Page: 356

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Were those who worked in the theatres of the Third Reich willing participants in the Nazi propaganda machine or artists independent of official ideology? To what extent did composers such as Richard Strauss and Carl Orff follow Nazi dogma? How did famous directors such as Gustaf Grüdgens and Jürgen Fehling react to the new regime? Why were Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw among the most performed dramatists of the time? And why did the Nazis sanction Jewish theatre? This is the first book in English about theater in the entire Nazi period. The book is based on contemporary press reports, research in German archives, and interviews with surviving playwrights, actors, and musicians.

The German Theatre Volume 2

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

The German Theatre  Volume 2

Author: August Wilhelm Iffland

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781357439194

Page: 330

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Partnership in the German Theatre

This book is a lens through which the reader may view the German theatre in the middle of the twentieth century.

Partnership in the German Theatre

Author: William Grange

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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Page: 241

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This book is a lens through which the reader may view the German theatre in the middle of the twentieth century. It offers an inside look at the upheavals and personalities shaping the German theatre from 1925 to 1961, when playwright Carl Zuckmayer (1896-1977) and director Heinz Hilpert (1890-1967) together created their major works. Their partnership is the book's major focus, although Brecht, Reinhardt, Kortner, and other major German theatre artists are prominent. The lens sweeps across the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and finally the Cold War period to examine in detail many events, people, and places important in German theatre history which have, to date, remained unchronicled in English.

Theatre in the Berlin Republic

This work's focus is on theatre at the intersection of culture and politics during and after German reunification and the evolution of the Berlin Republic.

Theatre in the Berlin Republic

Author: Denise Varney

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039111107

Page: 335

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This work's focus is on theatre at the intersection of culture and politics during and after German reunification and the evolution of the Berlin Republic. It contains the proceedings of a symposium that took place in Melbourne in September 2006.

The Revolution in German Theatre 1900 1933 Routledge Revivals

First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political ...

The Revolution in German Theatre 1900 1933  Routledge Revivals

Author: Michael Patterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317217926

Page: 244

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First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’s From Morning till Midnight and Toller’s Transfiguration are presented as examples of Expressionism. A thorough analysis of Piscator’s Hoppla, Such is Life! And Brecht’s Man show the similarities and differences in political theatre. In addition, elements of stage-craft are examined — illustrated with tabulated information, an extensive chronology, and photographs and designs of productions.

The German Theatre

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The German Theatre

Author: August Wilhelm Iffland

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377782355

Page: 318

View: 255

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the German Theatre

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local politicians . Theatre may be more divorced from the market in Germany , but
it is tied more tightly to the main parties and their representatives . However , a ...

Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the German Theatre

Author: David Barnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521855143

Page: 300

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Theatre in the Third Reich the Prewar Years

This volume considers prewar theatre in Hitler's Germany, a previously neglected subject in theatre history. An extended introduction sets the theatre scene of 1933 and charts major theatre regulations.

Theatre in the Third Reich  the Prewar Years

Author: Glen W. Gadberry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295164

Page: 187

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This volume considers prewar theatre in Hitler's Germany, a previously neglected subject in theatre history. An extended introduction sets the theatre scene of 1933 and charts major theatre regulations. The initial essay examines the "unified folk community" used to achieve power. Two chapters consider plays that achieved great success, and two cover specific theatres. The famous and privileged actor Werner Krauss is the subject of an essay on artistic responsibility, while a chapter on three famed directors shows how artists maneuvered for artistic freedom. The Propaganda Ministry's first national theatre festival in Dresden is covered. The two final chapters examine minority theatre--Jewish theatre in the anti-Semitic Third Reich and theatre in the concentration camps.

The German Theatre

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The Theatre of the Weimar Republic

A rigorous, fascinating assessment of the world-wide influences of Weimar theatre during its lifetime and in later years, the book will appeal to all readers interested in the art and politics of this turbulent period.

The Theatre of the Weimar Republic

Author: John Willett

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

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Page: 350

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The most definitive, comprehensive study of the origins, development, achievements and ultimate destruction of the performing arts in Germany from World War I through the rise of Hitler, "The Theatre of the Weimar Republic" is an invaluable record of creativity born out of conflict. John Willett focuses on the intellec-tual and sociocultural factors that brought Weimar theatre to its peak and analyses the theatrical theories and movements of the era. In addition, he includes a unique section of appen-dices, spanning 1916 to 1945, supple-menting the text and providing detailed information on theatres, actors, perfor-mances, films, and radio and gramo-phone recordings. The theatre during this period was marked by bold, innovative playwright-ing and directing as well as by impor-tant advances in theatrical architecture, lighting, and stage design. Renowned talents such as Brecht, Piscator, Toller, and Weill were nurtured, and influen-tial movements and credos -- including Expressionism, agitprop, and Bauhaus theatre projects -- developed. A rigorous, fascinating assessment of the world-wide influences of Weimar theatre during its lifetime and in later years, the book will appeal to all readers interested in the art and politics of this turbulent period.

Shylock in Germany

Using archival research and drawing on much primary source material, Bonnell does not confine the book to theatre history only - but instead uses the changing portrayal of Shylock to analyse German cultural attitudes towards Jews over time.

Shylock in Germany

Author: Andrew G. Bonnell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781350172456

Page: 264

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How did the catastrophic development of antisemitism in Germany interact with the portrayal of Shylock on the German stage? Here Andrew Bonnell gives us the first cultural history of this tragic character from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" as performed on the German stage from the late eighteenth century to the end of World War II. In addition to analysing the performances of the most famous German actors in the role from 1777 to 1944, "Shylock in Germany" looks at the rising and falling popularity of "The Merchant of Venice" across Germany in this period, and the extent to which the role's history reflects changes in the situation of Jews in Germany and Austria.It follows the evolution of Shylock in nineteenth century and Imperial Germany, from the formative years of the modern German theatre as a cultural (and civic) institution; through the Weimar Republic, an epoch remembered for innovation and experiment, but also a period marked by an estrangement between an aggressively modernist metropolitan culture and a provincial cultural life which clung more to continuity; and, finally, considers the impact of the Nazi period with its murderous state-ordained antisemitism. Shylock's career in Germany after 1933 was neither as conspicuous nor as unambiguous as one might expect. Using archival research and drawing on much primary source material, Bonnell does not confine the book to theatre history only - but instead uses the changing portrayal of Shylock to analyse German cultural attitudes towards Jews over time.

The German theatre tr by B Thompson

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and does not own the power of chains. Alas ! I am restrained by Hope, that
daughter of the jailor, who plays the wanton with every prisoner. The dagger
drops ...

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Jews and the Making of Modern German Theatre

12 Thus the story of modern German theatre and its Jewish initiators, participants,
and viewers is “Berlinocentric.” The arrangement of the essays in this volume is
meant to allow a fluid reading of the book as awhole. Chapters 2 through 5 ...

Jews and the Making of Modern German Theatre

Author: Jeanette R. Malkin

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587299348

Page: 320

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While it is common knowledge that Jews were prominent in literature, music, cinema, and science in pre-1933 Germany, the fascinating story of Jewish co-creation of modern German theatre is less often discussed. Yet for a brief time, during the Second Reich and the Weimar Republic, Jewish artists and intellectuals moved away from a segregated Jewish theatre to work within canonic German theatre and performance venues, claiming the right to be part of the very fabric of German culture. Their involvement, especially in the theatre capital of Berlin, was of a major magnitude both numerically and in terms of power and influence. The essays in this stimulating collection etch onto the conventional view of modern German theatre the history and conflicts of its Jewish participants in the last third of the nineteenth and first third of the twentieth centuries and illuminate the influence of Jewish ethnicity in the creation of the modernist German theatre. The nontraditional forms and themes known as modernism date roughly from German unification in 1871 to the end of the Weimar Republic in 1933. This is also the period when Jews acquired full legal and trade equality, which enabled their ownership and directorship of theatre and performance venues. The extraordinary artistic innovations that Germans and Jews co-created during the relatively short period of this era of creativity reached across the old assumptions, traditions, and prejudices that had separated people as the modern arts sought to reformulate human relations from the foundations to the pinnacles of society. The essayists, writing from a variety of perspectives, carve out historical overviews of the role of theatre in the constitution of Jewish identity in Germany, the position of Jewish theatre artists in the cultural vortex of imperial Berlin, the role played by theatre in German Jewish cultural education, and the impact of Yiddish theatre on German and Austrian Jews and on German theatre. They view German Jewish theatre activity through Jewish philosophical and critical perspectives and examine two important genres within which Jewish artists were particularly prominent: the Cabaret and Expressionist theatre. Finally, they provide close-ups of the Jewish artists Alexander Granach, Shimon Finkel, Max Reinhardt, and Leopold Jessner. By probing the interplay between “Jewish” and “German” cultural and cognitive identities based in the field of theatre and performance and querying the effect of theatre on Jewish self-understanding, they add to the richness of intercultural understanding as well as to the complex history of theatre and performance in Germany.

The Theatre

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The Theatre

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Vol. for 1888 includes dramatic directory for Feb.-Dec.; vol. for 1889 includes dramatic directory for Jan.-May.

German Expressionist Theatre

This book considers the multifarious styles of acting on the German Expressionist stage from 1916 to 1921.

German Expressionist Theatre

Author: David F. Kuhns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521583404

Page: 311

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This book considers the multifarious styles of acting on the German Expressionist stage from 1916 to 1921.