Fear and Misery of the Third Reich
Bloomsbury Publishing, 17.11.2016 - 224 Seiten
Brecht's series of twenty-four interconnected playlets describe events which took place in ordinary German households in the 1930s. They dramatise with clinical precision the suspicion and anxiety experienced by ordinary people, particularly Jewish citizens, as the power of Hitler grew.
Written in exile in Denmark and first staged in 1938 it was inspired in part by his recent trip to Moscow where he had been researching tasks for the anti-Nazi effort.
This Student Edition features an extensive introduction and commentary and includes: a chronology of the Brecht's life and work; a synopsis of each playlet; an introduction to the context of the play; commentary on themes, characters, style and language; a review of the play in performance; notes on individual words and phrases in the text, and questions for further study.
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The Nazis receive only 2.6% of the vote in the Reichstag (parliamentary)
elections. Marries Helene Weigel. Writes first 'learning plays'. The stockmarket in
the United States collapses on 29 October, triggering a widespread economic ...
The Nazis poll 18.3% in the September Reichstag elections. The League of
German Girls (BDM), the female branch of the Nazi youth movement, is founded.
Film version of The Threepenny Opera, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst.
1934 1935 'Reichstag Fire decree' is passed by presidential decree, suspending
civil liberties and allowing for an extended state of emergency. The last
Reichstag election in a multi-party state held on 5 March. The NSDAP gains a
His work became explicitly Marxist and his writing paid increasing attention to the
economic structures of capitalist society. Exile This fruitful and creative period
was brutally interrupted by Nazism. In 1933, the day after the Reichstag Fire on
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More a series of vignettes than an actual play with a beginning, middle, and end. Characters appear, and disappear again after sometimes as little as a half page of dialogue. Brecht was cataloging ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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