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.
Ergebnisse 1-5 von 12
German army crushes Soviet Republic of Saxony. Activities of Hitler's National
Socialists are hotly discussed in Brecht's Munich circle. First productions of In the
Jungle of the Cities and Baal. Meets Helene Weigel, the actress, for the first time.
Visits Moscow, talks to Soviet dramatist Sergei Tretiakov about the 'alienation
effect'. Attends International Writers' Conference in Paris. Brecht is stripped of his
German citizenship by the Nazis. Visits New York to look in on a production of
Soviet Union occupies the Baltic states. Denmark and Norway occupied by
German troops. Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France are invaded. Italy
joins the war. France surrenders. Completes The Good Person of Szechwan, Mr
Effective recognition of the two zones (Soviet and Western) in Germany.
Publishes Little Organum for the Theatre. Swiss productions of The Antigone of
Sophocles and Mr Puntila. Travels to Berlin. The Berlin blockade. Mother
Courage opens ...
Brecht's efforts were overwhelmingly directed at countering Nazism and fascism,
at responding to the growing threat of war, and at engaging critically with the role
of the Soviet Union. Peculiarly, given how little direct experience of the theatre ...
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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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