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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... and propaganda Resistance Realistic elements Epic features l A reading play
Staging Fear and Misery of the Third Reich Humour in Fear and Misery of the
Third Reich Fear and Misery of the Third Reich in the theatre Further Reading
1931 1932 1933 between the traditional dramatic (or Aristotelian) and the new
epic (or non-Aristotelian) theatre at which he is aiming. First performance of the
learning play, The Measures Taken. The Nazis poll 18.3% in the September ...
Moving to Berlin, Brecht became something of a celebrity in the vibrant and avant
-garde theatre scene, wrote more ... In this period he began to develop the ideas
of epic theatre (see below) and a sophisticated theory of the role of art in society.
Peculiarly, given how little direct experience of the theatre he had in these years,
he also continued and elaborated the theory of epic theatre. In the autumn of
1939 war broke out and, as the German troops advanced through northern
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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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