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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Begins to write poems, stories, reviews and essays for the literary supplement of
a local newspaper. First World War breaks out. 1915 Caspar Neher volunteers for
military service. Brecht writes to him regularly. Almost expelled for unpatriotic ...
Publication of Hauspostille (poems). Works with Erwin Piscator, the pioneer of
Communist political theatre in Germany, on a dramatisation of Haseˇk's novel,
The Good Soldier Schweik. First collaboration with Kurt Weill, on Mahagonny,
Walter Benjamin stays with Brecht. Visits London. Themes of flight and exile enter
his poems. The Law for the Reconstruction of the Reich suspends the powers of
regional governments. Hitler conducts a purge against his political opponents.
Prepares Poems in Exile for publication. Two productions of selected scenes of
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich in New York. Participates in anti-war, anti-
Fascist activities of exile groups. 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 At the Wannsee ...
same time he had an irrepressibly rebellious streak, expressed in his first full-
length play Baal and in numerous other sketches, songs and poems. Both the
rebellion and the experimental approach were to remain central aspects of his
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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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