Fear and Misery in the Third Reich
Bloomsbury Academic, 01.03.2012 - 144 Seiten
Also known as The Private Life of the Master Race, this is a sequence of twenty-four realistic sketches showing how "ordinary" life under the Nazis was subtly permeated by suspicion and anxiety. 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.
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The Fear and Misery scenes were not so popular, though Pierre Abraham staged
his own translation in various French cities and finally, following the German
invasion of Poland, in Paris itself with settings by Frans Masereel. Berthold Viertel
Then Berthold Viertel staged four of the original Angst scenes for an anti-Nazi
group called Die Tribune in the Fraternal Clubhouse in New York, while Max
Reinhardt himself also thought of producing the play. This stimulated Brecht to
devise a ...
Piscator thereupon resigned and was replaced by Berthold Viertel, who had also
been in the market for the play earlier. The performance was beyond rescue -
according to Brecht the budget had only been $6000 - and it was devastatingly ...
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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