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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Generals over Bilbao, the new play's earliest title, became out of date after June
1937 when Franco took that city; so Brecht shifted its locale to the Mediterranean
and renamed it Senora Carrar's Rifles. It was agreed that Helene Weigel would ...
Carrar meanwhile was being widely performed throughout 1938 - not only in
Copenhagen (as reflected in our notes pp. 356-62) but also in Stockholm, Prague
, New York (by the People's Theater in April) and San Francisco; likewise by
Particularly in Eastern Europe, critics have tended to link it with Carrar as
constituting Brecht's most 'Socialist Realist' works in the old Stalinist sense: that is
to say, naturalistic in form and immediately political in content. Carrar indeed, in
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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