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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Among the Paris theatre groups to be activated as a result was the emigre
cabaret called Die Laterne, which was now strengthened by the arrival of Slatan
Dudow, the Bulgarian director of Kuhle Wampe and The Mother, whom Brecht
'I imagine it being performed in a very simple style,' he wrote to Dudow. Three-
dimensional figures against limewashed walls, with the various groupings very
carefully composed as in a painting . . . just calm, considered realism. It was just
By the spring of 1938 the number had grown to seventeen, at which point Brecht
added the introductory 'March-past' poem and had copies made which he sent to
Piscator, Dudow and no doubt others. He described this to Piscator as a 'cycle ...
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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