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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Once again the project fell through, this time because Brecht allowed Eric Bentley
simultaneously to translate the play in apparent competition with Hays. Hays
cried off and Bentley went ahead. Then in the spring of 1945, with the war on the
The wartime The Private Life of the Master Race version was originally made in
May 1942 in German for Max Reinhardt, and now only survives in its translation
by Eric Bentley, subtitled A Documentary Play. It is composed of 17 scenes ...
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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