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 prologue ("The German march-past') and the introductory verses to each
scene were set to music by Paul Dessau; this setting, which has apparently not
survived, represents Dessau's first involvement with Brecht. The simple scenery
5 The chalk cross - under the overall title Die Angst (Fear): and subtitled Spiritual
Upsurge of the German People under Nazi Domination. This was dated 20th-
24th August 1937 by Brecht's collaborator Margarete Steffin. Three months later ...
The translation, with the title Under the Crooked Cross, was by Albert Lloyd and
music was composed by Walter Goehr. The wartime The Private Life of the
Master Race version was originally made in May 1942 in German for Max
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