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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They were Bela Kun and Vilis Knorin, who are thought to have spoken to him
about the need for short sketches of Nazi life that could be performed cheaply
and independently of any professional stage. Piscator also knew these people,
By then the Russians too were at war and criticism of the Nazis was no longer
denied them by the Soviet-German pact. Promptly the former published a thirteen
- scene version of the play under the Germany - an Atrocity Story title, followed in
to have seen the play no longer as a work to be staged in its own right but more
as a necessary prelude to any performance of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui -
that other, much more oblique and superficial critique of the Nazis which, unlike ...
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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