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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Partly it was due to the dissolution on security grounds of such internationally
staffed organisations as MORT and Mezhrab- pom-Film, which led to the
abandonment of all Piscator's plans and to Piscator's decision to move to Paris.
Partly it was ...
However, Brecht's own interest, to judge from his correspondence of the time, lay
rather in the possibility of a production in New York, where Eisler had been
working since January 1938 and Piscator went at the end of that year. Even
Though Reinhardt's interest petered out along with his scheme to take over a
New York theatre, Brecht completed the framework and evidently passed the
result on to Piscator. For in the winter of 1942/ 43 Piscator was already making
plans to ...
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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