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 Malik-Verlag had these scenes printed in Prague in 1938, but distribution
was prevented by Hitler's invasion. A stage version for America was performed in
New York and San Francisco under the title "The Private Life of the Master Race'.
Editorial Notes There is no trace of any structural scheme for this work, whose
scenes were individually conceived, arranged in different orders at different times
, and eventually published in what seems to have been conceived as ...
By this time, however, the scenes had also provided the material for an even
odder event. In December 1940 the BBC Home Service broadcast selections of
four and five scenes in two programmes which were late repeated on the
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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