Fear and Misery of the Third Reich
A&C Black, 30.12.2015 - 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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Fear and Misery of the Third Reich and the Spanish Civil War play Señora
Carrar's Rifles, both of which were premièred in Paris with the Bulgarian Slatan
Dudow as director and Helene Weigel as principal actress, were intended for
Thanks to this combination of factors, Carrar was a success, and Dudow's stock
went up. Thus it was Dudow to whom Brecht communicated the start of work on
Fear and Misery, even before the Carrar rehearsals had begun. 'At present,' he ...
The simple scenery was by Carrar's designer Heinz Lohmar, this time with
costumes by Sylta Busse, who had previously been with one of the German
theatre groups in the USSR. Brecht himself received no royalties, nor does the
play's run ...
Particularly in Eastern Europe, critics have tended to link it with Carrar as
constituting Brecht's most 'Socialist Realist' works in the old Stalinist sense: that is
to say, naturalistic in form and immediately political in content. Carrar indeed, in
The 'epic' aspect of this play, in other words, can be seen not only in the coolness
of the writing (by comparison with that of Carrar) but first and foremost in the
stringingtogether of the scenes on a long processional ballad, itself comparable ...
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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
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