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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With Hitler and Mussolini soon giving signs of their intention to intervene in the
Spanish war, Dudow wrote to Brecht in Denmark that September to ask for a
short play in support of the Republican cause. This now took priority over the
Fear and ...
It was just this comparatively conventional form of presentation that most satisfied
the critic of the local émigré paper Deutsche Volkszeitung and, along with the
play's topicality, allowed it to be taken up by Communist or Popular Front theatre
Dudow's was rather that the play's cumulative effect was too depressing, to which
Brecht replied that 'it's not for us to preach the need to fight back, we show the
fight going on. The final “no” seems enough to me.' As staged in the Salle d'Iéna ...
translate the play in apparent competition with Hays. Hays cried off and Bentley
went ahead. Then in the spring of 1945, with the war on the point of ending,
Piscator made what on the face of it should have been the most serious of the
In fact the play's whole history, as outlined so far, has meant that Brecht in effect
provided us with two distinct works reflecting his relationships – both theatrical
and political – with two very different parts of the world. For we now have 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
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