Very informative. So much more to this subject area than I would have imagined.
Were those who worked in the theatres of the Third Reich willing participants in the Nazi propaganda machine or artists independent of official ideology? To what extent did Richard Strauss and Carl Orff follow Nazi dogma? How did famous directors such as Gustaf Grüdgens and Jürgen Fehling react to the new regime? Why were Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw among the most performed dramatists of the time? And why did the Nazis sanction Jewish theatre? This is the first book in English about theater in the entire Nazi period. Based on contemporary press reports, research in German archives, and interviews with surviving playwrights, actors, and musicians, it is a much needed guide to this neglected area of European culture.
Offering insights into the cultural policy of a totalitarian state and governmental temptation to try to control what goes on in the arts... "Choice"
|The Birth of Nazi Drama?|
|The Nazi History Play|
|Opera in the Nazi Period|
|Jewish Theatre and the Judischer Kulturbund|
|Non-German Drama in the Third Reich|
|Nazi Performances in the Occupied Territories (Lille)|
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Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th December 2000
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56