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  • Jews and the Making of Modern German Theatreby Jeanette R. Malkin; Freddie Rokem

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    While it is common knowledge that Jews were prominent in literature, music, cinema, and science in pre-1933 Germany, the fascinating story of Jewish co-creation of modern German theatre is less often discussed. Yet for a brief time, during the Second Reich and the Weimar Republic, Jewish artists and intellectuals moved away from a segregated Jewish... more...

  • The Piscator Notebookby Judith Malina

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    'Theater legend Malina has written one of the most interesting studies of the avant-garde theatrical movement published in the last several years.' ? CHOICE Judith Malina and The Living Theatre have been icons of political theatre for over six decades. What few realise is that she originally studied under one of the giants of twentieth century... more...

  • Staatsaktion im Wunderlandby Stephanie Kleiner

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 84.19

    Stephanie Kleiner beschreibt das Musiktheater in der Ära einer krisengeladenen klassischen Moderne und über die Zäsur des Ersten Weltkriegs hinweg als Ort sozialer Praxis und als Medium politischer Sinnbildung. Konkret nimmt sie die beiden damals preußischen Städte Frankfurt am Main und Wiesbaden in den Blick. Entlang einer Reihe von herausragenden... more...

  • The Volksbuhne Movementby Cecil Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This publication is the first comprehensive account in English of the history of the Freie Volksb^D"hne, founded in Berlin in 1890 through the interaction of Social Democracy and Theatrical Naturalism. Cecil Davies details the nationwide growth of the Volksb^D"hne Movement during the 1920s through the 1990s - including Germany's stormy history up to... more...

  • Inszenierte Moderneby Tobias Becker

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 72.95

    Modern popular culture came to the world from the stage. Even before film and radio had established themselves, popular theater had developed into a commercial and boundary-crossing entertainment industry that reached a mass audience. Tobias Becker compares the theater landscapes of London and Berlin and points out the cultural exchanges... more...

  • Playing Cultureby Vicki Ann Cremona; Rikard Hoogland; Gay Morris; Willmar Sauter

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 78.40

    Playing Culture represents one of the corner stones in the model of the Theatrical Event, as developed by the Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR). In this volume, thirteen scholars contribute to illuminate the significance and possibilities of playing within the framework of theatrical events. Playing is understood... more...

  • Postdramatikby Hanna Klessinger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 101.03

    Die Studie unternimmt eine Historisierung der literarischen Postdramatik zwischen 1966 und 1995. Sie zeichnet nach, wie postdramatische Schreibweisen produktiv an die internationale Theatermoderne anknüpfen, sich dynamisch weiterentwickeln und eine eigene Traditionslinie ausbilden. Extensive Überblicke über postdramatische Tendenzen und... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of German Theaterby William Grange

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 124.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers German theater?s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. more...

  • Conrad Veidt on Screenby John T. Soister

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Conrad Veidt, a native of Berlin, began acting in small parts as an extra until called into service during World War I. After his discharge he began a theater career that subsequently led to films and more than one turn as a director. This work thoroughly details Veidt's film career. It lists all movies that he was involved in and provides a synopsis,... more...

  • Theatre Is More Beautiful Than Warby Marvin Carlson

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    In almost every area of production, German theatre of the past forty years has achieved a level of distinction unique in the international community. This flourishing theatrical culture has encouraged a large number of outstanding actors, directors, and designers as well as video and film artists. The dominant figure throughout these years, however,... more...