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Berlin Cabaret (Studies in Cultural History)

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Publisher Comments:

Step into Ernst Wolzogen's Motley Theater, Max Reinhardt's Sound and Smoke, Rudolf Nelson's Chat noir, and Friedrich Hollaender's Tingel-Tangel. Enjoy Claire Waldoff's rendering of a lower-class Berliner, Kurt Tucholsky's satirical songs, and Walter Mehring's Dadaist experiments, as Peter Jelavich spotlights Berlin's cabarets from the day the curtain first went up, in 1901, until the Nazi regime brought it down.

Fads and fashions, sexual mores and political ideologies--all were subject to satire and parody on the cabaret stage. This book follows the changing treatment of these themes, and the fate of cabaret itself, through the most turbulent decades of modern German history: the prosperous and optimistic Imperial age, the unstable yet culturally inventive Weimar era, and the repressive years of National Socialism. By situating cabaret within Berlin's rich landscape of popular culture and distinguishing it from vaudeville and variety theaters, spectacular revues, prurient "nude dancing," and Communist agitprop, Jelavich revises the prevailing image of this form of entertainment.

Neither highly politicized, like postwar German Kabarett, nor sleazy in the way that some American and European films suggest, Berlin cabaret occupied a middle ground that let it cast an ironic eye on the goings-on of Berliners and other Germans. However, it was just this satirical attitude toward serious themes, such as politics and racism, that blinded cabaret to the strength of the radical right-wing forces that ultimately destroyed it. Jelavich concludes with the Berlin cabaret artists' final performances--as prisoners in the concentration camps at Westerbork and Theresienstadt.

This book gives us a sense of what the world looked like within the cabarets of Berlin and at the same time lets us see, from a historical distance, these lost performers enacting the political, sexual, and artistic issues that made their city one of the most dynamic in Europe.

Synopsis:

This work looks at Berlin's cabarets from the day the curtain first went up, in 1901, until the Nazi regime brought it down. It follows the changing treatment of popular cabaret themes, and the fate of the cabaret itself.

Synopsis:

Peter Jelavich spotlights Berlin's cabarets from the day the curtain first went up, in 1901, until the Nazi regime brought it down. Fads and fashions, sexual mores, and political ideologies--all were subject to satire and parody on the cabaret stage. This book follows the changing treatment of these themes, and the fate of cabaret itself, through the most turbulent decades of German history.

About the Author

Peter Jelavichis Professor of History, <>University of Texas, Austin.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Cabaret as Metropolitan Montage

Berlin: Cosmopolitan Life, Consumerism, and Montage

Variety Shows and Nietzschean Vitalism

Berlin Wit: Laughter and Censorship

2.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674067622
Author:
Jelavich, Peter
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
History
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Berlin
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Music-halls (Variety-
Subject:
Political satire, German - Germany - Berlin -
Subject:
World History-Germany
Subject:
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
HISTORY / Social History
Copyright:
Series:
Studies in Cultural History
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
February 1996
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 bw, 4 line
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17 oz

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History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Cities and Landscapes
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"Synopsis" by , This work looks at Berlin's cabarets from the day the curtain first went up, in 1901, until the Nazi regime brought it down. It follows the changing treatment of popular cabaret themes, and the fate of the cabaret itself.
"Synopsis" by , Peter Jelavich spotlights Berlin's cabarets from the day the curtain first went up, in 1901, until the Nazi regime brought it down. Fads and fashions, sexual mores, and political ideologies--all were subject to satire and parody on the cabaret stage. This book follows the changing treatment of these themes, and the fate of cabaret itself, through the most turbulent decades of German history.
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