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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.
About the Author: Peter Jelavich is Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin.
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Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1996. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Good Plus. First Paperback Edition. Pages generally very clean and bright. A few corners lightly stubbed, curled, however, shows little signs of having been read. Page ends light yellowing, some small light spotting. Covers generally very clean and bright, light scratching. Top corners lightly curled. Overall, lovely clean bright copy.***NB this book is too heavy to send outside UK, by airmail, without additional postage charges***. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers T5521
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1993. Soft Cover. Octavo, publisher's pictorial wraps, xii + 322pp., mono. illustrations. Just a touch of fading at spine, minimal wear, scarcely used. A near-fine copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40927
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Berlin Cabaret (Studies in Cultural History). Buchnummer des Verkäufers Grb0845297
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Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 1996. Paperback. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000069556
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 1996. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 2nd printing. A tight, clean and unmarked copy of the book. NF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016064
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Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press 1996-02-01, 1996. Paperback. Buchzustand: good. First Edition. 0674067622. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 590311