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Berlin Cabaret

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ISBN-10: 0674067622

ISBN-13: 9780674067622

Edition: 1993

Authors: Peter Jelavich

List price: $39.00
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Peter Jelavich is Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin.

Introduction
Cabaret as Metropolitan Montage
Berlin: Cosmopolitan Life, Consumerism, and Montage
Variety Shows and Nietzschean Vitalism
Berlin Wit: Laughter and Censorship