Berlin Cabaret Studies in Cultural History (Free E–pub) î Peter Jelavich

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  • Berlin Cabaret Studies in Cultural History
  • Peter Jelavich
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9780674067622

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characters Õ Berlin Cabaret Studies in Cultural History Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 TheresienstadtThis 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 Euro. After reading Bakunin and Walter Benjamin this really dovetailed nicely Now I will always blame fascists for bad art

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characters Õ Berlin Cabaret Studies in Cultural History Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 entertainmentNeither 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. I am working on a cabaret piece with a friend who knows a LOT about it than I do so I m boning up If this were a cabaret show boning would be a double entendre But it s just a book review

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characters Õ Berlin Cabaret Studies in Cultural History Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 downFads and fashions sexual s 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. This book does a good job of examining the German cabaretKleinkunst movement from roughly the Wilhelmine period to the Second World War There is some overlap between what is generally understood as cabaret especially in France and what the term came to mean in Germany Jelavich is aware of this distinction and his treatment takes into account the specific way that German stage showsrevuesvaudeville etc were performed critiued analyzed censored and finally snuffed out by Nazi repression and American bombing in the Second World WarOne chapter in Berlin Cabaret treats mockery of the powerful on stage an especially touchy subject in a culture as martial and monarchical as Germany Another section of the book deals with the place of race on stage especially revues like the Chocolate Kiddies and Josephine Baker doing her banana skirt dances this chapter shows how even well meaning cabaretists sic tended to reduce blackness itself to a shorthand for everything that was supposedly vital but also primitive about the humans spirit Other topics covered include lesbianism anti Semitism at first pretty innocuous but increasingly ominous as Germany headed toward the abyss and the New Woman There is lots of solid information in here for the general reader or the scholar looking for a uality secondary source written by someone who knows what they re talking about Photos and illustrations are scattered liberally throughout the book providing a good visual aid to accompany the text All in all this was a solid study of a fascinating subject The coda of the book is easily the hardest part of the work to digest and deals with the performance of cabarets in concentration camps or entertainment performed for those en route to extermination camps The uestion the author raises whether art can help one survive atrocity or is itself a sacrilege in the face of horror is something that can never probably be answered conclusively but it certainly ends the book on a dour if unavoidable note Recommended nonetheless