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The Wild Stage: Literary Cabarets of the Weimar Republic Alan Lareau

The Wild Stage: Literary Cabarets of the Weimar Republic

Alan Lareau

Published February 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781879751866
Hardcover
228 pages
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The Wild Stage reconstructs the artistic programs, repertoires, and reception of three famous Kleinkunst stages during the Weimar Republic -- Max Reinhardts Schall und Rauch (1919), Trude Hesterbergs Wilde Buhne (1921), and Werner Fincks DieMoreThe Wild Stage reconstructs the artistic programs, repertoires, and reception of three famous Kleinkunst stages during the Weimar Republic -- Max Reinhardts Schall und Rauch (1919), Trude Hesterbergs Wilde Buhne (1921), and Werner Fincks Die Katakombe (1929). Drawing on a wealth of unknown documents, it describes the wide range of artistic experimentation to be found in these cabarets, from Dadaist puppet play to improvisational dance and political songs, and explores the problems their authors and performers encountered in trying to combine their artistic ideals with the commercial demands of the cabaret managers.