Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Berlin cabaret

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Harvard University Press,
Pub. Date:
1993.
Language:
English
Description

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.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780674067622
9780674067615
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 840561e1-7bbe-988b-a942-bd21a64971cf
Grouping Title berlin cabaret
Grouping Author jelavich peter
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-19 04:28:35AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Jelavich, Peter.
author_display Jelavich, Peter
available_at_santafe Main Library
detailed_location_santafe Main
display_description 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.
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 840561e1-7bbe-988b-a942-bd21a64971cf
isbn 9780674067615, 9780674067622
item_details ils:.b14927597|.i19844037|Main|792.7 Jav|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||mn||
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2018-10-19T10:28:35.72Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe 792.7 Jav
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library
primary_isbn 9780674067622
publishDate 1993
record_details ils:.b14927597|Book|Books||English|Harvard University Press,|1993.|xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b14927597 .i19844037 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
series Studies in cultural history
series_with_volume Studies in cultural history|
subject_facet Berlin (Germany) -- Social conditions -- 20th century, Cabaret, Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- Germany -- Berlin -- History, Political satire, German -- Germany -- Berlin -- History and criticism, Politieke satires, Revues, Theater -- Political aspects -- Germany -- Berlin
title_display Berlin cabaret
title_full Berlin cabaret / Peter Jelavich
title_short Berlin cabaret
topic_facet Cabaret, History, History and criticism, Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.), Political aspects, Political satire, German, Politieke satires, Revues, Social conditions, Theater