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The Theatre of Erwin Piscator - A Key Figure in the History of Arts

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As a technical innovator in the 1920s he used film, sound reproduction, the animated cartoon, the treadmill stage and other devices in ways that remain influential even today. As a political commentator he had to come to terms with the great issues of Nazism, Stalinism and World War, and his success or otherwise in doing so needs to be pondered by all concerned with forms of political art.
This is the first book in English to cover Piscator's whole career, and, as one of the leading authorities on twentieth-century German theatre, John Willett is supremely well equipped to write it. Many rarely seen illustrations and documents accompany the text, almost half of which is devoted to the Weimar period. There followed chapters on his little-known activities in the USSR and France and a critical look at the more familiar story of his later career, before the whole problem of political theatre is discussed in a final chapter. There is also a bibliography and an illuminating chronology of events, productions and publications during these fifty historically crucial years.

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Author(s):
Willett, John
Condition:
As new
EAN-13:
9780413378101
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0413378101
ISBN-13:
9780413378101
Number of items:
1
Publisher:
Eyre Methuen
Title:
The Theatre of Erwin Piscator - A Key Figure in the History of Arts

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As a technical innovator in the 1920s he used film, sound reproduction, the animated cartoon, the treadmill stage and other devices in ways that remain influential even today. As a political commentator he had to come to terms with the great issues of Nazism, Stalinism and World War, and his success or otherwise in doing so needs to be pondered by all concerned with forms of political art.
This is the first book in English to cover Piscator's whole career, and, as one of the leading authorities on twentieth-century German theatre, John Willett is supremely well equipped to write it. Many rarely seen illustrations and documents accompany the text, almost half of which is devoted to the Weimar period. There followed chapters on his little-known activities in the USSR and France and a critical look at the more familiar story of his later career, before the whole problem of political theatre is discussed in a final chapter. There is also a bibliography and an illuminating chronology of events, productions and publications during these fifty historically crucial years.

Author(s):
Willett, John
Condition:
As new
EAN-13:
9780413378101
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0413378101
ISBN-13:
9780413378101
Number of items:
1
Publisher:
Eyre Methuen
Title:
The Theatre of Erwin Piscator - A Key Figure in the History of Arts

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