Download e-book for kindle: A History of the Berliner Ensemble (Cambridge Studies in by David Barnett

By David Barnett

ISBN-10: 1107059798

ISBN-13: 9781107059795

ISBN-10: 1107663768

ISBN-13: 9781107663763

The Berliner Ensemble used to be based by means of Bertolt Brecht and his spouse Helene Weigel in 1949. the corporate quickly received foreign prominence, and its productions and philosophy inspired the paintings of theatre-makers worldwide. David Barnett's e-book is the 1st research of the corporate in any language. in keeping with vast archival examine, it uncovers Brecht's operating equipment and people of the company's most crucial administrators after his demise. The publication considers the boon and burden of Brecht's legacy and gives new insights into battles waged backstage for the protection of the Brechtian culture. The Berliner Ensemble was once additionally the German Democratic Republic's such a lot prestigious cultural export, attracting awareness from the top circles of presidency, and from the Stasi, prior to it privatised itself after German reunification in 1990. Barnett items jointly a posh background that sheds mild on either the company's groundbreaking productions and their turbulent times.

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