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Munich and Theatrical Modernism

Politics, Playwriting, and Performance, 1890–1914

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$92.00 • £80.95 • €83.95

ISBN 9780674588356

Publication Date: 11/06/1985

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424 pages

5 line illustrations, 13 tables

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  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: Modernism, Theater, Munich
  • 1. Munich in 1890
    • Anticlericalism, “Offical” Classicism, and the Challenge of Wagner and Ibsen
    • Munich’s Naturalist Movement: Michael Georg Conrad and the Modern Life Society
    • Naturalist Theater and Drama in Munich
  • 2. Carnivalesque Modernism: Sexuality and Satire
    • Oskar Panizza and The Council of Love
    • Frank Wedekind and Spring Awakening
  • 3. Analytic Modernism: Art and Mammon in Wedekind’s Drama
    • Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box: The Marketing of Art and Eros
    • The Deutches Theater: The Making and Unmaking of a “Modern” Stage
    • The Marquis of Keith: Dramatizing the Culture of Commercialism
  • 4. Cabaretic Modernism: Between Political Aggression and Aesthetic Intimacy
    • Political Harbingers of Cabaret: Jugend, Simplicissimus, Lex Heinze
    • Exclusivist Tendencies in Modernism: Halbe’s Intimes Theater and Stollberg’s Schauspielhaus
    • The Attraction of Vaudeville
    • The Elf Scharfrichter
  • 5. Retheatricalized Modernism: The Künstler-theater and Its Affinities
    • George Fuchs: The Rites of Mystic Nationalism
    • Max Reinhardt: High Culture as Cabaret and Circus
    • Vassily Kandinsky: The Theater of Spiritual Awakening
  • 6. Activist Modernism: Failed Compromise, Renewed Assault
    • Vallé’s Intimes Theater: Morality Campaigners and Commercialized Cabaret
    • The Limits of Compromise: Munich’s Censorship Council
    • The Erotic Catholicism of Heinrich Lautensack
    • Erich Mühsam and the Origins of Activism
  • Conclusion: Revolution of the Theater and Theaters of Revolution
  • Appendix: Patrons of Modernist Theater
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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