Theatrical Performance during the Holocaust collects for the first time critical essays, memoirs, and primary source materials -- many never before available in English -- relating to the surprising history of Jewish drama, cabaret, music, and opera under the Third Reich. These documents offer the remarkable account of a phenomenon that existed across Nazi Europe -- in German cities, in Eastern European ghettos, and in concentration camps.
"This excellent and meticulously assembled volume is the only work I know to restore the crucial role art, theatre, poetry, and literature actually played in the lives of those interned in the ghettos and concentration camps. As paradoxical as it seems, art and culture too were part and parcel of the events we now call the Holocaust. For as the best essays here show so well, art and culture were not merely escapes from confinement but deeply imagined and often brilliantly articulated responses to these events from within the whirlwind -- an understanding of events largely lost in retrospective accounts alone." -- James E. YoungUniversity of MassachusettsAmherst, author of The Texture of MemoryBook Description:
"Compelling and even poignant accounts of ghetto performances." -- Ulrich Baer, German Studies Review
"A moving and stimulating book." -- Freddie Rokem, Theatre Journal
"The editors present a vivid picture of courage and resilience, dedicated to the memory of those artists who performed during the Holocaust years." -- Choice
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Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0801861675
Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0801861675
Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University P, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110801861675