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The Cabaret / Edition 1

The Cabaret / Edition 1

by Lisa Appignanesi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300105800

ISBN-13: 9780300105803

Pub. Date: 08/30/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

This captivating book presents a uniquely comprehensive cultural history of cabaret, where the most radical of artists, poets, writers, musicians, and theater directors have gathered since 1881. Lisa Appignanesi takes us to the original cabaret—the smoke-filled rooms of the Chat Noir in Paris that served as a meeting place for the avant-garde and a laboratory

Overview

This captivating book presents a uniquely comprehensive cultural history of cabaret, where the most radical of artists, poets, writers, musicians, and theater directors have gathered since 1881. Lisa Appignanesi takes us to the original cabaret—the smoke-filled rooms of the Chat Noir in Paris that served as a meeting place for the avant-garde and a laboratory of subversion against the establishment. She then follows the journey of the cabaret across Europe and to the United States, tracing each development in cabaret history to the present day.
This much revised and updated edition of Appignanesi’s classic work is enriched with materials that have become more accessible in the post-Soviet era. It also features a variety of new illustrations from both East and West. The book provides a lively look at all aspects of cabaret, where art and entertainment join to mock and provoke, and where radical artistic, literary, and political ideas have found expression for more than 120 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300105803
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

1Ladies and Gentlemen1
2Paris 1881: Cabaret is Born9
Aristide Bruant and Le Mirliton22
3Cabaret on the Move: 1897-191431
Four Catalan Cats31
Berlin: Freedom is Tingeltangel36
Munich40
The Eleven Executioners42
Vienna, Budapest and the rest52
4Cabaret as a Meeting Place for Artists63
Simplicissimus63
Le Lapin Agile: Salon of the avant-garde74
5Cabaret as a Vehicle of the Artistic Vanguard85
Futurist Performance85
The Cave of the Golden Calf89
Russia: Revolutionary Art95
The Early Expressionists105
The World as Dada cabaret108
Paris Dada114
Berlin Dada116
6The Roaring Twenties123
Le Boeuf sur le toit123
Berlin125
Kurt Tucholsky128
Walter Mehring131
Klabund134
Erich Kastner135
Battling138
Sekt, smoke, sex and satire164
Schall und Rauch171
Rosa Valetti and the cabaret Grossenwahn177
Trude Hesterberg's Wild Stage178
Cabaret for revolution181
The Blue Bird184
7Relatives and Progeny of Cabaret187
Claire Waldoff188
Valeska Gert190
The People's comics: Enter Karl Valentin191
8Into the Third Reich195
Kabarett der Komiker198
Die Katakombe202
9Cabaret in Exile205
Vienna206
Zurich207
London208
The Lantern209
Four and Twenty Black Sheep and the Little Theatre212
10Life and After-Life217
Post-war Germany218
Meanwhile in the East...220
Pod Baranami - Under the Sign of the Ram225
America228
Britain234
Stand-up and Cross-over239
Bibliography252
Index258

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