Cabaret

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This captivating book presents a uniquely comprehensive cultural history of cabaret, where the most radical of artists, poets, writers, musicians, and theatre 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, through its satirical Weimar peak, and to the US and ...
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Overview

This captivating book presents a uniquely comprehensive cultural history of cabaret, where the most radical of artists, poets, writers, musicians, and theatre 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, through its satirical Weimar peak, and to the US and Britain, vividly tracing each development in cabaret history. Bringing that history to the present day, Appignanesi discusses the comedy/satire wave in the UK and US and examines the recent splintering of cabaret into its component parts, from comedy to political song to late night lifestyle.

This revised and updated edition of Appignanesi's classic work is enriched with materials that have only become more accessible in the post-Soviet era. It also features a variety of new illustrations from both East and West. The author sheds new light on The Four Cats cabaret in Barcelona where Picasso's work was first shown in 1900; London's Cave of the Golden Calf where a modernist avant-garde gathered in 1912; The Stray Dog, headquarters of pre-revolutionary St Petersburg bohemia; The Thorn, East Berlin's answer to West Berlin's cabaret culture during the Cold War; and Under the Sign of the Rams, an energetic Cracow cabaret that operated throughout the Communist years.

From its self-conscious origins at the end of the nineteenth century through the Great War, Weimar Germany, World War Two, the Cold War and the final decades of the twentieth century, the cabaret has reinvented itself repeatedly. This 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Anyone who thinks of Cabaret as nothing but plasticated human muzak should read this fascinating and beautifully produced history of the form”—The Financial Times

“Thanks to Yale University Press, Lisa Appignanesi’s attractive and illuminating book on the history of The Cabaret has returned for a welcome encore”—The Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394621777
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1984
  • Pages: 192

Meet the Author

Lisa Appignanesi is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of many books, widely translated, including the acclaimed Freud’s Women (with John Forrester), a portrait of Simone de Beauvoir, the highly praised memoir Losing the Dead, and the novel The Memory Man, as well as such best-selling thrillers as Sanctuary and The Dead of Winter. She has made and presented a variety of programs for radio and television in Great Britain and France. She is a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

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Table of Contents

1 Ladies and Gentlemen 1
2 Paris 1881: Cabaret is Born 9
Aristide Bruant and Le Mirliton 22
3 Cabaret on the Move: 1897-1914 31
Four Catalan Cats 31
Berlin: Freedom is Tingeltangel 36
Munich 40
The Eleven Executioners 42
Vienna, Budapest and the rest 52
4 Cabaret as a Meeting Place for Artists 63
Simplicissimus 63
Le Lapin Agile: Salon of the avant-garde 74
5 Cabaret as a Vehicle of the Artistic Vanguard 85
Futurist Performance 85
The Cave of the Golden Calf 89
Russia: Revolutionary Art 95
The Early Expressionists 105
The World as Dada cabaret 108
Paris Dada 114
Berlin Dada 116
6 The Roaring Twenties 123
Le Boeuf sur le toit 123
Berlin 125
Kurt Tucholsky 128
Walter Mehring 131
Klabund 134
Erich Kastner 135
Battling 138
Sekt, smoke, sex and satire 164
Schall und Rauch 171
Rosa Valetti and the cabaret Grossenwahn 177
Trude Hesterberg's Wild Stage 178
Cabaret for revolution 181
The Blue Bird 184
7 Relatives and Progeny of Cabaret 187
Claire Waldoff 188
Valeska Gert 190
The People's comics: Enter Karl Valentin 191
8 Into the Third Reich 195
Kabarett der Komiker 198
Die Katakombe 202
9 Cabaret in Exile 205
Vienna 206
Zurich 207
London 208
The Lantern 209
Four and Twenty Black Sheep and the Little Theatre 212
10 Life and After-Life 217
Post-war Germany 218
Meanwhile in the East... 220
Pod Baranami - Under the Sign of the Ram 225
America 228
Britain 234
Stand-up and Cross-over 239
Bibliography 252
Index 258
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