Entertainment, Propaganda, Education: Regional Theatre in Germany and Britain Between 1918 and 1945

Entertainment, Propaganda, Education: Regional Theatre in Germany and Britain Between 1918 and 1945

by Anselm Heinrich

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781902806754
Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anselm Heinrich is a lecturer in theater studies at the University of Glasgow and a specialist in comparative British and German drama.

Table of Contents

List of Figures     xi
Acknowledgements     xiv
Introduction     1
History of theatre in Yorkshire     25
Early history     26
Regional theatre provision in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain     28
Comparative perspectives     30
Yorkshire's theatres during and after the First World War     31
Entertainment Tax and competition from the cinema     31
Amateur movement, resident companies and repertory theatres     32
Civic but not municipal theatres     37
Yorkshire's theatres in the late 1930s     39
Comparative aspects     42
War: Closure, reopening and new perspectives     43
ENSA and CEMA     44
Propaganda     46
Boost for regional theatre     48
Touring companies     50
Air raids     50
War effort     51
Concluding remarks     54
History of Theatre in Westphalia     77
Early history     78
Regional theatres in the eighteenth century: Munster's Comodienhaus     78
Comparative perspectives     80
The beginning of municipal theatre provision     81
Munster's Romberger Hofand Lortzing-Theater     81
The other Westphalian theatres     83
Theatre in the Weimar Republic     85
Munster's Stadtische Buhnen     86
The other Westphalian theatres     87
The Nazi take-over     90
Danger of closure, renovation and propaganda in Munster     92
The take-over at Bielefeld     94
The take-over at Dortmund     94
The take-over at Bochum     95
The take-over at Hagen     95
Comparative perspectives II     96
The first 'National Season'     97
Liebscher in Munster     97
Bergmann in Dortmund     99
Geer in Bielefeld     100
Bender in Hagen     101
Schmitt in Bochum     101
'Normalisation'     101
Willi Hanke in Munster     102
Georg Hartmann and Peter Hoenselaars in Dortmund     104
Alfred Kruchen in Bielefeld     105
Bochum     106
Hagen     107
Comparative perspectives III     107
Theatre at war     108
Munster     109
The other Westphalian theatres     110
Concluding remarks      112
Theatre Repertoires in Yorkshire     138
Features of Yorkshire's repertoires during the 1920s and 1930s     140
A typical season     140
Foreign repertoire     141
Comparative aspects     144
Programme notes     145
Repertory system     145
Changes after 1939     146
Music     146
Ballet     149
Classical drama     150
Contemporary comedies     152
Contemporary (non-commercial) drama     153
Comparative aspects     155
Wartime repertoires in perspective     156
Theatre and state     157
Censorship     158
Subsidies, intervention and control     159
'Our great National Poet'     160
Theatre Repertoires in Westphalia     180
The Weimar years     181
The dramatic repertoire     182
The musical repertoire     183
Context     184
Changes in the late 1920s     184
The Third Reich     185
Take-over     185
The first 'National' Season     186
'Normalisation'     189
Changed approaches to propaganda      190
Stressing continuities     192
Theatre history and the classics     192
Demands on modern classics     194
Problems, inconsistencies and the foreign repertoire     196
The musical repertoire     199
Entertainment     202
Context     203
War repertoires     204
Concluding remarks     206
Conclusion     232
Bibliography     246
Index     267

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