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Watching Weimar Dance
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Watching Weimar Dance

Kate Elswit

Abstract

This book asks what audiences saw in the peculiarly turbulent and febrile moment of the Weimar Republic. It closely analyses the reception of various performances, from cabaret to concert dance and experimental theatre, in their own time and place — at home in interwar Germany, on tour, and later returning from exile after World War II. Spectator reports that performers died or became half-machine archived not only the physicality of past performance, but also the ways audiences used the temporary world of the stage to negotiate pressing social issues, from female visibility within commodity c ... More

Keywords: Weimar Republic, experimental theatre, World War II, technologization, dance, performance, social issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199844814
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844814.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Elswit, author
Bristol University

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