Theatre in Europe under German Occupation

Heinrich, A. (2017) Theatre in Europe under German Occupation. Routledge: Abingdon ; New York. ISBN 9781138799523

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The Second World War went beyond previous military conflicts. It was not only about specific geographical gains or economic goals, but also about the brutal and lasting reshaping of Europe as a whole. Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation explores the part that theatre played in the Nazi war effort. Using a case-study approach, it illustrates the crucial and heavily subsidised role of theatre as a cultural extension of the military machine, key to Nazi Germany’s total- war effort. Covering theatres in Oslo, Riga, Lille, Łódź, Cracow, Warsaw, Prague, The Hague and Kiev. Anselm Heinrich looks at the history and context of their operation; the wider political, cultural and propagandistic implications in view of their function in wartime; and their legacies. Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation focuses for the first time on Nazi Germany’s attempts to control and shape the cultural sector in occupied territories, shedding new light on the importance of theatre for the regime’s military and political goals

Item Type:Books
Keywords:Arts, theatre & performance studies, history of performance, 20th Century performance, European performance, drama, drama by period - 20th Century to present, world theatre, theatre anthropology, theatre history, humanities, history, European history, modern history 1750-1945, Second World War.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heinrich, Professor Anselm
Authors: Heinrich, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
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