Shakespeare and Kolbenheyer. Regional theatre during the Third Reich - a case study.

Heinrich, A. (2006) Shakespeare and Kolbenheyer. Regional theatre during the Third Reich - a case study. Theatre Research International, 31(3), pp. 221-234. (doi:10.1017/S0307883306002197)

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Abstract

The importance of regional theatre in the grand scheme of theatre history has long been neglected; this even holds true for an area of research which has aroused more historical interest than any other – Nazi Germany. Addressing this desideratum the article investigates the history of a typical provincial theatre – the Städtische Bühnen in the Westphalian city of Münster – with a special emphasis on the repertoire. The author examines how far the regime was able to implement its demand for a specifically political theatre and relates his findings to other German playhouses. The article argues that the failure of the Nazi administration to turn the Münster playhouse into a propaganda stage does not mean that regional theatres did not fulfil their role for the regime. They did so in other, less obvious ways.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heinrich, Dr Anselm
Authors: Heinrich, A.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Theatre Research International
ISSN:1474-0672

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