By W. E. Yates

This is often the 1st common background in English of theatre in Vienna, the single German-speaking urban which, within the eighteenth century and for many of the 19th, sustained a theatrical existence such as that of Paris or London. The ebook covers this theatrical tradition from the beginnings of recent theatre in 1776 to the current day, bearing on it to social, political and highbrow background. It focuses totally on an important and efficient theatres: the Burgtheater of the 19th and early 20th century and the industrial theatres that housed Viennese dialect comedy and operetta. specific emphasis is put on the dramatists and composers from whom the lasting value of the theatres mainly derives, and at the ideological pressures mirrored within the repertory, in censorship (to which one bankruptcy is devoted), and in press reception. The e-book attracts on unique records together with diaries, memoirs and experiences, and is out there to common readers in addition to experts.

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