New PDF release: Bennewitz, Goethe, 'Faust': German and Intercultural

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By David G. John

ISBN-10: 1442643331

ISBN-13: 9781442643338

Fritz Bennewitz (1926-1995) was once the director-in-chief of East Germany's Weimar nationwide Theatre. notable in his potential for cultural and linguistic adjustment, he directed productions in twelve nations, consistently adapting exhibits to lead them to significant to neighborhood audiences. significantly, Bennewitz performed stagings of Goethe's Faust in 4 diverse languages over a sequence of 7 productions — 3 in pre-unification Weimar, one within the reunited Germany, and one every one in big apple, Manila, and Mumbai.

The first entire account of Bennewitz's striking occupation, Bennewitz, Goethe, Faust is additionally a pioneering learn of intercultural interpretations of Faust. David G. John brings to mild formerly unknown archival fabrics — together with annotated playbooks, correspondence, translations, video clips, and reception details — as good as unpublished construction photographs from the stagings mentioned within the e-book. Bennewitz, Goethe, Faust makes a cogent argument for this director's position along the 20 th century's maximum theatre innovators.

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