By David G. John
Fritz Bennewitz (1926-1995) used to be the director-in-chief of East Germany's Weimar nationwide Theatre. awesome in his capability for cultural and linguistic adjustment, he directed productions in twelve nations, continually adapting exhibits to cause them to significant to neighborhood audiences. significantly, Bennewitz carried out stagings of Goethe's Faust in 4 various languages over a chain 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 complete account of Bennewitz's striking profession, Bennewitz, Goethe, Faust is additionally a pioneering examine of intercultural interpretations of Faust. David G. John brings to gentle formerly unknown archival fabrics — together with annotated playbooks, correspondence, translations, movies, and reception info — as good as unpublished creation images from the stagings mentioned within the ebook. 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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Bennewitz, Goethe, 'Faust': German and Intercultural Stagings (German and European Studies) by David G. John