By W. E. Yates

This is often the 1st basic background in English of theatre in Vienna, the only German-speaking urban which, within the eighteenth century and for many of the 19th, sustained a theatrical existence akin to that of Paris or London. The booklet covers this theatrical tradition from the beginnings of contemporary theatre in 1776 to the current day, touching on it to social, political and highbrow heritage. It focuses totally on crucial and efficient theatres: the Burgtheater of the 19th and early 20th century and the economic theatres that housed Viennese dialect comedy and operetta. specific emphasis is put on the dramatists and composers from whom the lasting significance 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 files together with diaries, memoirs and reports, and is on the market to basic readers in addition to experts.

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