Bennewitz, Goethe, 'Faust': German and Intercultural by David G. John PDF

By David G. John

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

The first complete account of Bennewitz's notable occupation, Bennewitz, Goethe, Faust is additionally a pioneering research 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— together with annotated playbooks, correspondence, translations, video clips, and reception details — as good as unpublished creation photographs from the stagings mentioned within the publication. Bennewitz, Goethe, Faust makes a cogent argument for this director's position along the 20th century's maximum theatre innovators.

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