Mel Gordon: Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (2000–)

6 January 2015, dusan

This sourcebook of rare visual documents and study of pre-Nazi, Cabaret-period “Babylon on the Spree” has the distinction of being praised both by scholars and avatars of contemporary culture.

Publisher Feral House, Los Angeles, 2000
Expanded edition, 2006
ISBN 1932595112
303 pages

Review: Lemons (Salon, 2000).


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See also Karl Toepfer, Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910-1935, 1997.

David F. Kuhns: German Expressionist Theatre: The Actor and the Stage (1997)

19 August 2013, dusan

German Expressionist Theatre considers the powerfully stylized, antirealistic styles of symbolic acting on the German Expressionist stage from 1916 to 1921. It relates this striking departure from the dominant European acting tradition of realism to the specific cultural crises that enveloped the German nation during the course of its involvement in World War I. The examination of portions of previously untranslated Expressionist scripts and actor memoirs allows for an unprecedented focus on description and analysis of the acting itself.

– Examines German Expressionist theatre from a performance point of view
– Contains previously untranslated portions of Expressionist scripts and actor memoirs
– Looks in detail at key works and productions”

Publisher Cambridge University Press, 1997
ISBN 0521583403, 9780521583404
311 pages
via Charles Turner

review (Anne M. Turner, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism)