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Revolutionary Theater and the Classical Heritage

Inheritance and Appropriation from Weimar to the GDR


Michael D. Richardson

Contents: The Aesthetic and Political Situation in the Weimar Republic – Bertolt Brecht: «Contradictions are our Hope!» – Friedrich Wolf: Empathy through Estrangement – Gustav von Wangenheim: «An Important, but Unknown Dramatist» – The Legacy of Proletarian-revolutionary Theater in the GDR.