The Investigation

Oratorio in 11 Cantos


Author: Peter Weiss

Publisher: Marion Boyars


Category: Drama

Page: 206

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The Investigation is a dramatic re-construction of the Frankfurt War Crimes trials, based on the actual evidence given. This testimony concerning Auschwitz and the atrocities which were enacted there has been edited and extracted by Peter Weiss into a dramatic document that relies solely and completely on the facts for its effectiveness. There is no artistic license, no manipulation of facts and figures, no rearrangement of events for theatrical effect. Nameless witnesses stand and recall their appalling memories of Auschwitz, allowing us to bear witness to their painful and painstaking search for truth and, ultimately, justice. What emerges is a chastening and purging documentary of deeply moving power. The Investigation was premiered on October 19th, 1965, in thirteen theatres in East and West Germany. At the same time, a produced reading was given under Peter Brook at the Aldwych Theatre in London. As with Peter Weiss' The Marot/Sade, productions have mushroomed throughout the world, effectively consolidating a remarkable literary reputation.

The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial, 1963-1965

Genocide, History, and the Limits of the Law


Author: Devin O. Pendas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521844062

Category: History

Page: 340

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A comprehensive history of the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial.

An Introduction to the Works of Peter Weiss


Author: Olaf Berwald

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571132321

Category: Drama

Page: 170

View: 4131

A comprehensive introduction to the works and vision of the German writer, director, and political activist.

Marat/Sade ; The Investigation ; and The Shadow of the Body of the Coachman


Author: Peter Weiss

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826409638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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Peter Weiss (1916-1982) was virtually unknown in the mid-1960s when Peter Brook made Marat/Sade into a film. The weaving of time, space, plot, real-and-imagined characters, sexual liberation, and surrealist imagery made Marat/Sade a sensation. Little did audiences realize that this counterculture classic was written by a German Jew. At that time, Weiss was also at work on a play about Auschwitz: The Investigation. These two dramas are in this volume along with The Shadow of the Body of the Coachman. All are cogently introduced and edited by Robert Cohen.

Eagle Minds

Selected Correspondence of Istvan Anhalt and George Rochberg (1961-2005)


Author: Alan M. Gillmor

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 474

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Eagle Minds—a selection from the correspondence between the Canadian composer and scholar Istvan Anhalt and his American counterpart George Rochberg—is a splendid chronicle and a penetrating analysis of the swerving socio-cultural movements of a volatile half-century as observed by two highly gifted individuals. Beginning in 1961 and spanning forty-four years, their conversation embraces not only music but other forms of contemporary art, as well as politics, philosophy, religion, and mysticism. The letters chronicle the deepening of their friendship over the years, and the openness, honesty, and genuine warmth between them provide the reader with an intimate look at their personalities. A fascinating intellectual tension emerges between the two men as they record their individual responses to musical modernism, to changing political and social realities, and to their Jewish heritage and sense of place, one as a son of Ukrainian immigrants to the United States, the other as a refugee from war-torn Hungary. Allowing us a privileged glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of these fascinating men, Eagle Minds is a valuable tool for scholars interested in North American composers in the late twentieth century and essential reading for anyone interested in the cultural and social history of that era.

Holocaust Drama

The Theater of Atrocity


Author: Gene A. Plunka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521494257

Category: Drama

Page: 447

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The Holocaust - the systematic attempted destruction of European Jewry and other 'threats' to the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945 - has been portrayed in fiction, film, memoirs, and poetry. Gene Plunka's study will add to this chronicle with an examination of the theatre of the Holocaust. Including thorough critical analyses of more than thirty plays, this book explores the seminal twentieth-century Holocaust dramas from the United States, Europe, and Israel. Biographical information about the playwrights, production histories of the plays, and pertinent historical information are provided, placing the plays in their historical and cultural contexts.

To Have or Have Not

Essays on Commerce and Capital in Modernist Theatre


Author: James Fisher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648683X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

View: 8708

In a rapidly changing world, the ways in which economic forces affect both personal and global change can be difficult to track, particularly in the arts. This collection of twenty new essays explores both obscure and famous plays dealing with economic issues. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, the text moves from Marx’s theories to Wall Street speculation, nineteenth century immigration issues, the excesses of the Gilded Age and the 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II and millennial economic challenges.

Acta Germanica


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783631482230

Category: Dutch philology

Page: 240

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Die Ermittlung

Oratorium in 11 Gesängen


Author: Peter Weiss

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag


Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 5545

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism


Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 5216

Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

Die zweite Schuld

Oder Von der Last Deutscher zu sein


Author: Ralph Giordano

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462309382

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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»Jede zweite Schuld setzt eine erste voraus – hier: die Schuld der Deutschen unter Hitler. Die zweite Schuld: die Verdrängung und Verleugnung der ersten nach 1945.« Die zweite Schuld hat die politische Kultur der Bundesrepublik bis auf den heutigen Tag wesentlich mitgeprägt. Ihr Kern ist die kalte Amnestie für jede Art von Naziverbrechern, darunter hohe Repräsentanten des NS-Vernichtungsapparats: Blutrichter und -staatsanwälte, Militärs, Diplomaten, Wirtschaftsführer – die Funktionselite des »Dritten Reichs«, die bis 1958 nahezu lückenlos wieder in die Nachkriegsgesellschaft eingegliedert war.Ralph Giordano nennt das den »großen Frieden mit den Tätern«, für ihn ein Fundament der bundesdeutschen Staatsexistenz. Das Hauptthema Giordanos sind die Folgen der moralischen Katastrophe, die eintrat, weil das Bekenntnis zur Kollektivschuld ausblieb. Das Buch ist eine gnadenlose Abrechnung mit zahlreichen Einzelposten einer langen politischen Mängelliste bundesdeutscher Wirklichkeit. Es wurde – mit Zorn, Trauer und Hoffnung – geschrieben, damit sich nicht wiederholt, was schon einmal in Verfolgung und Krieg mündete.

Peter Weiss

Neue Fragen an alte Texte


Author: Irene Heidelberger-Leonard

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663057216

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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Dieser Band enthält einerseits Einzelanalysen zum bisher vernachlässigten Frühwerk von Peter Weiss: "Das Duell", "Der Schatten des Körpers des Kutschers". Zum anderen werden die 'klassischen' Texte wie "Marat/Sade", "Die Ermittlung" und "Die Ästhetik des Widerstands" mit Hilfe neuer Fragestellungen untersucht. Im Vordergrund steht nicht der Marxist Weiss, sondern ein Peter Weiss, dessen Ästhetisierungen seiner psychischen Labilität und seiner philosophischen und politischen Ambivalenz immer neue Fragen aufwerfen.

Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl, Band 1-3

Eine jüdische Familie auf der Flucht


Author: Judith Kerr

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 347347830X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7427

Berlin, 1933: Die Nazis kommen an die Macht. In letzter Minute reist Anna mit ihrer jüdischen Familie in die Schweiz. Vieles von dem, was zu ihrem Alltag gehörte, muss in Berlin bleiben - auch ihr rosa Kaninchen. Später flieht Anna nach England und glaubt nach sieben Jahren der Emigration, endlich angekommen zu sein. Da bricht der Luftkrieg über London herein. Nach Kriegsende bleibt Anna in England, aber das Schicksal führt sie noch einmal zurück nach Berlin ... Authentisch und ergreifend erzählt Judith Kerr in ihrer preisgekrönten Trilogie von einer Flucht aus dem nationalsozialistischen Deutschland, dem Leben in der Emigration, dem Warten auf den Frieden und von der Suche nach einer neuen Heimat. Die 3 Bände "Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl", "Warten bis der Frieden kommt" und "Eine Art Familientreffen" endlich in einem E-Book!