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Horizons, Volume 21, 2004, Sacred Heart University Apr 2004

Horizons, Volume 21, 2004, Sacred Heart University

Vistas (Horizons)

Sacred Heart University student literary magazine, Horizons.


Oskar Blumenthal And The Lessing Theater In Berlin, 1888-1904, William Grange Dec 2003

Oskar Blumenthal And The Lessing Theater In Berlin, 1888-1904, William Grange

William Grange

OSKAR BLUMENTHAL (1852-1917) was Berlin’s most feared theatre critic in the early years of the new German Reich. He had the audacity of referring to Goethe as “an egghead” who had no understanding of what made plays effective for audiences, and in other critiques he ridiculed Kleist, Hebbel, and other “important” playwrights—prompting an adversary publicly to call him a “one-man lynch mob.” In the 1880s Blumenthal himself began writing plays, and he was so successful that many self-appointed cultural guardians accused him of damaging the German theatre beyond repair. His became the most frequently performed plays on any ...


Bernd Wilms And The Deutsches Theater In Transition, William Grange Dec 2003

Bernd Wilms And The Deutsches Theater In Transition, William Grange

William Grange

During a period in which the Berlin theatre is facing some of the most unsettling changes (and some say its worst crises) in a long and storied history, Bernd Wilms has reason to be optimistic. He may not always be ardent in his enthusiasm, and there are certainly days when he must seriously ponder the viability of theatre’s future in the German capital. As Intendant of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, however, he runs not only one of the city’s most tradition-rich institutions; it is also of its successful enterprises.