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Author Kelz, Robert Vincent, author.

Title Competing Germanies : Nazi, antifascist, and Jewish theater in German Argentina, 1933-1965 / Robert Kelz
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press : Cornell University Library, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 355 pages)
Series Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
Signale (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Contents Introduction : Argentina's competing German theaters -- German Buenos Aires asunder -- Theater on the move : routes to Buenos Aires -- Staging dissidence : the Free German Stage -- Hyphenated Hitlerism : transatlantic Nazism confronts cultural hybridity -- Enduring competition : German theater in Argentina, 1946-1965
Summary "Following World War II, German antifascists and nationalists in Buenos Aires believed theater was crucial to their highly politicized efforts at community-building, and each population devoted considerable resources to competing against its rival onstage. Competing Germanies tracks the paths of several stage actors from European theaters to Buenos Aires and explores how two of Argentina's most influential immigrant groups, German nationalists and antifascists (Jewish and non-Jewish), clashed on the city's stages. Covered widely in German- and Spanish-language media, theatrical performances articulated strident Nazi, antifascist, and Zionist platforms. Meanwhile, as their thespian representatives grappled onstage for political leverage among emigrants and Argentines, behind the curtain, conflicts simmered within partisan institutions and among theatergoers. Publicly they projected unity, but offstage nationalist, antifascist, and Zionist populations were rife with infighting on issues of political allegiance, cultural identity and, especially, integration with their Argentine hosts"-- Publisher's Web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 27, 2020)
Subject Deutsches Theater (Buenos Aires, Argentina) -- History
Freie Deutsche Buehne in Buenos Aires -- History
Freie Deutsche Buehne in Buenos Aires.
Ethnic theater -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century
German drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Germans -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century
Jewish theater -- Argentina -- History -- 20th century
National socialism and theater -- Argentina -- History
Ethnic theater.
German drama.
Jewish theater.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- German.
National socialism and theater.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019042100
ISBN 1501739875