Munich and Theatrical Modernism
Politics, Playwriting, and Performance, 1890-1914
By Peter Jelavich
(Harvard University Press, Hardcover, 9780674588356, 424pp.)
Publication Date: November 1985
This is the first cultural exploration of playwriting, directing, acting, and theater architecture in fin-de-siecle Munich. Peter Jelavich examines the commercial, political, and cultural tensions that fostered modernism's artistic revolt against the classical and realistic modes of nineteenth-century drama.