And the Show Went on

Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris

By Alan Riding; Stephen Hoye (Read by)
(Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400118335)

Publication Date: October 2010

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Description
In the weeks after the Germans captured Paris, theaters, opera houses, and nightclubs reopened to occupiers and French citizens alike, and they remained open for the duration of the war. Alan Riding introduces a pageant of twentieth-century artists who lived and worked under the Nazis and explores the decisions each made about whether to stay or flee, collaborate or resist.
We see Maurice Chevalier and Edith Piaf singing before French and German audiences; Picasso painting and occasionally selling his work from his Left Bank apartment; and Marcel Carne and Henri-Georges Clouzot, among others, directing movies in Paris studios (more than two hundred were produced during this time). We see that pro-Fascist writers such as Louis-Ferdinand Celine and Robert Brasillach flourished, but also that Camus's "The Stranger" was published and Sartre's play "No Exit" was first performed ten days before the Normandy landings.
Based on exhaustive research and extensive interviews, "And the Show Went On" sheds a clarifying light on a protean and problematic era in twentieth-century European cultural history.



About the Author
Alan Riding, a journalist and writer, is the author of the bestselling book "Distant Neighbors" and coauthor of "Essential Shakespeare Handbook" and "Opera".

Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as "Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.


Praise For And the Show Went on

"A stark account of how we act when evil enters our door." ---Kirkus

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