3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2011
I have always loved Berlin and if you know a little of the city this book will be even more interesting for you. I found every chapter fascinating and as I kept re-reading many sections and making notes it took me longer to finish than it should ,as the main book is only 282 pages.
The title is perhaps a slight misnomer as the book is not just about cabaret in Berlin and its environs but includes an insight into this stage across Germany . At the same time you will understand the changes in the official standpoint to such entertainment from Wilhelmine days through the Weimar times to the Third Reich. And what differentiates das Cabaret from das Kabarett ? Read the book and find out !
There are around 40 illustrations/photos too.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 May 2014
During my studies in art history I tackled the Weimar Republic and became particularly interested in the cabaret culture and the cult of dance troupes and Kick-lines such as the Tiller Girls. I referenced this book a number of times in an essay and found it enjoyable, rich and well produced. I would definitely recommend this book to others, academic or not I believe it provides an enthralling and thorough account of cabaret in Berlin late 19th and early 20thC