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Heinar Kipphardt

(1922—1982)

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Der Hund des Generals

Der Hund des Generals  

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A story and a play (Schauspiel) by H. Kipphardt. The story, written in 1957, was published in Die Ganovenfresse (1964). It is based on an actual war incident. The play ...
documentary

documentary  

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Either television, film, video, or radio programme dealing with factual material rather than fictional material, usually with some defined goal to create new insight or exposure to facts.
epic theatre

epic theatre  

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Phrase taken from Aristotle, where it implies a series of incidents presented without regard to theatrical conventions, and used in the 1920s by such pioneers as Brecht and Piscator of ...
Erwin Piscator

Erwin Piscator  

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(1893–1966)German director who, together with Brecht, developed epic theatre. Piscator is credited with inventing documentary drama, the political revue, and many scenic devices. Drafted into the ...
historical drama

historical drama  

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Any dramatic genre—tragedy, comedy, melodrama—loses coherence upon close scrutiny, but historical drama seems to lose the most. The term is often arbitrarily applied (Shakespeare's Richard III is ...
Robert Harris

Robert Harris  

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(b. Axbridge, Somerset, 28 March 1900; d. London, 18 May 1995)Actor. Harris began his career in 1923, in J. M. Barrie's The Will, and made his New York debut ...
Rolf Hochhuth

Rolf Hochhuth  

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(1931– )German playwright.Born at Eschwege near Kassel, Hochhuth first worked as a bookseller and in publishing after leaving school. Since 1963 he has lived in Switzerland. His reputation was firmly ...
theatre of fact

theatre of fact  

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A form of documentary drama exemplified by such plays as In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer (1964) by Heinar Kipphardt, in which he draws directly from transcripts of the ...

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