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Fascism and theatre 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Günter BerghausGünter Berghaus, Günter BerghausGünter Berghaus

Adiscussion of fascist theatre needs to distinguish between theatrical performances in countries ruled by fascist regimes and performances conceived and produced by fascist artists with the intention of promoting the ideology and political tenets of the fascist movement. The term ‘fascism’ is used here generically to cover several ultra-nationalist and anti-liberal movements in the twentieth century that established dictatorial regimes, where their ideology of regeneration was translated into a variety of performative media. This was achieved on a large scale in Italy and Germany, and to a minor degree in Spain and France.... ...

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