By David G. John
Fritz Bennewitz (1926-1995) was once the director-in-chief of East Germany's Weimar nationwide Theatre. awesome in his skill for cultural and linguistic adjustment, he directed productions in twelve international locations, regularly adapting indicates to lead them to significant to neighborhood audiences. significantly, Bennewitz performed stagings of Goethe's Faust in 4 varied languages over a chain of 7 productions — 3 in pre-unification Weimar, one within the reunited Germany, and one each one in long island, Manila, and Mumbai.
The first complete account of Bennewitz's notable profession, Bennewitz, Goethe, Faust is additionally a pioneering learn of intercultural interpretations of Faust. David G. John brings to mild formerly unknown archival fabrics — together with annotated playbooks, correspondence, translations, video clips, and reception info — as good as unpublished creation photographs from the stagings mentioned within the publication. Bennewitz, Goethe, Faust makes a cogent argument for this director's position along the 20th century's maximum theatre innovators.
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