Tag Archives: Bertolt Brecht

Hans Otto

Hans Otto was born in Dresden on August 10th, 1900 and attended school with the  author Erich Kästner.  He made his stage debut at the Künstlertheater in Frankfurt am Main in 1921 and, in October 1922, married the actress Mie … Continue reading

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A Very Weimar Christmas Party

Let us imagine for a moment, you are living in Weimar-era Berlin and feel your star is on the wane. What better way to boost your social status than by throwing a glitzy Christmas party. But who to invite? You’ll … Continue reading

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The Alabama Song

The Alabama Song first appeared in a collection of five poems published by Bertholt Brecht in 1927, called Die Hauspostille. It was written in English and performed by Brecht, to his own music, on stages all over Berlin. He was … Continue reading

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The Renaissance-Theater

The Renaissance-Theater in Charlottenburg’s Knesebeckstraße is the only fully-preserved Art Deco theatre in Europe.   It was founded in 1922 by the Viennese writer Theodor Tagger, who wrote under the name of Ferdinand Bruckner, and is regarded today as one … Continue reading

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Trude Hesterberg

Gertrud Johanna Dorothea Helene Hesterberg was born on May 2nd 1892, in Berlin. She was first taught to sing by her opera-singer aunt and began her formal classical training in August 1911 at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin. She made her stage … Continue reading

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