Date of this Version
Rev. of Theatre Under the Nazis, Ed. John London. Manchester, U.K.: Univ. of Manchester Press, 2001 in Essays in Theatre/ Études Théâtrales Volume 17: 173-177.
John London’s edition of six essays attempts no comprehensive estimation of theatre under the Nazis as one might assume from the title, but rather provides six valuable windows through which one may glimpse sometimes startling illustrations of how political forces can easily overcome and subdue artistic expression, exploit idealism for totalitarian purposes, and give the sheen of political correctness to cultural perversion.