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Exile in the Spotlight: Kurt Hirschfeld and German-language Theater at the Schauspielhaus Zurich

Forchheimer Auditorium (map)
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Kurt Hirschfeld built the Schauspielhaus Zürich into the last bastion of free German theater in the 30s, premiered Brecht’s “Mother Courage” during WWII, and introduced German-speaking audiences to modern American dramatic masterpieces from Tennessee Williams and Thornton Wilder.

With contributions from Wendy Arons (Carnegie Mellon), Anne Cattaneo (Lincoln Center Theater), and Frank Hentschker (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY) and featuring a dramatic reading of Hirschfeld’s correspondence