This book focuses on the Burgtheater, which was known as the 'first German stage' in the nineteenth century but, by 1934, had clearly assumed the mantle of a 'national theatre for Austria'.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Heimat in Context: The Cultural Politics of Heimat in the First Republic, 1918–1934 2. Heimat on Stage: Karl Schönherr, A Dramatist for all Regimes, 1918–1939 3. Expressionism: A Case Study, 1920s 4. Catholicism: A Benchmark for 'Austrian' Culture, 1918–1930 5. Neo-Historicism and the Rise of the Right: Representations of Austrian History on the Viennese Stage, 1929–1933 6. Theatre as Tribunal: Authoritarian Rule and the 'Austrian' Ideology, 1934–1938 7. Conclusion