Die Masken des Herrn Karl. Das österreichische Kabarett der Nachkriegszeit

Durrani, Osman (2003) Die Masken des Herrn Karl. Das österreichische Kabarett der Nachkriegszeit. In: Sprengel, Peter and McNally, Joanne, eds. Hundert Jahre Kabarett. Zur Inszenierung gesellschaftlicher Identität zwischen Protest und Propaganda. Königshausen & Neumann, Berlin, Germany, pp. 116-126. ISBN 3826024885. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Helmut Qualtinger, actor, author, film star, remains controversial, as several memoirs and biographies have shown. Durrani undertakes a comprehensive attempt to evaluate Qualtinger’s output (songs, prose sketches, television series and plays), tracing a development from parody and satire to the treatment of more serious political and social issues. Ultimately it is shown that Qualtinger’s later works fail to make the transition from cabaret to film and theatre because of the satirist’s inability to respond to the changing political climate in the 1980 and to accept the restrictions imposed by a new atmosphere of political correctness.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Diane Peretti
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 15:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1145 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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