Thursday, June 12, 2008

What Has Happened?--Bertolt Brecht

(Bertolt Brecht, pretending to play the clarinet with the cabaret-clown Karl Valentin [playing the tuba] and Valentin's performing partner, Liesl Karlstadt [in drag as the conductor] in a comic spoof of the Munich Octoberfest, the "Schaubude" or sideshow booth, entitled Oktoberfestschaubude [ca 1920-1921]. The photo shows the satirical banners for various circus-like attractions, all intended as a spoof of the popular annual Octoberfest in southern Germany--Wikipedia)

“Scholars show their discoveries and hide their decorations.”

(Close-up of Bertolt Brecht “playing” the clarinet.)


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