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The Political Significance of the Theatre


Willy Brandt


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

Ladies and Gentlemen:

First of all, I would like to thank Ulrich Brecht for his invitation to this matinee.1 I am happy to be here. For this theatre, which is connected with the names of Karl Immermann, Louise Dumont, Gustav Lindemann, Gustaf Gruendgens, and Karl Heinz Stroux, has time and again played an outstanding part in German intellectual life. In addition, I firmly believe that a meeting between Theatre and Politics is useful and fruitful for both sides. Such a meeting is taking place today on different levels, and I am eagerly awaiting the discussion which is to follow.2

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