From the Shtetl to the Stage: The Odyssey of a Wandering Actor (Paperback)
  • From the Shtetl to the Stage: The Odyssey of a Wandering Actor (Paperback)
zoom

From the Shtetl to the Stage: The Odyssey of a Wandering Actor (Paperback)

(author)
£36.99
Paperback 306 Pages / Published: 28/02/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Alexander Granach, who died while he was acting on Broadway in 1945, brilliantly relates the remarkable story of his unlikely path from a poverty-stricken, rough-and-tumble childhood to success on the German stage. This is the account of a daring, curiosity-filled, and perceptive Jewish child from poor towns in Galicia who was seized with a passion for the theater when he saw his first show at the age of 14. He overcame great odds to become a leading stage and film actor in Weimar Germany - and he had to have both legs broken to do it! Born in what is now southern Ukraine, Granach began working at the age of six in his father's bakery, where his heavy tasks left him visibly knock-kneed. With very little formal education but open for adventure and willing to work hard, Alexander ran away several times, the last time to Berlin, at the age of 16, where his talent and charm won him a place in Max Reinhardt's theater school. His career was abruptly interrupted by World War I and his time as a prisoner of war in Italy, but after a daring escape and the end of the war he resumed his rise to prominence in German artistic life. A natural storyteller, Granach's autobiography captures equally the charms, adventures, and trials of his shtetl days, the horrors of trench warfare, and the glamour and excitement of the German theater before Hitler came to power.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781412813471
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

Sex and Punishment
Added to basket
Sex at Dawn
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
AQA A Level Sociology Student Book 1
Added to basket
The Book of Tea
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Sociology for AQA Volume 1
Added to basket
AQA A Level Sociology: Book 2
Added to basket
OCR Sociology for A Level Book 2
Added to basket
The Lowland Clearances
Added to basket
Together
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Dictionary of Sociology
Added to basket
The Sociology Book
Added to basket
DK
£17.99
Hardback
Small Is Beautiful
Added to basket
The Craftsman
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
On Suicide
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Mortality
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.