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Thalia Unter Truemmern


After World War II had ended, Berlin's theater aficionados helped set up makeshift stages anywhere remotely feasible: in school auditoriums, converted cinemas, and even apartment buildings. In these difficult years after the war, coal or nails were sometimes accepted as an entrance fee for the performances held in the "theaters in ruins." Film clips from productions of Billy Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth," Sartre's "The Flies," Schiller's...more