Title

Richard Wagner

Date

6-1-2017 11:45 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 12:00 AM

Location

WUC Santiam Room

Department

Theatre

Session Chair

Michael Phillips

Session Title

Theatre History Paper presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Michael Phillips

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Throughout the history of mankind, the arts have always been influenced by events in their respective epochs, and have responded to these events in different ways. Individual artists from a variety of art forms, such as visual art, the theatre, music, etc., have also used their artistic gifts to either support regimes or movements or speak against them. Today, artists are frequently vocal supporters of such ideas as democracy, racial and cultural equality, and individual and artistic freedom. Of course, there are always those few who oppose these ideas. However, non-artists tend to automatically assume that any given artist of acclaimed fame is a liberal and opposed to dictatorial and restrictive regimes. Although this is not commonly known about him, German composer Richard Wagner, who lived in Nazi Germany, is one example of those who did not, unfortunately, fight Hitler’s regime of evil.

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Jun 1st, 11:45 AM Jun 1st, 12:00 AM

Richard Wagner

WUC Santiam Room

Throughout the history of mankind, the arts have always been influenced by events in their respective epochs, and have responded to these events in different ways. Individual artists from a variety of art forms, such as visual art, the theatre, music, etc., have also used their artistic gifts to either support regimes or movements or speak against them. Today, artists are frequently vocal supporters of such ideas as democracy, racial and cultural equality, and individual and artistic freedom. Of course, there are always those few who oppose these ideas. However, non-artists tend to automatically assume that any given artist of acclaimed fame is a liberal and opposed to dictatorial and restrictive regimes. Although this is not commonly known about him, German composer Richard Wagner, who lived in Nazi Germany, is one example of those who did not, unfortunately, fight Hitler’s regime of evil.