Hair is a musical, the music is of applied for MacDermot, book and song texts comes from Gerome Ragni and James Rado. The first performances took place 1967 . The texts for the “German original admission” of 1968 come from walter Brandin. The filmHair developed 1979 under the direction of Milos Forman.
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Hair was at that time a symbol for the protest against the society. Many young men let themselves be grown at that time their hair. The protest had also still another anotherBackground. The young men in the USA had to count at present the Viet Nam war on their summoning. The answer of the society was very restrictive. “Langhaarige” were insulted as nothing door and beatniks. Many jobs were not accessible for langhaarige men, crops by force were forced, children lostthe love of their parents, because they let their hair grow long. This hate and the love on long hair become in Hair besungen.
The musical Hair was world-wide successful. It became from 1968 - 1972 at Broadway without interruption specified, in England were it forwards Jesus Christian superstar the most successful musical of all times. The German version of hair ran 1 1/2 year. The German version lost in relation to the English version however in the course of the time with the increase of English knowledge in Germany in meaning. The German texts are not inall parts direct translations, orient themselves however contentwise at the English texts.
Contents differ in different stage representations and the filming. In the theatres Hair was usually specified in two documents. The first part treated the life of the Hippies, their desires,Hopes, conflicts with the society, while the second part argued with the war.
Today the piece does not work any longer as provokant as at the beginning. The partially sexual suggestions when religious actions excite nearly nobody more.
- off Broadway - premiere (premiere): 17. October 1967, “Shakespeare publicly Theatre”, New York - 300 places
- 2. December 1967 - Removal in the Go-Go/discotheque club “The Cheetah”, New York - 700 places
- on Broadway premiere: 29. April 1968, „Biltmore theatre “, New York, only afterRevision by Tom O'Horgan, 1472 remarks
- 27. September 1968 - “Shaftesbury Theatre” in London, 1998 performances to July 1973 (roof of the theatre collapsed)
before the 100 performances could follow off Broadway 1750 in the Biltmore theatre, were made some changes. Thus for example the original version did not containNaked scenes, but but a scene in that the stage by policemen, tries the performance is conquered to prevent. In addition the authors in their right were limited to spontaneous changes of the texts.
in the texts and dance scenes become the life feeling that Hippies represented, and how they react to war and force. For example expectation and hope for a new age, the water man age in such a way specified. These mystischen expectations of the group will not fulfill themselves. In addition the musical treats the question about the sense of the life,the escape into dreams and the drug consumption.
Visions the rather positive at the beginning end in a Albtraum, in which the frights of the war are clarified. This is realized by representations of war victims on a video canvas, or by Metzeleien on the stage. Hair shows also thoseConversion of the multicolored dressed Hippies into university-formed soldiers, and as they kill on acclamation or from own drive. At the end of the piece dies one of the main persons, who are a war opponent, but due to a unfortunate coincidence the place of a friend occasionally taken and calculatedthen to Viet Nam to travel must.
The stage version became in original off Broadway - production workshopartig develops. Even if the spontaneous changes with the removal were limited to Broadway, there is no being certain libretto. Decay product ions gained usually to the original version leaned Scripts.
the film of Miloš Forman tells history of Claude Bukowski, to a young man from Oklahoma, who will call up into the army. In New York Claude meets a group aforementioned by Hippies, from Berger. A friendship entsthet. Claude falls in love with Sheila,a girl out enrich family. With the help of the Hippie group Claude succeed in drawing the attention of Sheila on itself. The two become a pair.
Claude must however into the barracks, in order to prepare for the war. He is hard trained there, under the supervisiona general, who does not back-frighten before it, the loudspeakers, from which skirt music plays, fire at to leave.
Bukowskis large desire is to see again Sheila before it is into the Viet Nam war. Berger makes this desire true, by he for one day with Claude the place inthe barracks exchanges. Straight one on this day is called the troop to Viet Nam. The scene, in which Berger marches with the sound of The Flesh failure/Let the Sunshine in with dozens of other soldiers into a dark fuselage, is considered as very impressive. Subsequently, one shows, like BergersBefriends its grave visit; in the last scene one sees a large anti-war demonstration before the white house.
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