The Times Are Screaming for Satire by Kurt Tucholsky
Approx. 5,220 words.
Published on May 16, 2013 by
This is an ironic take on the hardships of a cabaret writer and an extremely funny and only slightly exaggerated behind-the-scenes description of political cabaret in Weimar Berlin and the constant infighting between desperate authors, ruthless agents, anxious directors, bossy theater owners, vain actors and actresses—and the befuddled audience, and the press, who is watching it.