Tingeltangel

Definition

Theater

  • A type of cheap music hall in Berlin in the late 19th and early20th centuries. The most successful included the Singspielhalle, theKuhstall, the Silberhalle and Elysium, and the Klosterstiebel. Thename came from the title of a comic song made famous by the performerTange at the Triangel Theater. The entertainment, designed for anaudience of male students and workers, consisted mainly of ribaldsongs performed by female singers to piano accompaniment. The audiencewould sing along and goosestep backwards and forwards around the smallstage.
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