“What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.”
Christopher Isherwood set his “Goodbye To Berlin” in the pre-Nazi Germany of 1931. The story captures the chilling slide from hedonism to Hitlerism. It inspired the play “I am a camera” and later the film and Broadway musicals Cabaret which gave Liza Minelli her most acclaimed role as Sally Bowles. http://ndbooks.com/blog/article/goodbye-to-berlin-a-visual-history
The German Kabarett was more than cabaret. It was political satire, with songs and scenes,balanced between sadness and humour
and best developed in East Germany/. It was initially influenced by the cabaret artistique of Paris but quickly grew a distinct German identity. Bertolt Brecht is one of the names associated with the art form and it has shown tremendous resilience, even thriving in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany.http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2001/feb/14/artsfeatures1
Life is a cabaret? It is chaotic, throws surprises is colourful, vivid and giddy.Dance while the music plays.