We"ll be watching a few films (with subtitles) Today well be talking about contemporary german theater. Peter handke (who is a more moderen one) Experimental (the above 2 are enabled because of the government funding) Which are large (see chapter 10 of textbook) definition of subsidy: subsidies, plural. 1. a sum of money granted by the government or a public body to assist an industry or business so that the price of a commodity or service may remain low or competitive. 2. a sum of money granted to support an arts organization or other undertaking held to be in the public interest. Fully staged with a full orchestra 300 nights a year. The cost of german reunification caused the start of the cutting of subsidies. Why does germany theater have so many theaters? federalist. The various states wanted to have their own opera houses.