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Brecht on Art and Politics
Tom Kuhn
0413758907
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The book gives the reader wider access to a dynamic intellect, radically engaged with social, political and cultural processes. Each section begins with a short essay by the editors introducing and summarizing Brecht's thought in the relevant year.

About the Author
Born in Augsburg, Germany, in 1898 and died in Berlin in 1956. With plays such as The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage, Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle, he cemented his reputation as one of the most modern and innovative of twentieth century dramatists.


Mother Courage and Her Children
Bertolt Brecht
0802130828
September 1991
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Play by Bertolt Brecht, written in German as Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder: Eine Chronik aus dem Dreissigjahrigen Krieg, produced in 1941 and published in 1949. Composed of 12 scenes, the work is a chronicle play of the Thirty Years' War and is based on the picaresque novel Simplicissimus (1669) by Hans Jakob Grimmelshausen. In 1949 Brecht staged Mother Courage, with music by Paul Dessau, in the Soviet sector of Berlin. The plot revolves around a woman who depends on war for her personal survival and who is nicknamed Mother Courage for her coolness in safeguarding her merchandise under enemy fire. One by one her three children die, yet she continues her profiteering. ...


Selected Poems
Bertolt Brecht
0156806460
Dec 1947
Paperback
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Book Description
A billingual collection showing the range of Brecht's poetry, from the early Manual of Piety to the late Songs, Poems, and Choruses, including songs from his theater works. Translated and introduced by H.R. Hays.


Galileo
Bertolt Brecht
0802130593
September 1991
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English
Original Language: German


Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Bertolt Brecht
0253201276
Jan 1970
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Street Scenes: Brecht, Benjamin and Berlin

184150114X
January 2005
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Mother Courage & Her Children
Bertolt Brecht
0312549237
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Bertolt Brecht: Critical Anthology
Carol Martin (Editor)
0415200431
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A fascinating anthology that brings together in one volume many of the important articles written about Brecht between 1957 and 1997. The collection explores a wide range of viewpoints about Brecht's theatre theories and practice, as well as including three plays not otherwise easily available in English: The Beggar or the Dead Dog, Baden Lehrstuck and The Seven Deadly Sins of the Lower Middle Class. This unique compendium covers all the key areas including: the development of Brecht's aesthetic theories, the relationship of Epic theatre to orthodox dramatic theatre, Brecht's collaborations with Kurt Weill, Paul Dessau, and Max Frisch, and Brecht's influence on a variety of cultures and contexts including England, Italy, Moscow, and Japan.
Contributors: Lee Baxandall, Eric Bentley, Henry Bial,...


The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Bertolt Brecht
0816635285
November 1999
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
A play consisting of a prologue and five scenes by Bertolt Brecht, first produced in English in 1948 and in German as Der kaukasische Kreidekreis in 1949. The work is based on the German writer Klabund's play Der Kreidekreis (1924), itself a translation and adaptation of a Chinese play from the Yuan dynasty (1206-1368). Brecht's play is set within the context of a dispute over land claimed by two communes in the Soviet Union after World War II. The main action of the play consists of a parable that is performed to celebrate the decision in the dispute. The parable, set during a feudal insurrection in the 13th century, concerns the struggle of two women over the custody of a...


Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic
John Willett (Translator)
0809005425
January 1964
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Book Description
This volume offers a major selection of Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking critical writing. Here, arranged in chronological order, are essays from 1918 to 1956, in which Brecht explores his definition of the Epic Theatre and his theory of alienation-effects in directing, acting, and writing, and discusses, among other works, The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, and Galileo. Also included is "A Short Organum for the Theatre," Brecht's most complete exposition of his revolutionary philosophy of drama.

Translated and edited by John Willett, Brecht on Theater is essential to an understanding of one of the twentieth century's most influential dramatists.


Erzahlungen (Von) Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht (Und) Heinrich Boll
Charles W. Hoffman
0393099377
Aug 1970
Paperback
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Book Description
Superb collection by modern master explores the complexity, anxiety and futility of modern life. Excellent new English translations of the title story (considered by many critics Kafka’s most perfect work), plus "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor" and "A Report to an Academy." Note.


Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and the Seven Deadly Sins
Bertolt Brecht
1559702796
October 1996
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


Theatre of Bertolt Brecht
John Willett
041334360X
Sept 2003
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Mother Courage and Her Children
Bertolt Brecht
0413412903
Mar 1987
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation)

The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Play by Bertolt Brecht, written in German as Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder: Eine Chronik aus dem Dreissigjahrigen Krieg, produced in 1941 and published in 1949. Composed of 12 scenes, the work is a chronicle play of the Thirty Years' War and is based on the picaresque novel Simplicissimus (1669) by Hans Jakob Grimmelshausen. In 1949 Brecht staged Mother Courage, with music by Paul Dessau, in the Soviet sector of Berlin. The plot revolves around a woman who depends on war for her personal survival and who is nicknamed Mother Courage for her coolness in safeguarding her merchandise under enemy fire. One by one her three children die, yet she continues her profiteering. --This text refers to the...


A Bertolt Brecht Reference Companion
Siegfried Mews (Editor)
0313292663
February 1997
Hardcover
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Review
“Mews's name is synonymous with Brecht research around the world. His 17 collaborators are also closely associated with the work of Brecht... From such a union one can expect the highest level of scholarship in easily accessible language. This expectation is fulfilled in every way.... Intended as a reference work for English readers, the book is intelligently organized into five sections--theory and practice of theater; poetry and prose; film and music; Marxism and feminism; and Brecht's acceptance in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia--a division that comes very close to covering all aspects of Brecht studies in a way that makes the book very useful to scholars, undergraduate students, and general readers alike.”–Choice

Book Description
Bertolt Brecht has been perceived...


Brecht Collected Plays
Bertolt Brecht
041370470X
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This volume contains works from the 1930s, depicting life under the Nazi regime and the rise of fascism in Europe. It includes Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, and Senora Carrar's Rifles, two of Brecht's most popular plays.Bertolt Brecht became one of the most innovative dramatists of the 20th century. Leaving Nazi Germany in 1933, he returned in 1947 to found the Berliner Ensemble. He died in 1956.

About the Author
Born in Augsburg, Germany, in 1898 and died in Berlin in 1956. With plays such as The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage, Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle, he cemented his reputation as one of the most modern and innovative of twentieth century dramatists.


Bertolt Brecht: Chaos, according to Plan
John Fuegi
0521282454
January 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the first full-length study in any language of Bertolt Brecht's day-to-day work as a theatre director. Professor Fuegi has researched his subject extensively over many years, and this book is the result of interviews with Brecht's closest associates (including Helene Weigel, Angelika Hurwicz, Elisabeth Hauptmann and Hans Bunge), inspection of the unpublished typescripts recording several years of Brecht rehearsals at the Berlin Ensemble, and consultation of archival materials in Moscow, Berlin and Harvard University. Although Brecht is acknowledged worldwide as having changed our whole conception of playwriting, acting and directing, virtually nothing has been previously published which tells how he worked and reacted with actors, and how his productions were actually put together in rehearsal. John Fuegi now...


A Critical Approach to Bertolt Brecht's Dramatic Theory
John J. White
1571130764
October 2004
Hardcover
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Review
Should become the standard reference in English for understanding Brecht's difficult and seemingly contradictory statements...A book that will now be the definitive resource on this topic. Essential. CHOICE John J. White's thorough, many-faceted account of the sources and evolution of Brecht's ideas and how he sought to realize them provides a wealth of astute analysis useful to thetrical practitioners, to teachers and scholars of literature, and, in part at least, to social scientists. GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW, 2006 White's presentation excels in close readings of strategically chosen texts in five chronologically arranged chapters....This is a solid volume with abundant explanatory footnotes, comprehensive bibliography, and detailed index. GERMAN QUARTERLY Thanks to White's insights ... Brecht's fierce critical intelligence...


Brecht on Film and Radio
Marc Silberman
0413725006
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume gathers together for the first time in English translation, Brecht's own writings on the new film and broadcast technologies that revolutionized arts and communication in the early part of the twentieth century.

About the Author
Born in Augsburg, Germany, in 1898 and died in Berlin in 1956. With plays such as The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage, Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle, he cemented his reputation as one of the most modern and innovative of twentieth century dramatists.

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