A Respectable Wedding

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Bertolt Brecht translated by Jean Benedetti

DOI: 10.5040/9781408161388.00000101
Roles: Male (5) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

As a young university student in Munich, Bertolt Brecht was only a few years away from early success as a playwright when he wrote five one-acts. Of these plays, only one was performed in his lifetime, and none were published until after his death. They provide a retrospective look at Brecht before his evolution into the founder of epic theatre, demonstrating some of the tendencies that would mark his later work.

A Respectable Wedding was the only one of Brecht’s early one acts to be staged during his life. It premiered in Frankfurt in 1926.