translated by Jean Benedetti
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.