Driving out a Devil

Bertolt Brecht translated by Richard Grunberger

DOI: 10.5040/9781408161388.00000109
Scenes: 9. Roles: Male (6) , Female (2) , 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 young boy attempts to outwit the parents of a pretty girl in this short farce. It was neither produced nor published during the author’s lifetime.