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From the Katzgraben Notes 1953

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and critical writings have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht on Performance : Messingkauf and Modelbooks

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction In 1952 Brecht was introduced to Erwin Strittmatter, and they worked together on some scenes of rural life in the GDR that Strittmatter had written to make the comedy Katzgraben, which Brecht intended to produce...

Plans and Appendices

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and critical writings have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht on Performance : Messingkauf and Modelbooks

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...(i) Plans A2 1939–41 BUYING BRASS First Night: The Philosopher is welcomed to the theatre / business is brisk / escape from reality into the theatre / there’s old and there’s new / competition from film / film, a test...

The Beggar or The Dead Dog

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Michael Hamburger

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , Michael Hamburger ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Hamburger

Methuen Drama, 1994

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Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...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...

The Meiningen Theatre

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...In 1866 there occurred a sequence of political events that was to have far-reaching consequences for the modern theatre. In the brief war between Prussia and Austria Duke Bernhard of Saxe-Meiningen, a small and obscure principality...

The Second Night

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and critical writings have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht on Performance : Messingkauf and Modelbooks

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...(i) Intoxication, Empathy, V-effect B120 1942–3 WHAT IF PHILOSOPHERS TOOK OVER THE THEATRE? The theatre has gone downhill in many ways. But, like insolvent aristocrats, it still observes the traditional forms. It refuses...

On Life of Galileo (1947–8) from Constructing a Role: Laughton’s Galileo

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and critical writings have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht on Performance : Messingkauf and Modelbooks

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction In the spring of 1944, living in Santa Monica, Brecht got to know the great Hollywood star Charles Laughton, whose performance as the king in Alexander Korda’s The Private Life of Henry VIII, admired by Brecht, had...

On Mother Courage and Her Children (1949–51) from Courage Model 1949

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and critical writings have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht on Performance : Messingkauf and Modelbooks

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction Mother Courage and Her Children was another of the plays premiered in Zurich in Brecht’s absence, this time in April 1941 when Brecht himself was in Finland preparing his imminent departure for the United...
...Theatre criticism in Germany Since its appearance in the mid-eighteenth century, the development of German theatre criticism The terms ‘theatre’ and ‘theatre criticism’ in this article refer to drama and plays, rather than...

Piscator in Berlin

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...Unlike Meyerhold, Piscator brought little previous experience to the revolutionary theatre. Before completing his second year at Munich University, where he studied philosophy, art and theatre history, he was conscripted into the German...

Brecht, Music and Culture: Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge

Sabine Berendse

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The daughter of Hans Bunge, Sabine Berendse is a Librarian and Information Specialist in Cardiff, Wales, and a freelance translator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Clements

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Paul Clements was Principal of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, UK, for twelve years until his retirement in July 2008. He has taught, acted and directed in the UK, Canada and Scandinavia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hans Bunge

Hans Bunge was assistant director and dramaturg at the Berliner Ensemble in Germany in the 1950s and later became first director of the Brecht Archive. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hanns Eisler

Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) is one of the great distinctive musical personalities of the twentieth century. Committedly left-wing and enormously versatile, he composed in various genres: from chamber pieces in the style of the Schoenberg school to ‘agitprop’ ballads and choruses for the Workers’ Movement; from full symphonic works to the more conventional film scores he wrote for Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

Short Guides and Biography

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...The Austrian composer Hanns Eisler was Bertolt Brecht’s closest friend and most politically committed collaborator. In these conversations with Hans Bunge which took place over a period of four years, from 1958 until his death in 1962...