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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

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Methuen Drama, 1994

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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...

Performing the Collective. Heiner Müller’s ‘Alone with These Bodies’ (‘Allein mit diesen Leibern’) as a Piece for Postdramatic Theatre

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...All translations in this chapter are my own unless otherwise noted.As Hans-Thies Lehmann writes in 1987, ‘the politics of a text is not determined by the theses it contains, rather by the manner in which it organises these [theses...

Beyond Theatre: Avant-Garde Influences, the Schlingensief ‘Family’, and German Politics in the 1980s

Anna Teresa Scheer

Anna Teresa Scheer is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK. She studied theatre in London and worked as a performer and director in the UK and in Germany where she lived until 2007. She is co-editor (with Tara Forrest) of the book Christoph Schlingensief: Art without Borders (2010) and has published several further articles and book chapters on his work. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christoph Schlingensief : Staging Chaos, Performing Politics and Theatrical Phantasmagoria

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...A hallmark of Schlingensief’s work is the way in which his self-reflexive and dominant presence as performing auteur serves to interrupt, divert, or sabotage the course of his theatre performances. Yet, rather than as a spontaneous...

Schlingensief’s Hamlet: Spectres of Fascism and a Theatrical ‘Ghosting’

Anna Teresa Scheer

Anna Teresa Scheer is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK. She studied theatre in London and worked as a performer and director in the UK and in Germany where she lived until 2007. She is co-editor (with Tara Forrest) of the book Christoph Schlingensief: Art without Borders (2010) and has published several further articles and book chapters on his work. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christoph Schlingensief : Staging Chaos, Performing Politics and Theatrical Phantasmagoria

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Thus far, this book has considered Schlingensief’s propensity for engaging with sociopolitical issues and examined how his theatre responds immediately to the questions and political developments of his times. The fluid dramaturgy of his...

The Berlin Republic: Postcolonial Amnesia and Contemporary German Politics as ‘Light Comedy’

Anna Teresa Scheer

Anna Teresa Scheer is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Lincoln, UK. She studied theatre in London and worked as a performer and director in the UK and in Germany where she lived until 2007. She is co-editor (with Tara Forrest) of the book Christoph Schlingensief: Art without Borders (2010) and has published several further articles and book chapters on his work. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christoph Schlingensief : Staging Chaos, Performing Politics and Theatrical Phantasmagoria

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...As an artist who remediates current sociopolitical events in his theatre productions, in 1999, Schlingensief was preoccupied with the role of Berlin and its recent re-establishment as the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. The 1998...

Texts on Radio Broadcasting (1926–1932)

Brecht on Film and Radio

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...[Radio broadcasting began in Germany in 1923 and spread quickly throughout the country with the systematic installation of public broadcasting stations. Dramatic material was used, beginning in 1924 with ‘radio plays’ produced for broadcast...