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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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... of the theatre into the thaëter envisaged by the Philosopher. He hopes for a new lease of life for the theatre. The Lighting Technician represents the new audience. He is a worker and dissatisfied with the world. Brecht uses...

The Third 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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... in Brecht’s 1939 poem Bad Time for Poetry, in Bertolt Brecht , Poems 1913–1956 ( London...

On The Antigone of Sophocles (1947–8) from Antigone Model 1948

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 Brecht returned to Europe from the United States in November 1947 and made his way to Zurich, partly explicitly to make contact once more with his pre-war designer and oldest collaborator, Caspar Neher, and partly...

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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... of gestic representation / literarization Brecht defines the term literarization in the section on ‘Titles and Screens’ in his ‘Notes to The Threepenny Opera’ (Brecht on Theatre). The projection of scene titles and other textual...

From Theatre Work (1952)

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 the Dresdner Verlag and the Berliner Ensemble brought out a lavishly illustrated, large-format volume, edited by Ruth Berlau, Bertolt Brecht and some of their younger colleagues (Claus Hubalek, Peter Palitzsch...

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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... The Weavers (1892) deals with the Silesian weavers’ uprising of 1844. ‘The house-painter’ is Brecht’s nickname for Adolf Hitler, and alludes to his job as a house-painter in his years in Vienna (1908–13), when he was trying to make a living...

Antigone Model 1948

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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... be considered to have something in common with Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Brecht. Neher [BFA 25, pp. 73–81] The Foreword and the following pages closely mimic the opening of the published Antigone Model. The Well-Tempered...

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...

A New Theatre

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 Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Introduction to Part One Brecht’s early years as a playwright, from 1918 to 1933, represent possibly the most contentious, but also the most fascinating period in his career. The various controversies relating to this period were sparked...