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The Elephant Calf: An interlude for the foyer

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

John Willett

Translated by

John Willett

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , John Willett ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Willett

Methuen Drama, 1994

World Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 1, Roles: Total (6), Female (0), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... The Elephant Calf sees Galy Gay – the protagonist of Man Equals Man – undergo a trial for the murder of his mother (who, in a surreal turn of events, is in rude health on the stage, and even called as a witness)....

The Threepenny Opera (Student Edition)

Translated by

John Willett

and

Ralph Manheim

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , John Willett , Ralph Manheim ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Willett , Ralph Manheim

Methuen Drama, 2005

Student Editions

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (14), Female (5), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...This student edition includes in-depth commentary, notes and questions for study to contextualise the work and allow students expand their understanding of Brecht's classic play. Brecht’s adaptation of John Gay’s...

Fringe and Alternative Theatre Companies, 1965–79

British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979 : Cast, The People Show, Portable Theatre, Pip Simmons Theatre Group, Welfare State International, 7:84 Theatre Companies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... later, Andrew Sinclair argued that Arts Council’s financial ‘support of “fringe” drama groups had risen by 1972 to fifty-six clients, including Incubus, John Bull Puncture Repair Outfit, Landscapes and Living Spaces, Low Moan Spectacular, Sal’s...

King Henry VI Part 3 (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

John D. Cox

and

Eric Rasmussen

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , John D. Cox , Eric Rasmussen ~playauthor~Edited by~ John D. Cox , Eric Rasmussen

The Arden Shakespeare, 2001

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (46), Female (3), Male (43), Unassigned (0)

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...King Henry VI Part 3 is effectively shaped from dense historical narratives, drawing out the complexities of morality and justice in the chaos of the Wars of the Roses. Criticism has examined integrity of characters, on feminist...

Historical, Political And Cultural Context

British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979 : Cast, The People Show, Portable Theatre, Pip Simmons Theatre Group, Welfare State International, 7:84 Theatre Companies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... connections with that war were beginning to disappear. Clothes rationing had been halted in 1949; four years later, confectionary and then sugar rationing followed – thus enabling John Osborne’s Jimmy Porter to run a street-market sweet stall...

The 1980s: “And the Wind Begins to Moan”

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The 1980s saw the outbreak of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. First seen almost exclusively among gay men, this deadly condition was initially labeled “the gay cancer.” Doctors stood by helplessly as thousands succumbed...

The Subject Matter

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht : A study from eight aspects

Methuen Drama, 1977

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... of John Heartfield as a deliberate gesture against the war. Sport was the culture of this mythical world, jazz its music, the Salvation Army the most intriguing religion. E.g., Rudolf Arnheim’s article ‘Die Heilsarmee’...

The role of Elisabeth Hauptmann

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht in Context : Comparative Approaches

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1998

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... he put his name between 1924 and 1933; she had actually written parts of them – the Alabama and Benares songs in Mahagonny, the original translation of Gay’s text for The Threepenny Opera, the bulk of He Said Yes, the ‘Urbild Baals’ (‘Model...

Anglo-American forays

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht in Context : Comparative Approaches

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1998

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... for English and American writing. The Threepenny Opera derives from John Gay; Edward II is adapted from Marlowe; the ‘school opera’ He Said Yes is virtually a translation from Arthur Waley; Señora Carrar’s Rifles an adaptation of J.M. Synge’s...

The Language

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht : A study from eight aspects

Methuen Drama, 1977

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... Munich, 1958), reproduces the programme for the first night of The Threepenny Opera, which reads ‘From the English of John Gay (additional ballads by François Villon and Rudyard Kipling). Translation, Elisabeth Hauptmann. Adaptation, Brecht....