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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



... 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...
..."A heart-wrenching full-cast adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck, starring Jeffrey Donovan and Shirley Knight. Set during the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s...