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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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... subtitled ‘You Can Prove Anything’, this version of The Elephant Calf was translated by John Willett, and was first published in 1979....

Life of Galileo (Modern Classic)

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, 2001

Modern Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 31, Roles: Total (46), Female (10), Male (36), Unassigned (0)

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... spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of authority, Life of Galileo has few equals. John Willett's translation is included here, along with the much shorter version translated in Brecht's lifetime by Charles Laughton as an appendix (see 'From the Book'). Also included are Brecht's own copious notes on the play....

The Good Person of Szechwan (Modern Classic)

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, 1985

Modern Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (15), Female (5), Male (9), Unassigned (1)

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... and financially-motivated marriage, but not to happiness. Through this sharply split personality Brecht points to the impossibility of living anything like a ‘good’ life in a corrupted and persistently exploitative world. The Good Person of Szechwan was first performed in Zurich in 1943. This version is translated by John Willett....

Mother Courage and Her Children (Student Edition)

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, 1983

Student Editions

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (27), Female (6), Male (21), Unassigned (0)

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... of the greatest plays of the twentieth century and one of the great anti-war plays of all time. This version is translated by John Willett....

Drums in the Night

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

Acts: 5, Roles: Total (18), Female (6), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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... Renowned Brecht scholar John Willett translated this edition of Drums in the Night, one of the early plays that earned Bertolt Brecht the prestigious Kleist Award for German writers. Drums in the Night was an immediate success when...

Mr Puntila and His Man Matti

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, 2007

Modern Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (23), Female (5), Male (18), Unassigned (0)

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... production of the newly formed Berliner Ensemble. This translation by John Willett is accompanied by Brecht’s own notes and relevant texts, as well as an extensive introduction and commentary by John Willett and Ralph Manheim, editors of Brecht’s collected plays in English....

The Catch

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

Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), 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 Good Person of Szechwan (Student Edition)

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, 2009

Student Editions

Playtext

Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (16), Female (5), Male (9), Unassigned (2)

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Summary
... and financially-motivated marriage, but not to happiness. Through this sharply split personality Brecht points to the impossibility of living anything like a ‘good’ life in a corrupted and persistently exploitative world. The Good Person of Szechwan was first performed in Zurich in 1943. This version is translated by John Willett....

Life of Galileo (Student Edition)

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, 1986

Student Editions

Playtext

Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (46), Female (10), Male (36), Unassigned (0)

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... spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of authority, Life of Galileo has few equals. This version is translated by the great Brechtian scholar John Willett....

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

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, 2009

Student Editions

Playtext

Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (88), Female (25), Male (60), Unassigned (3)

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... in 1938 entitled 99%, while all the scenes have since been produced in a variety of different combinations. This version is translated by John Willett....