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Politics, Economics and a New Morality

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...It is only possible to understand Brecht’s view of the world by seeing him in the context of his time, An interest in the way society operates, how its wealth is distributed, its justice is exercised and its opportunities are made available...

Towards A Marxist Theatre

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...Throughout his life, Brecht was involved in developing a new kind of theatre, which could reflect the modern world and speak to contemporary audiences. As a Marxist, he was concerned that the theatre should not simply, as Hamlet says, ‘hold...

Chronicle

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...1898  10 February: Bertolt Brecht born in Augsburg 1914 Outbreak of First World War17 August: first contribution to the Augsburger Neueste Nachrichten 1917...

The Dark Times

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...The life of the poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) coincided with the most violent and dramatic half-century in German history. In everything he did, Brecht was concerned to create a new kind of art capable of reflecting...

Four Early Plays

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

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...1918–1924 In 1917, the year of the Russian Revolution, Brecht matriculated as a medical student at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. He did rudimentary military service as a medical orderly in Augsburg and, following...

Legacy

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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... acknowledged their debt. The influence of The Threepenny Opera can also be felt in the musicals of Kander and Ebb, especially Cabaret(1966) and Chicago(1975), and, to a lesser extent, Stephen Sondheim.Brecht’s legacy extends beyond...

Art and Culture

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...The upheavals of the first half of the twentieth century drove German artists and intellectuals into a profound re-examination of the fundamental values of art itself. Brecht was one of the key figures in this process, and his views on art...

Key Concepts Of Brecht’s Theatrical Theory

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...Brecht’s theatrical theory presents the reader and practitioner with a series of terms which can be bewildering. In approaching them, it is important to remember not only how deliberately provocative Brecht could be, but also the German...

Brecht: Playwright, Poet and Artist

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...Brecht’s Life Eugen Bertolt Brecht was born on 10 February 1898 in the south German city of Augsburg. His father, Berthold (1869–1939), was a paper manufacturer and Brecht enjoyed a comfortable middle-class childhood. His mother...

A Late Masterpiece

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...1945–1956 Brecht spent most of the immediate post-war period working with Charles Laughton and Joseph Losey on the English-language production of Life of Galileo, which opened in Los Angeles on 30 July1947. Three months later he...