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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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Summary
...Life of Galileo examines the tension between the pursuit of knowledge and the power of official ideology, and contains one of Brecht’s most human and complex central characters. It was first performed in Zurich in 1943...

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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Summary
...Originally written as part of Mann ist Mann (Man Equals Man), The Elephant Calf was later removed and redrawn as a play in its own right, to be performed as an interlude in the foyer during performances of the former play...

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Translated by

W. H. Auden

and

Chester Kallman

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , W. H. Auden , Chester Kallman ~playauthor~Translated by~ W. H. Auden , Chester Kallman

Methuen Drama, 1994

World Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is an opera chronicling the development and demise of the ‘paradise city’ of Mahagonny in a series of tableaux capturing the baser aspects of human nature. Three criminals create...

The Exception and the Rule

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

Ralph Manheim

Translated by

Ralph Manheim

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

Methuen Drama, 1977

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (9), Female (1), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...The Exception and the Rule is a parable about exploitation, telling the story of a rich merchant travelling across the desert and being increasingly cruel to his porter so they can travel as fast as possible. When their water supplies run...

The Threepenny Opera (Modern Classic)

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, 1979

Modern Classics

Playtext

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

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Summary
...Brecht’s adaptation of John Gay’s eighteenth century The Beggar’s Opera anatomises bourgeois capitalist society with a sharp cocktail of comic satire, musical profanity and social criticism. First staged in 1928...

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Student Editions)

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

Ralph Manheim

Translated by

Ralph Manheim

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

Methuen Drama, 2007

Student Editions

Playtext

Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (30), Female (4), Male (25), Unassigned (1)

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Summary
...The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a savage satire in blank verse on the rise of Hitler, wittily transposed into a small-time gangster’s takeover of Chicago’s greengrocery trade. The seam of black comedy which runs through this political...

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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Summary
...Brecht's classic play is here presented with ample scholarly material to aid in the study of this great work. A chronicle play of the Thirty Years War of the seventeenth century, the remarkable Mother Courage follows...

The Antigone of Sophocles

Translated by

David Constantine

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , David Constantine ~playauthor~Translated by~ David Constantine

Methuen Drama, 2004

World Classics

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...In his book The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht, John Willett writes of The Antigone of Sophocles: 'Perhaps two-thirds of the play follows the Hölderlin version, but even here Brecht has largely reshaped the verse so that although much...

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Translated by

James Stern

,

Tania Stern

and

W. H. Auden

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , James Stern , Tania Stern , W. H. Auden ~playauthor~Translated by~ James Stern , Tania Stern , W. H. Auden

Methuen Drama, 1984

Student Editions

Playtext

Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (62), Female (18), Male (38), Unassigned (6)

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Summary
...Written in exile in the United States during the Second World War The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a politically charged, much-revived and complex example of Brecht’s epic theatre. In a prologue set in Soviet Georgia...

The Life of Edward II of England

Translated by

Jean Benedetti

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , Jean Benedetti ~playauthor~Translated by~ Jean Benedetti

Methuen Drama, 1994

World Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 31, Roles: Total (21), Female (2), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...Based on Christopher Marlowe’s classic play, The Life of Edward II of England dramatizes the life of the king who was deposed and eventually murdered by his wife and her lover. King Edward’s treatment of his favourite courtier, Gaveston...