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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...

Dansen

Translated by

Martin Kastner

and

Rose Kastner

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , Martin Kastner , Rose Kastner ~playauthor~Translated by~ Martin Kastner , Rose Kastner

Methuen Drama, 2003

World Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Dansen is a pig farmer and a respectable member of the community. His fellow members of the commerce class in the town often meet, to play cards, sign contracts and sort out disagreements; it is a wholly satisfying way of life...

Driving out a Devil

Translated by

Richard Grunberger

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , Richard Grunberger ~playauthor~Translated by~ Richard Grunberger

Methuen Drama, 1994

World Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...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...

He Who Says Yes

Translated by

Wolfgang Sauerlander

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , Wolfgang Sauerlander ~playauthor~Translated by~ Wolfgang Sauerlander

Methuen Drama, 1977

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...He Who Says Yes forms a pair with He Who Says No, relating two different versions of a fable about consenting to a cause. The Boy demands to be taken by his teacher on a dangerous journey into the mountains, so that he can bring back...

Round Heads and Pointed Heads

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

Tom Kuhn

Translated by

Tom Kuhn

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , Tom Kuhn ~playauthor~Translated by~ Tom Kuhn

Methuen Drama, 2003

World Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (23), Female (9), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...Round Heads and Pointed Heads began as an adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Commissioned in 1931 by stage and screen director Ludwig Berger, Brecht's ideas about the play soon took the work beyond straight adaptation...

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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Summary
...Written in 1940 during Brecht’s brief exile in Finland, Puntila is one of his greatest creations – to be ranked as a character alongside Galileo and Mother Courage. A hard-drinking Finnish landowner, Puntila suffers from a divided...

The Trial of Lucullus

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

H. R. Hays

Translated by

H. R. Hays

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , H. R. Hays ~playauthor~Translated by~ H. R. Hays

Methuen Drama, 2003

World Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (11), Female (1), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...When the Roman general and politician Lucullus dies, we witness his trial by jury, who will decide whether he takes his place among the heroes in the Elysium fields, or whether he shuffles through the shadows in the darkness of Hades...