Bertolt Brecht Journals 1934 55

Bertolt Brecht Journals  1934 55 Author Bertolt Brecht
ISBN-10 9781408162002
Year 2016-07-14
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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"Those who dismiss Brecht as a yea-sayer to Stalinism are advised to read these journals and moderate their opinion." (Paul Bailey, Weekend Telegraph) Brecht's "Work Journals" cover the period from 1938 to 1955, the years of exile in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and America, and his return via Switzerland to East Berlin. His criticisms of the work of other writers and intellectuals are perceptive and polemic, and the accounts of his own writing practice provide insight into the creation of his dramatic works of the period, the development of his political thinking and his theories about epic theatre. Also integrated into the journals are Brecht's immediate reactions to and commentary upon the events of the period: his political exile's view of the course of World War II and his account of the House Un-American Activities committee. "A marvellous, motley collage of political ideas, domestic detail, artistic debate, poems, photographs and cuttings from newspapers and magazines, assembled, undoubtedly for posterity by one of the great writers of the century" (New Statesman and Society)

Poems 1913 1956

Poems  1913 1956 Author Bertolt Brecht
ISBN-10 0878300724
Year 1987
Pages 627
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht

Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht Author Erdmut Wizisla
ISBN-10 9780300156447
Year 2014-05-14
Pages 279
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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Erdmut Wizisla's groundbreaking work explores for the first time the important friendship between Walter Benjamin, the acclaimed critic and literary theorist, and Bertolt Brecht, one of the twentieth century's most influential theater artists and poets, during the crucial interwar years in Berlin. From the first meeting between Benjamin and Brecht to their experiences in exile, the events in this friendship are illuminated by personal correspondence, journal entries, and notes--including previously unpublished materials--from the friends' electric discussions of shared projects. In addition to exploring correspondence between the two, Wizisla presents documents by colleagues who shaped and shaded their relationship, including Margarete Steffin, Theodor Adorno, and Hannah Arendt. Wizisla shows us the fascinating ideological exchanges between Benjamin and Brecht, including the first account of Berlin Marxist journal planned for 1931. The Minutes of its meetings record the involvement of Benjamin and Brecht, and offer a window onto the discussions on literature and politics that took place under the increasing threat of the German left's political defeat. Wizisla's examination of the friendship between Benjamin and Brecht, two artists at the height of their creative powers during a time of great political crisis, throws light on nearly two decades of European intellectual life.

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht Author John Fuegi
ISBN-10 0521282454
Year 1987
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Covers Brecht's day-to-day work as a theatre director telling how he worked with actors and how his productions were actually put together in rehearsal.

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht Author Meg Mumford
ISBN-10 9780415375085
Year 2009
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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"Bertolt Brecht was amongst the most profound contributors to the theory and practice of theatre. His methods of collective experimentation and his unique framing of the theatrical event as a forum for aesthetic and political change continue to have a significant impact on the work of performance practitioners, critics and teachers alike.' -- Back Cover.

Stories of Mr Keuner

Stories of Mr  Keuner Author Bertolt Brecht
ISBN-10 0872863832
Year 2001-07-01
Pages 111
Language en
Publisher City Lights Books
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Fictionalized reflections on life and politics by Bertolt Brecht, the author of The Threepenny Opera. A Book Sense 76 recommendation.

Routledge Revivals Bertolt Brecht Dialectics Poetry Politics 1988

Routledge Revivals  Bertolt Brecht  Dialectics  Poetry  Politics  1988 Author Peter Brooker
ISBN-10 9781351996044
Year 2017-02-17
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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First published in 1988, this books argues with received accounts to reclaim Brecht’s emphasis on his self-described ‘dialectical theatre’, re-examining firstly the concepts of Gestus and Verfremdung and their realisation in Brecht’s poetry in terms of his attempt to consciously apply the methods of dialectical materialism to art and cultural practice. The author also takes issue with the customary view of Brecht’s career and politics which sees him as compromising either with Communist party dogma or bourgeois aesthetics, to find developing parallels between Brecht’s political and artistic though and the critical dialectics of Marx, Lenin and Mao. This development is examined in later chapters in relation to the early and late plays, The Measures Taken and Days of the Commune as well as in relation to Brecht’s changed circumstances in the years of war-time exile and in post-war East Germany.

Collected Short Stories of Bertolt Brecht

Collected Short Stories of Bertolt Brecht Author Bertolt Brecht
ISBN-10 9781472577528
Year 2015-01-29
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Everyone knows that Bertolt Brecht was one of the great 20th-century innovators in theatre - the literary-theatrical equivalent of a Picasso or Stravinsky - and Germany's greatest poet of the last century, but the playwright was also a dazzling writer of stories. Storytelling permeated his art as a dramatist; fundamentally in his plays he was a storyteller. This volume collects the complete short stories written by Brecht, including the prize-winning 'The Monster', and the fragmentary memoir ghost-written by Brecht, 'Life Story of the boxer Samson-Körner'. Brecht scholar Marc Silberman provides an introduction and editorial notes. Fans of Brecht will find in the 37 stories assembled here the same directness, lack of affectation, and wry humour that characterise his plays. Every lover of short stories will discover an unexpected trove of pleasure in this "mine for short-story addicts" (Observer).

Bertolt

Bertolt Author Jacques Goldstyn
ISBN-10 1592702295
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Enchanted Lion Books
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A charming, touching story about an imaginative, introverted boy whose best friend is an old oak named Bertolt.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Author Bertolt Brecht
ISBN-10 0435233173
Year 1996
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher Heinemann
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"... Set in the Soviet Caucasus after the Second World War. To celebrate the settlement of a land dispute, the peasants stage a long parable play which explores, through the medium of a distant fairy tale, concepts of justice, social oppression and revolution"--Back cover.

A new and historical Theatre in Bertolt Brecht s Life of Galileo

A  new  and  historical  Theatre in Bertolt Brecht s  Life of Galileo  Author Kristina Kolb
ISBN-10 9783640477012
Year 2009-11
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher GRIN Verlag
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Literature Review from the year 2007 in the subject Theater Studies, Dance, grade: 90%, The Open University, language: English, abstract: Just like Brecht's ideas about theatre changed throughout his career as a dramaturg and a playwright, most prominently embodied in the three different versions of Life of Galileo, moving away from the formalist epic theatre towards a dialectical one, so have our perceptions of the theatre, and what was new and revolutionary during the early years of the play's production has now been reappropriated by high culture. While Brecht displayed a great awareness of the need to continuously adapt his play in order to not only make it appropriate for the times, but also to maintain it appropriate in the light of changing times, different productions of the play have only done so with limited courage and success, leading to the sad result that what Life of Galileo once embodied is usually not entirely what it embodies now.

Brecht On Theatre

Brecht On Theatre Author Bertolt Brecht
ISBN-10 9781472558626
Year 2014-11-20
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Brecht on Theatre is a seminal work that has remained the classic text for readers and students wanting a rich appreciation of the development of Brecht's thinking on theatre and aesthetics. First published in 1964 and on reading lists ever since, it has now been wholly revised, re-edited and expanded with additional texts, illustrations and editorial material, and new translations. The resulting work is a far fuller and more accurate volume that will provide readers with a clearer and more rewarding understanding of Brecht's work and writings. This updated third edition features: * Clearer layout and organisation of the text to facilitate study * New translations of many of the Brechtian texts featured * Over 40 new, previously untranslated essays * Essay titles now correspond to the German originals * A revised selection of illustrations This selection of Bertolt Brecht's critical writing charts the development of his thinking on theatre and aesthetics over four decades. The volume demonstrates how the theories of Epic Theatre and Verfremdung evolved, and contains notes and essays on the staging of The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, Galileo and many others of his plays. Also included is 'Short Organon for the Theatre', Brecht's most complete statement of his revolutionary philosophy of the theatre.

Bertolt Brecht s Berlin

Bertolt Brecht s Berlin Author Wolf Von Eckardt
ISBN-10 0803296126
Year 1975
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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In 1936, at the age of eighteen, Wolf Von Eckardt and his mother and sister fled Berlin and came to New York. With Sander L. Gilman, he as brought into focus, through words and pictures, an uneasy era that divided two great catastrophes.