Brecht On Theatre

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350068926

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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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, Brecht's writings are presented in this definitive edition featuring the wholly revised, re-edited and expanded text produced for the 50th anniversary of the first English publication. With additional texts, illustrations and editorial material, and with almost half the material newly translated, this edition provides a far fuller and more accurate account of the development of Brecht's work and writings. This edition features: * Clearer layout and organisation of the text * 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, Galileoand 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.

Brecht on Theatre

The Development of an Aesthetic

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408145456

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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A wholly revised, re-edited and expanded edition of one of the seminal texts of twentieth century theatre. Featuring new translations, additional texts, illustrations and editorial matter, this is a fullest and clearest account yet of Brecht's thinking on theatre and aesthetics.

Brecht on Performance

Messingkauf and Modelbooks

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408159503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Brecht on Performance: Dialogues, Models, Practice Pieces presents a selection of Brecht's principle writings for actors and directors and is suitable for acting schools, directors, actors, students and teachers of Theatre Studies. Through these texts Brecht provides a general practical approach to acting and to realising texts for the stage that crystallises and makes concrete many of the more theoretical aspects of his other writing. The volume features a corpus of theatre materials, production records from Brecht's work with the Berliner Ensemble and practice pieces for actors, most of which has not previously been published in the English language. Edited by an international team of Brecht scholars and including a section by director and teacher Di Trevis examining the practical application of the texts for theatres and actors today, it is a wonderfully rich resource. Texts include: A Dialogue About Acting and realted pieces The Street Scene a newly edited version of The Messingkauf Dialogues Practice scene for actors based on texts by Shakespeare, Schiller and Homer extracts from the Model Books recording productions of Galileo and Mother Courage The text is illustrated with over 30 photographs from the Model Books.

Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti


Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518739654

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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Der Gutsbesitzer Puntila ist nüchtern ein Ausbeuter und betrunken ein Menschenfreund. Nüchtern will Puntila seine Tochter mit einem Aristokraten verheiraten; er ist nicht betrunken, als er einsieht, daß der Schwächling kein Mann für das Mädchen ist; aber die Einsicht veranlaßt ihn, sich zu betrinken. Als schließlich doch der Knecht Matti zum Schwiegersohn bestimmt wird, unterzieht Matti die Tochter des Reichen einem Examen, in dem sie beweisen soll, ob sie ihn glücklich machen kann oder nicht. In einer grotesken Schlußszene werden die Motive zusammengefaßt: arm und reich können nicht zusammenkommen.

Brecht On Art And Politics

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474243347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This volume contains new translations to extend our image of one of the twentieth century's most entertaining and thought provoking writers on culture, aesthetics and politics. Here are a cross-section of Brecht's wide-ranging thoughts which offer us an extraordinary window onto the concerns of a modern world in four decades of economic and political disorder. The book is designed to give wider access to the experience of a dynamic intellect, radically engaged with social, political and cultural processes. Each section begins with a short essay by the editors introducing and summarising Brecht's thought in the relevant year.

Brecht and East Asian Theatre

The Proceedings of a Conference on Brecht in East Asian Theatre

Author: Anthony Tatlow,Tak-wai Wong

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622090682

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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This book contains unique information about Bertolt Brecht and East Asian theatre. It focuses in particular on China and offers first and detailed accounts of important Brecht productions from those directly involved. Hence it grants remarkable insight into the problems of modern Chinese theatre and its relationship to Western theatre and into possible future developments. The book also throws light on Brecht's work and suggests ways of 're-producing' Brecht in the West. It consists of papers presented at a Hong Kong conference by distinguished Western critics (John Willett, Klaus Volker) and prominent practitioners of the theatre in China - directors (Huang Zuolin, Chen Yong), stage designers, translators and scholars. There are also accounts of Brecht productions in Japan and India, which form a stimulating contrast with the Chinese experience. With a wealth of practical examples, the book enables us to appreciate how theatre develops within different social structures. Presenting examples of cultural affinity and cultural disjunction, it also makes a useful contribution to intercultural study.

Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518739956

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui zeigt den Aufstieg Hitlers zur Macht bis zum Jahre 1938. Die NS-Groß-funktionäre erscheinen als Chicagoer Gangster und reden in den glatten Jamben des deutschen klassischen Dramas. Durch die doppelte Verfremdung werden die Ereignisse jener Jahre erkennbar nicht als schicksalhaftes Verhängnis, sondern als die Konsequenz der herrschenden Verhältnisse. Indem er Hitler und seine Kumpane der Lächerlichkeit preisgibt, nimmt Brecht ihnen jenen Zug des Dämonischen, den sie für viele auch heute noch zu besitzen scheinen. Die Parabel stellt klar, daß der Faschismus kein historischer Einzelfall war: Faschismus ist die noch immer mögliche Fortsetzung der Geschäfte mit anderen Mitteln.

Bentley on Brecht

Author: Eric Bentley

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810123932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 513

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Contains the texts of: The Brecht commentaries (1987) and The Brecht memoir (1990).

Brecht and Political Theatre

The Mother on Stage

Author: Laura Bradley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199286582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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This study focuses on The Mother, Bertolt Brecht's most overtly political play and the only play which he staged in the Weimar Republic. Through detailed analysis of archival material, Bradley explores how Brecht's theatre practice developed and how it has subsequently been received and challenged by other directors, in and beyond Germany.

The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 40

Author: Theodore F. Rippey

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0985195630

Category: Drama

Page: 252

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Newest volume of the central scholarly forum for discussion of Brecht and aspects of theater and literature of particular interest to him, especially the politics of literature and theater in a global context.

The Cambridge Companion to Brecht

Author: Peter Thomson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424851

Category: Drama

Page: 302

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This Companion offers students crucial guidance on Brecht's theatrical career from beginning to end, bringing together the contrasting views of major critics and active practitioners to offer a provocative overview. The nineteen newly-commissioned essays place Brecht's creative work in its historical and biographical context, with separate essays on seven major plays, on the poetry, the theatrical theories, the use of music, the innovations in stage design, the ways of working with actors and his hugely influential career with the Berliner Ensemble.


Band 4: Schriften, Journale, Briefe

Author: Jan Knopf

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476056112

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 547

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"Vierzig Jahre, und mein Werk ist der Abgesang des Jahrtausends", schrieb Bertolt Brecht 1920. Am Beginn des neuen Jahrtausends hat sich die überragende Bedeutung Brechts nicht nur für die deutsche Literatur, sondern auch für die Weltliteratur erwiesen. Das "Brecht-Handbuch" wird nun in vollständig neu bearbeiteter und erweiterter Form vorgelegt. Es basiert auf dem Wissensstand der Großen Berliner und Frankfurter Ausgabe der Werke Bertolt Brechts (1988-2000), und es bietet in fünf Bänden eine Einführung in das Gesamtwerk, präsentiert den aktuellen Forschungsstand, stellt ein benutzerfreundliches, leicht überschaubares und zuverlässiges Nachschlagewerk dar. In über 250 monographisch angelegten Einzelartikeln, von mehr als 50 Brecht-Forschern des In- und Auslands erarbeitet, werden Überblicke über Zeitabschnitte des Brechtschen Schaffens und Stilentwicklungen gegeben.

A Twentieth-century Literature Reader

Texts and Debates

Author: Suman Gupta

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415351707

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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This critical Reader is the essential companion to any course in twentieth-century literature. Drawing upon the work of a wide range of key writers and critics, the selected extracts provide: a literary-historical overview of the twentieth century insight into theoretical discussions around the purpose, value and form of literature which dominated the century closer examination of representative texts from the period, around which key critical issues might be debated. Clearly conveying the excitement generated by twentieth-century literary texts and by the provocative critical ideas and arguments that surrounded them, this reader can be used alongside the two volumes of Debating Twentieth-Century Literature or as a core text for any module on the literature of the last century. Texts examined in detail include: Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, Mansfield's Short Stories, poetry of the 1930s, Gibbon's Sunset Song, Eliot's Prufrock, Brecht's Galileo, Woolf's Orlando, Okigbo's Selected Poems, du Maurier's Rebecca, poetry by Ginsburg and O'Hara, Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Puig's Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Heaney's New Selected Poems 1966-1987, Gurnah's Paradise and Barker's The Ghost Road.

Performing Feminisms

Feminist Critical Theory and Theatre

Author: Sue-Ellen Case

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801839696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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A valuable, provoking, important addition to any theatre scholar or practitioner's library, especially since feminist theory is a relative newcomer to the world of theatre.

After Brecht

British Epic Theater

Author: Janelle G. Reinelt

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472084081

Category: Drama

Page: 237

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How contemporary British political theater has evolved and expanded from the legacy of Bertolt Brecht

Pregones Theatre

A Theatre for Social Change in the South Bronx

Author: Eva Cristina Vásquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317793811

Category: History

Page: 246

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.