Brecht on Theatre The Development of an Aesthetic

ISBN-10: 0809005425

ISBN-13: 9780809005420

Edition: 1978

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This volume offers a major selection of Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking critical writing. Here, arranged in chronological order, are essays from 1918 to 1956, in which Brecht explores his definition of the Epic Theatre and his theory of alienation-effects in directing, acting, and writing, and discusses, among other works, The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, and Galileo. Also included is "A Short Organum for the Theatre," Brecht's most complete exposition of his revolutionary philosophy of drama. Translated and edited by John Willett, Brecht on Theater is essential to an understanding of one of the twentieth century's most influential dramatists.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/1/1964
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Bertolt Brecht was born on February 10, 1898 in Augsburg, Bavaria, and died on August 14, 1956. He was a German playwright, theatre director and Marxist. The modest house where he was born is today preserved as a Brecht Museum. Brecht formed a writing collective which became prolific and very influential. He wrote many lyrics for musicals and collaborated with Kurt Weill to create Die Dregroschenoper -- the biggest hit in 1920s Berlin. Brecht experimented with his own theater and company -- the Berliner Ensemble -- which put on his plays under his direction and which continued after his death with the assistance of his wife. Brecht aspired to create political theater, and it is difficult to evaluate his work in purely aesthetic terms. Brecht died in 1956.

John Willett (1917-2002) was a noted English author and the translator of Brecht's poems and songs.

1918-1982 Frank Wedekind
A Reckoning Emphasis on Sport Three Cheers for Shaw Conversation with Bert Brecht
A Radio Speech Shouldn't we Abolish Aesthetics?
The Epic Theatre and its Difficulties Last Stage: Oedipus
A Dialogue about Acting On Form and Subject-Matter
An Example of Paedagogics
The Modem Theatre is the Epic Theatre
The Literarization of the Theatre
The Film, the Novel and Epic Theatre
The Radio as an Apparatus of Communication
The Question of Criteria for Judging
Acting Indirect Impact of the Epic Theatre
1988-1947 Interview with an Exile Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction
The German Drama: pre-Hitler Criticism of the New York Production of Die Mutter
On the Use of Music in an Epic Theatre
Alienation Effects in Chinese Acting
Notes to Die Rundkopfe und die Spitzkopfe On Gestic Music
The Popular and the Realistic
On Rhymeless Verse with Irregular Rhythms
The Street Scene On Experimental Theatre
New Technique of Acting
Two Essays on Unprofessional Acting
Notes on the Folk Play Alienation Effects in the Narrative Pictures of the Elder Brueghel
A Little Private Tuition for my Friend Max Gorelik
Building up a Part: Laughton's Galileo 'Der Messingkauf': an editorial note
1947-1948 A Short Organum for the Theatre
1948-1966 Masterful Treatment of a Model From the Mother Courage
Model Does Use of the Model Restrict the Artist's Freedom?
Formal Problems Arising from the Theatre's
New Content Stage Design for the Epic Theatre
From a Letter to an Actor Some of the Things that can be Learnt from Stanislavsky
Theaterarbeit: an editorial note
Notes on Erwin Strittmatter's Play
Katzgraben Study of the First Scene of Shakespeare's
Coriolanus Cultural Policy and Academy of Arts
Conversation about being Forced into Empathy
Classical Status as an Inhibiting Factor Can the Present-day
World be Reproduced by Means of Theatre?
Appendices to the 'Short Organum' 'Dialectics in the Theatre': an editorial note
Our London Season
Other English Translations
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