Seven Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Seven Plays of Bertolt Brecht None

  • Title: Seven Plays of Bertolt Brecht
  • Author: Bertolt Brecht
  • ISBN: 9780394475356
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Bertolt Brecht

      Bertolt Brecht born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble the post war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigel with its internationally acclaimed productions.From his late twenties Brecht remained a life long committed Marxist who, in developing the combined theory and practice of his epic theatre , synthesized and extended the experiments of Piscator and Meyerhold to explore the theatre as a forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetics of dialectical materialism Brecht s modernist concern with drama as a medium led to his refinement of the epic form of the drama which constitutes that medium s rendering of autonomization or the non organic work of art related in kind to the strategy of divergent chapters in Joyce s novel Ulysses, to Eisenstein s evolution of a constructivist montage in the cinema, and to Picasso s introduction of cubist collage in the visual arts In contrast to many other avant garde approaches, however, Brecht had no desire to destroy art as an institution rather, he hoped to re function the apparatus of theatrical production to a new social use In this regard he was a vital participant in the aesthetic debates of his era particularly over the high art popular culture dichotomy vying with the likes of Adorno, Luk cs, Bloch, and developing a close friendship with Benjamin Brechtian theatre articulated popular themes and forms with avant garde formal experimentation to create a modernist realism that stood in sharp contrast both to its psychological and socialist varieties Brecht s work is the most important and original in European drama since Ibsen and Strindberg, Raymond Williams argues, while Peter B rger insists that he is the most important materialist writer of our time As Jameson among others has stressed, Brecht is also Brecht collective and collaborative working methods were inherent to his approach This Brecht was a collective subject that certainly seemed to have a distinctive style the one we now call Brechtian but was no longer personal in the bourgeois or individualistic sense During the course of his career, Brecht sustained many long lasting creative relationships with other writers, composers, scenographers, directors, dramaturgs and actors the list includes Elisabeth Hauptmann, Margarete Steffin, Ruth Berlau, Slatan Dudow, Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Paul Dessau, Caspar Neher, Teo Otto, Karl von Appen, Ernst Busch, Lotte Lenya, Peter Lorre, Therese Giehse, Angelika Hurwicz, and Helene Weigel herself This is theatre as collective experiment as something radically different from theatre as expression or as experience There are few areas of modern theatrical culture that have not felt the impact or influence of Brecht s ideas and practices dramatists and directors in whom one may trace a clear Brechtian legacy include Dario Fo, Augusto Boal, Joan Littlewood, Peter Brook, Peter Weiss, Heiner M ller, Pina Bausch, Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill In addition to the theatre, Brechtian theories and techniques have exerted considerable sway over certain strands of film theory and cinematic practice Brecht s influence may be detected in the films of Joseph Losey, Jean Luc Godard, Lindsay Anderson, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima, Ritwik Ghatak, Lars von Trier, Jan Bucquoy and Hal Hartley.Bertolt Brecht 1898 1956 , naci en Augsburgo El enorme xito de La pera de tres peniques en 1928, y su activismo pol tico le convirtieron en un personaje pol mico y famoso En 1933, en EEUU, escribi Terror y miseria del Tercer Reich 1938 , Madre Coraje 1939


    1. Only read "The good woman of Setzuan", but I think it is enough to appreciate how difficult these experimental plays are. This is the story of a woman who is nice and good and for that reason people take advantage of her and she is never able to make enough money to survive, so she decides to invent a distant cousin that comes to visit and helps her to run the business. The cousin has a very though personality and is mean with people and eventually makes profit with the business by turning it in [...]

    2. I can't honestly recommend reading all of Brecht's plays at once, or even seven of them at once. But I was pleasantly surprised by a few of these. My favorite is The Caucasian Chalk Circle, because it has an interesting structure and the sort of fable atmosphere makes the politics more palatable. But Mother Courage, Galileo and The Good Woman of Szechuan are all great plays too. Just not all at the same time, it isn't good for you. Me.

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