By Henry Bial,Carol Martin

Bertolt Brecht is without doubt one of the so much prolific and influential writer-directors of the 20 th century. This attention-grabbing anthology brings jointly in a single quantity the various most vital articles written approximately Brecht among 1957 and 1997. the gathering explores a variety of viewpoints approximately Brecht's theatre theories and perform, in addition to together with 3 performs no longer differently on hand in English: The Beggar or The lifeless puppy, Baden Lehrstuck and The Seven lethal Sins of the reduce center Class.
Editors Martin and Bial have introduced jointly a special compendium which covers the entire key components including:
* the improvement of Brecht's aesthetic theories
* the connection of Epic theatre to orthodox dramatic theatre
* Brecht's collaboration with Kurt Weill, Paul Dessau and Max Frisch
* Brecht's effect on various cultures and contexts together with England, Italy , Moscow and Japan.
jointly those essays are an incredible significant other to Brecht's performs, and supply a useful reconsideration of Brecht's work.
individuals contain: Werner Hecht, Mordecai Gorelik, Eric Bentley, Jean-Paul Sartre, Kurt Weill, Ernst Bloch, Darko Suvin, Carl Weber, Paul Dessau, Denis Calandra, W. Stuart McDowell, Ernst Schmacher, Hans-Joachim Bunge, Martin Esslin, Artuto Lazzari, Tadashi Uchino, Diana Taylor, Elin Diamond, and Lee Baxandall.

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