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Berliner Ensemble Adaptations

The Tutor; Coriolanus; the Trial of Joan of Arc at Rouen, 1431; Don Juan; Trumpets and Drums

Berliner Ensemble Adaptations( )
Author: Brecht, Bertolt
Editor: Barnett, David
Translator: Kastner, Rose
Kastner, Martin
Manheim, Ralph
Sauerlander, Wolfgang
Series title:World Classics Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2014
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Methuen Drama
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

This volume contains Brecht's post-1950 adaptations of world dramatic classics for the Berliner Ensemble. Brecht's remodeled versions show all of the great dramatist's characteristic preoccupations: hatred of personal greatness, admiration of the people and hatred of war unless waged on behalf of the people who, to him, were the embodiment of wisdom and good sense. The Tutor is a 1950s adaptation of an 18th century play by J.M.R. Lenz and is a savage portrait of...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Drama
Drama / European / German
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.15 x 7.89 x 1.05 Inches
Book Weight:1.19 Pounds
Author Biography
Brecht, Bertolt (Author)
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.


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