The Good Person Of Szechwan

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 10.04.2015 - 160 Seiten
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Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1939-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil. In it, the gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence. They find Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute, and make her a gift that enables her to set up her own business. But her goodness brings ruin and she must disguise herself as a man in order to muster sufficient ruthlessness to survive.


Published in Methuen Drama's Modern Classics series, this edition features an introduction and extensive notes and textual variants.

 

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Nutzerbericht  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Excellent play with a wonderful female protagonist. That the whims of the gods and the inability to be "good" and survive turn her into the more practical male counterpart for survival is fascinating to me. But she should have lost the boyfriend. Can you say "jerk?" I knew you could. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A look at what happens when the gods look for, and find, a good person. A common prostitute turns out to be the only good person the gods are able to locate; they help her by giving her coins to pay ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Introduction
Texts by Brecht
Editorial notes
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2015)

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose work has had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include Mother Courage and Her Children, The Threepenny Opera, Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.Circle. His plays and dramatic theory are central to the study of modern theatre.

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