Bertolt Brecht Journals, 1934-55
Bloomsbury Publishing, 14.07.2016 - 576 Seiten
"Those who dismiss Brecht as a yea-sayer to Stalinism are advised to read these journals and moderate their opinion." (Paul Bailey, Weekend Telegraph)
"A marvellous, motley collage of political ideas, domestic detail, artistic debate, poems, photographs and cuttings from newspapers and magazines, assembled, undoubtedly for posterity by one of the great writers of the century" (New Statesman and Society)
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... The Duchess of Malfi) Brecht Collected Plays: Eight (The Days of the Commune, The Antigone of Sophocles, Turandot or the Whitewashers' Congress) Berliner Ensemble Adaptations (The Tutor,
Turandot or the Whitewashers' Congress) Berliner Ensemble Adaptations (The Tutor, Coriolanus, The Trial of Joan of Arc at Rouen, 1431, Trumpets and Drums, Don Juan) PROSE Brecht on Art and Politics Brecht on Film and Radio Brecht on ...
So in winter 1949 Mother Courage, unforgettably played by Helene Weigel, came to Max Reinhardts old theatre, was seen, and conquered; and on that foundation the Berliner Ensemble was built. One of its objectives, certainly, ...
'Of course, it is only as epic as they can take (and we can offer) today,' he notes of the success of the Ensemble Puntila on 13 November 1949. 'But when will the real, radical epic theatre come into being?
Fifteen years later the Berliner Ensemble would plan to give his text a staged reading. The Ministry of Culture advised them not to. All this was reminiscent of 1938, but at least it was not back to the purges.