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 Trial of Lucullus) Brecht Collected Plays: Five (Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children) Brecht Collected Plays: Six (The Good Person of Szechwan, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Mr Puntila and His Man Matti) Brecht ...
Except in Zurich, where he was hoping to stage Puntila, fourth of his Scandinavian plays to have its world première there, Brecht was no longer any better known than in the USA; virtually all his writings since 1938 were unpublished, ...
'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?
... now to make a bow for nikomachos a masterturner has joined me neatly has smoothed me skilfully and fitted me with a bullhide thong which will not snap. (SIMIAS, after OEHLER) 2 sep 40 work on PUNTILA. h. w.'s play, halffinished,
(puntila sober is just puntila drunk plus a hangover, and hence in a bad temper, the stereotype of a drinker. his chauffeur is a gentleman who had applied for the chauffeur's job after seeing a photograph of puntila's daughter. etc.) ...
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July 1941 to 5 November 1947
December 1947 to 20 October 1948
October 1948 to 18 July 1955