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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actress Carola Neher had all been arrested; Ernst Ottwalt (Brecht's fellow script writer on Kuhle Wampe) was expelled from the Party, and Piscator advised (by Pieck of the Comintern) not to return from France now that MORT had been ...
... but in his individual and sometimes cantankerous way he did fit in here, and his unrealized plan of 1937 for a 'Diderot Society' may show it, with its list of proposed members including Renoir, Eisenstein, Eisler, Piscator, Burian, ...
Unlike his Moscow initiation by Piscator and Tretiakov in 1935, Brecht's New York visit in the autumn of that year had not been a happy experience. It took place just at the beginning of the Federal Theatre Project, and the formal ...
The Fear and Misery scenes are rejigged as The Private Life of the Master Race, and only performed once Hitler has been defeated and the play is no longer topical; Brecht disagrees with Piscator's direction, and the result is a flop.
... which had a colossal effect on me, nor the first productions of the piscator theatre, which i admired no less, moved me to study marxism. perhaps this was due to my scientific education (i had studied medicine for several years), ...
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July 1941 to 5 November 1947
December 1947 to 20 October 1948
October 1948 to 18 July 1955