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 most acceptable; another was to develop an alternative to the Nazi tradition of high gloss and overheated acting; a third was the extension and reinterpretation of the classical repertoire for a new thinking audience.
... gests are not to be performed in such a way that the audience wants to stop the scene, empathy is to be sedulously controlled, otherwise the whole thing is a dead loss. the montage, a process that has been so thoroughly condemned, ...
23 nov 38 finished LIFE OF GALILEO. it took three weeks. the only difficulties arose with the last scene. just as in the case of ST JOAN, i needed a neat stroke at the end to ensure that the audience had the necessary detachment. even ...
... not leave him unmarked; it makes him an enemy to himself. surrogates satisfy one's need and poison one's body; the audience want both to be diverted and to be converted and they must want to be both – because of the daily warfare.
2) to achieve the aeffect the actor must give up his complete conversion into the stage character. he shows the character, he quotes his lines, he repeats a reallife incident. the audience is not entirely 'carried away'; ...
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July 1941 to 5 November 1947
December 1947 to 20 October 1948
October 1948 to 18 July 1955