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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This has been done separately from the journal proper, not so much in order to preserve its flow as the opposite: i.e. to convey its montage structure, its particular jerky dynamic, not unlike the 'epic' construction of the plays.
'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?
... the gest of keeping your mouth shut, the gest of looking about you, the gest of sudden fear etc. the pattern of gests in a dictatorship. now epic theatre can show that both 'intérieurs' and almost naturalistic elements are within ...
... the aeffect when he empathises with galileo. with rigidly epic presentation an acceptable empathy occurs. january 39 koltsov too arrested in moscow. my last connection.
scenes, four of which are usable. it is a bit of a charade, what with the costume switches and the changes in makeup. but i can use it to develop the epic technique and get back up to standard again. for a desk drawer you need make no ...