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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In New York, where he went with Hanns Eisler for the Theatre Union's production of The Mother, there was a new League of American Writers headed by Waldo Frank, with Odets, Michael Gold, Langston Hughes and other Leftists.
... Theatre Union production of The Mother, whose closure in midDecember helped to break the company, and for Brecht their disputes fanned out into a lasting quarrel with John Howard Lawson, the Group Theatre and others now concerned in ...
Meantime his real progress is taking place on the other side of the Atlantic, with the production of his big Scandinavian plays – Galileo and The Good Person of Szechwan – by the antiNazi refugees of the Zurich Schauspielhaus, ...
So he had to feel his way with the help of preNazi friends like Caspar Neher; he had to try things out on a modest scale (as with the Chur Antigone production); he had to write new texts, of which his theoretical summa, ...
Brecht realised from the outset that not everything could be done at once, and that the ascetic, didactic forms of his last Berlin productions two decades earlier would be too much of a shock. 'Of course, it is only as epic as they can ...
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July 1941 to 5 November 1947
December 1947 to 20 October 1948
October 1948 to 18 July 1955