The Good Person of Szechwan

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Penguin Books, 2008 - 156 Seiten
The authorized, definitive editions of two of Bertolt Brecht's most enduring works

The Good Person of Szechwan is one of Bertolt Brecht's most popular works. When three gods come to earth in search of a thoroughly good person, they encounter Shen Teh, a goodhearted but penniless prostitute, who offers them shelter. Rewarded with enough money to open a tobacco shop, "Angel of the Slums" Shen Teh soon becomes so overwhelmed by the demands of people seeking assistance that she invents a male alter ego, "Tobacco King" Shui Ta, to deal ruthlessly with the business of living in an evil world. The Good Person of Szechwan is a masterpiece of minimalist design and elegance that shines a light on human nature and social mores.

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Nutzerbericht  - jonfaith - www.librarything.com

I want to go with the one I love. I do not want to calculate the cost. I do not want to think about whether it's good. I do not want to know whether he loves me. I want to go with whom I love. Brecht ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Excellent play with a wonderful female protagonist. That the whims of the gods and the inability to be "good" and survive turn her into the more practical male counterpart for survival is fascinating to me. But she should have lost the boyfriend. Can you say "jerk?" I knew you could. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2008)

Carl Weber is a professor of directing and dramaturgy at Stanford University. He was a director for BrechtÂ's Berliner Ensemble and later directed numerous plays in Europe and the United States. Norm Roessler is editor of Communications, the performance journal of the International Brecht Society, and is a lecturer at Temple University in Philadelphia. John Willett (1917–2002) translated several works by Brecht into English. Ralph Manheim (1907–1992) translated works by Brecht, Hermann Hesse, Günter Grass, and many others.

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