The Good Person Of Szechwan
Bloomsbury Publishing, 17.11.2016 - 224 Seiten
'Brecht's dark, dazzling world-view...makes an absolutely devastating impact. The play is fuelled by the brilliant perception that everyone requires such a dual or split personality to survive.' Evening Standard
Three gods come to earth hoping to discover one really good person. No one can be found until they meet Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of gold. Rewarded by the gods, she gives up her profession and buys a tabacco shop but finds it is impossible to survive as a good person in a corrupt world without the support of her ruthless alter ego Shui Ta.
Brecht's parable of good and evil was first performed in 1943 and remains one of his most popular and frequently produced plays worldwide.
This Student Edition features an extensive
introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of
the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as
questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text.
It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and literature.
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First collaboration with Kurt Weill, on Mahagonny – with Lotte Lenya and designs
by Neher. The Threepenny Opera, music by Kurt Weill, words by Brecht (based
on a translation of John Gay's Beggar's Opera by Elisabeth Hauptmann), opens ...
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny', an opera with words by Brecht and
music by Kurt Weill, causes a riot as the Nazis voice their criticism at Leipzig. In
his notes on the opera, Brecht lists the differences between the traditional ...
... The Domestic Breviary, was published, and he composed, among several
other dramatic works, the famous operas, Mahagonny and The Threepenny
Opera, and the Lehrstücke (learning plays), collaborating with Kurt Weill and then
, hugely ...
It comes into Brecht's specialist vocabulary from around 1929, initially in
discussions with Kurt Weill, who talked about 'gestische Musik' (gestic music).
Whereas we tend to think of a 'gesture' as making visible or underlining a thought
, a feeling ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - 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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - 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