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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As we shall see, Brecht even equated 'historicisation' with his most famous
theoretical term Verfremdung (usually translated as 'alienation') – this was a
technique which was supposed to help us see beyond surface reality and our ...
... the theatrewithinthetheatre (Shen Teh's role switching, e.g.), the selfconscious
insistence that we are, indeed, in a theatre (observing the scene changes and so
on), and much of what later came to be called Verfremdung, can be understood ...
Verfremdung. Of all the terms which Brecht employed this was at the time
perhaps the most important, and it has since become the notion which for most
people defines Brechtian epic theatre. It has been variously translated, most
1 If all that seems somewhat abstract, one might also say, simply, that
Verfremdung is the term for the mobilisation of all those effects which we know as
Brechtian and which help to deliver 'epic theatre', for the devices which Brecht
uses to ...
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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