The Good Person of Szechwan
Arcade Pub., 1994 - 147 Seiten
"The Good Person of Szechwan" is one of Bertolt Brecht's most popular plays. In this famous parable, long known in this country under the potentially misleading title of "The Good Woman of Sezuan, " the gods come to earth in search of a thoroughly good person. They encounter Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute who, to muster sufficient ruthlessness to survive in an evil world, must disguise herself as a man.
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This originated in Kurt Weill's reaction to the script that Brecht had sent him,
which the now successful composer wanted to make into a (presumably musical)
play for Broadway production. During his long visit to New York (February to May
This outline, doubtless made for Kurt Weill, corresponds to the “Santa Monica
1943' version of the play, as discussed below, pp. 132ff.] ALTERNATIVE
EPILOGUE This Szechwan, as you must have understood In which one can't
survive and ...
It was only later, when Kurt Weill thought he might be able to arrange a Broadway
production, that Brecht in New York hurriedly made what he termed 'a szechwan
version for here.” Though this has not been firmly identified, it could well be the ...
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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