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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The NEPHEw, to the carpenter: You've had to do with Miss Shen Teh's cousin too
, chum. Over the shelving. THE CARPENTER, grumpily: I'm just making out his
bill. There you are. He hands it over. I'll be back first thing in the morning. Exit.
Light that lamp, boys, and make yourselves at home. THE NEPHEw, facetiously: I
hope that cousin doesn't blow in tonight, tough old Mr Shui Ta! The sister-in-law
laughs. THE BROTHER, reaching for a cigarette: One more or less won't matter.
THE NEPHEw: Don't you believe him! Go and look for her! THE MAN: Right, we
will. He organises them: You and you and you and you, go and comb the place
for her. Grandpa and us will stay here and hold the fort. The boy can go and find
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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