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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Look at Mrs Shin, for instance, the old owner of the shop. Yesterday she came to
ask for rice for her children. And today I again see her bringing her pot across the
square. Enter Mrs Shin. The women bow to one another. shen TEh: Good ...
Shen Teh and Mrs Shin are taking washing down from the line. MRs SHIN: I can't
think why you don't put up a better fight for your business. shen TEh: How? I can't
even pay the rent. I have got to pay the old people their 200 silver dollars back ...
89) after which Mrs. Shin says: Have a drop of water, dear. She gets some water.
Why don't you move out of this place and take a villa in a better district? Oh, but I
know why. You're still waiting for that broken-down pilot. That's a weakness.
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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