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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There is a small bill to be settled for the shelves; she has admitted it before
witnesses. Ioo silver dollars. shUITA, drawing the bill out of his pocket, not
unkindly: Wouldn't you say that Ioo silver dollars was rather much? THE
Mr Shui Ta, Shen Teh told me before she disappeared that she was pregnant!
SUN: What? sHUITA, quickly: A lie! waNG, most seriously, to Shui Ta: Mr Shui Ta,
please don't think Shen Teh's friends will ever give up the search for her. A good
shui TA: Wait! Hand over the money! The agent hands over money and goes.
Then as in our text from 's Hui TA, pitifully' down to “They're watching the shop' (p.
89) after which Mrs. Shin says: Have a drop of water, dear. She gets some water.
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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