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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MRS SHIN: I think I had better fetch the barber. You must talk to the barber. He is
a man of honour. The barber: that's the right man for your cousin. Getting no
answer, she hurries away. Shui Ta continues rushing around until Mr Shu Fu
Chui Ta, whom anger and despair have driven to distraction, sends for Chu Fu
the barber and tells him that his cousin's unbridled goodness has been the ruin of
her, so that she needs a powerful patron right away. The infatuated barber is ...
MRS. shin: Besides, she was in love with the airman. shui TA: Hadn't she the right
to love? wang: Of course she had. So why did you try to make her marry a man
she didn't love, the barber here? shui TA: The man she loved was a crook.
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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