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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She sings as she walks along with the child: A plum off my tree Bit a man on the
knee The man had a thirst Got his own bite in first. Wang the water-seller has
entered, leading a child by the hand. He watches Shen Teh in astonishment.
The child has been watching her. Now it looks round timidly, goes to the dustbin
and starts fishing in it. It begins to eat something that it has found. Shen Teh and
the others return. THE woman: You realise we're completely in your hands?
Bertolt Brecht John Willett, Ralph Manheim. WANG: Good morning, Shen Teh. Is
it true that you're having to clear out of your shop? SHEN TEH: That's not
important: happiness has come to me, I am to have a child, Wang. I'm so glad you
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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