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 YoUNG one: But there won't be a soul in the park now, it's going to rain. The
old one: There's always a chance. They walk on. Sun looks round him, pulls out
his rope and throws it over a branch of a willow tree. But he is interrupted again.
It starts raining. shen TEh: What's that rope for? You're not to do it! sun: Mind your
own business! And get out of the way! sHEN TEH: It's raining. sun: Don't you try
sheltering under my tree. SHEN TEH remains motionless in the rain: No.
O to stop the leaky heaven Hoard what stock I've got remaining: Recently I
dreamt that seven Years went by without it raining. How they'd all shout Give me
Water! How they'd fight for my good graces And I'd make their further treatment
Go by ...
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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