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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One night in August 1942 however his old friend the novelist Lion Feuchtwanger
telephoned to say that he had heard from Zurich that the Schauspielhaus there
wanted to produce the script which Brecht had sent them before leaving Europe.
Account of the first script 129 texture and the changing of the names it seems that
Brecht's reworking of the draft completed the previous June concentrated on four
main points: the treatment of the stocks of raw tobacco brought in by the family ...
35) were all later additions to the script. The verse 'Hardly was a shelter' in the
ensuing interlude (p. 39) was originally at the end of scene 1, where it was
spoken by Shen Teh. 4 The episode where the two old people lend Shen Teh the
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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