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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We must find someone. For two thousand years we have been hearing the same
complaint, that the world cannot go on as it is. No one can stay on earth and
remain good. We must at last be able to show some people who are in a position
THE GENTLEMAN laughs: I suppose they're a lot of prize swindlers you're trying
to foist off on someone. Off. wang, shouting after him: You swivel-eyed chiseller!
Have you no reverence? You'll all roast in brimstone for your lack of interest.
Slowly: I know someone who might perhaps help. Someone who has advised me
before. I didn't really want to have to resort to him again; he is too smart and too
tough. This will definitely be the last time. But a pilot has got to fly, that is obvious
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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