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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Wang, the water-seller, introduces himself to the audience. wang: I am a water-
seller in the capital of Szechwan province. My job is tedious. When water is short
I have to go far for it. And when it is plentiful I earn nothing. But utter poverty is the
SHEN TEH: It is good in the rain. Wang, the water-seller appears. He sings.
WANG: THE WATER-SELLER's SoNG IN THE RAIN I sell water. Who will taste it?
– Who would want to in this weather? All my labour has been wasted Fetching
91, but this time it is Mrs. Shin who comments: “There's that bloody water-seller.
Now he'll be nagging us again'. She then goes out at a sign from Shui Ta as his
voice continues with his speech from outside, after which Sun says, pressingly: ...
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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