Who is Bertolt Brecht

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (/brɛxt/; German: [bʁɛçt]; 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.

Living in Munich during the Weimar Republic, he had his first successes with theatre plays, whose themes were often influenced by his Marxist thought. He was the main proponent of the genre named epic theatre (which he preferred to call "dialectical theatre"). During the Nazi period and World War II he lived in exile, first in Scandinavia and then in the United States. Returning to East Berlin after the war, he established the theatre company Berliner Ensemble with his wife and long-time collaborator, actress Helene Weigel.


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Bertolt Brecht Poems

  • My Young Son Asks Me
    My young son asks me: Must I learn mathematics?
    What is the use, I feel like saying. That two pieces
    Of bread are more than one's about all you'll end up with.
    My young son asks me: Must I learn French? ...
  • I Want To Go With The One I Love (original And Translation)
    [Original Poem]

    Ich will mit dem gehen, den ich liebe.
    Ich will nicht ausrechnen, was es kostet. ...
  • I Never Loved You More
    I never loved you more, ma soeur
    Than as I walked away from you that evening.
    The forest swallowed me, the blue forest, ma soeur
    The blue forest and above it pale stars in the west. ...
  • To Read In The Morning And At Night...
    [Original Poem]

    Morgens und abends zu lesen
    Der, den ich liebe ...
  • 1940
    My young son asks me: Must I learn mathematics?
    What is the use, I feel like saying. That two pieces
    Of bread are more than one's about all you'll end up with.
    My young son asks me: Must I learn French? ...
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People 9 Earth 8 Night 8 Good 8 Great 7 Never 7 Head 6 Young 6 War 6 Morning 5


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  • Armadill2010: do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. (bertolt brecht)
  • Pricklylash: he might as well be just a bertolt brecht character
  • _kinzafatima: “writers cannot write as fast as governments make wars; because writing requires thinking." -bertolt brecht
  • Poetryalive: in the dark times, will there also be singing? yes, there will be singing. about the dark times. motto, by bertolt brecht
  • _kinzafatima: “in the dark times will there also be singing? yes, there will also be singing. about the dark times.” ― bertolt brecht
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Denner's Old Woman
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In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
The matron herself, in whose old age we see
Not a trace of decline, what a wonder is she!
No dimness of eye, and no cheek hanging low,
No wrinkle, or deep-furrow-d frown on the brow!
Her forehead indeed is here circled around
With locks like the ribbon with which they are bound;
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