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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  • Conradkbarwa: “[i]t is precisely because chaplin portrays a kind of primitive proletarian, still outside revolution, that the representative force of the latter is immense." bertolt brecht
  • Rickdruida: canalising a river grafting a fruit tree educating a person transforming a state these are instances of fruitful criticism and at the same time instances of art." bertolt brecht
  • Rlwldnj: why be a man when you can be a success? (bertolt brecht)
  • Gregmw4: ‘is this right, berty? i sit in the car, the kids sing, dick does his dance, then we all turn to camera & explain the graph on the link between candy production & infant gum disease in 1903?’ (otd in 1966, bertolt brecht was sacked as initial director of chitty chitty bang bang)
  • Valedolphins: walter benjamin and bertolt brecht playing chess while exiled in denmark, 1934
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Upon The Sun's Reflection Upon The Clouds In A Fair Morning
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Look yonder, ah! methinks mine eyes do see
Clouds edged with silver, as fine garments be;
They look as if they saw that golden face
That makes black clouds most beautiful with grace.
Unto the saints' sweet incense, or their prayer,
These smoky curdled clouds I do compare.
For as these clouds seem edged, or laced with gold,
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