Who is Bertolt Brecht

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet. Coming of age during the Weimar Republic, he had his first successes as a playwright in Munich and moved to Berlin in 1924, where he wrote The Threepenny Opera with Kurt Weill and began a life-long collaboration with the composer Hanns Eisler. Immersed in Marxist thought during this period, he wrote didactic Lehrstücke and became a leading theoretician of epic theatre (which he later preferred to call "dialectical theatre") and the Verfremdungseffekt.

During the Nazi Germany period, Brecht fled his home country, first to Scandinavia, and during World War II to the United States, where he was surveilled by the FBI. ...
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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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Rlwldnj: why be a man when you can be a success? (bertolt brecht)
Alibraryimplies: in the dark times will there also be singing? yes, there will also be singing about the dark times —svendborg poems, bertolt brecht
Tldps4: why be a man when you can be a success? (bertolt brecht)
Ellaerayo: bertolt brecht tell it like it is...
Marameo6morto: 'but when he walked to the block' from 'uncollected poems, 1943-1945' by bertolt brecht
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