Poetry Books by Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book The Mother Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Grove Press
Published Date: 1965
Categories: Drama
Based on the novel Mat§, by Maxim Gorki.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Collected Stories Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Arcade Pub
Published Date: 1998
Categories: Fiction
Presents thirty-seven stories by the noted playwright, including "The Monster," "Before the Flood," and "Life Story of the Boxer Samson-Korner"

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Poems & Songs from the Plays Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: World Dramatists
Published Date: 1992
Categories: German poetry
A collection of 171 lyrics, representing most of the songs and poems in the English versions of Brecht's plays. As well as the lyrics written to the musical settings of Weill, Eisler and Dessau, the book contains many less well-known pieces, displaying the full range of Brecht's poetic talent.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Mother Courage and Her Children Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published Date: 2015-02-13
Categories: Drama
This version of Brecht's great anti-war play by playwright David Hare was premiered by the National Theatre, London, in November 1995. It adopts a freer approach to the text than many editions, adapting the original rather than offering a close translation. In this chronicle of the Thirty Years War, Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon. One by one she loses her children to the war but will not part with her livelihood - the wagon. The Berlin production of 1949, with Helene Weigel as Mother Courage, marked the foundation of the Berliner Ensemble. Considered by many to be one of the greatest anti-war plays ever written and Brecht's masterpiece, it remains a powerful example of Brecht's Epic Theatre and pioneering theatrical style.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Saint Joan of the Stockyards Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Published Date: 2010-12-07
Categories: Drama
In this version of the story of Joan of Arc, Brecht transforms her into 'Joan Dark', a member of the 'Black Straw Hats' (a Salvation Army-like group) in twentieth century Chicago. The play charts Joan's battle with Pierpont Mauler, the unctuous owner of a meat-packing plant. Like her predecessor, Joan is a doomed woman, a martyr and (initially, at least) an innocent in a world of strike-breakers, fat cats, and penniless workers. Like many of Brecht's plays it is laced with humor and songs as part of its epic dramaturgical structure. The play, which was never staged in Brecht's lifetime, is published here with a new translation, a full introduction and Brecht's own notes on the text.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Measures Taken and Other Lehrstucke Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published Date: 2015-04-10
Categories: Drama
The Lehrstücke (or 'learning-plays') lie at the heart of Brechtian theatre. Written during 1929 and 1930, years of far-reaching political and economic upheaveal in Germany and the period of Brecht's most sharply Communist works, these short plays show an abrupt rejection of most of the trappings of conventional theatre. The Lehrstücke are spare and highly formalized pieces intended for performance by amateurs, on the principle that the moral and political lessons contained in them can best be taught by participation in an actual production. There is nothing in the drama of the twentieth century to match the precision of their language and the economy of their theatrical technique.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Galileo Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Grove Press
Published Date: 1966
Categories: Drama
Dramatizes Galileo's conflict with the church over his assertion that the Earth revolves around the sun.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Bertolt Brecht Poems, 1913-1956 Authors: Bertolt Brecht, Erich Fried
Publisher: New York : Methuen
Published Date: 1979
Categories:
A collection of nearly five hundred poems includes austere free verse on urban themes, sonnets, ballads, satires, long narratives, epigrams, political poems, and poems on the theatre

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book The Jewish Wife and Other Short Plays Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Grove Press
Published Date: 1965
Categories: Drama
These six plays represent the best and most humorous of Brecht's shorter works. The Jewish Wife is from the Fear and Misery in the Third Reich cycle of one-act plays, which, along with In Search of Justice and The Informer, chromicles the hardships of life in Nazi Germany. The Exception and the Rule, one of Brecht's most popular short works, grimly depicts the consequences of the mutually dependent -- yet inevitable inequitable -- relationship between the priviledged and the poor; it is included here with The Measures Taken and The Elephant Calf. Though all of these ales of horror, ad Eric Bentley calls them, have tragic undertones, they are also infused with farcical absurdities and cosmic irony so characteristic of Brecht's work.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Collected Short Stories of Bertolt Brecht Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published Date: 2015-01-29
Categories: Fiction
Everyone knows that Bertolt Brecht was one of the great 20th-century innovators in theatre - the literary-theatrical equivalent of a Picasso or Stravinsky - and Germany's greatest poet of the last century, but the playwright was also a dazzling writer of stories. Storytelling permeated his art as a dramatist; fundamentally in his plays he was a storyteller. This volume collects the complete short stories written by Brecht, including the prize-winning 'The Monster', and the fragmentary memoir ghost-written by Brecht, 'Life Story of the boxer Samson-Körner'. Brecht scholar Marc Silberman provides an introduction and editorial notes. Fans of Brecht will find in the 37 stories assembled here the same directness, lack of affectation, and wry humour that characterise his plays. Every lover of short stories will discover an unexpected trove of pleasure in this "mine for short-story addicts" (Observer).

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Brecht Unbound Authors: International Bertolt Brecht Symposium (1992 University of Delaware)
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Published Date: 1995
Categories: Literary Criticism
"Except for the annual Brecht Yearbook, Brecht Unbound represents the first broad critical study of Brecht's works to appear in the United States since before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Intended to move beyond the ideological considerations that have informed so much secondary literature about Brecht, the book is a cross-disciplinary reassessment of important aspects of his work. Included are essays on his poetry, drama, theoretical writings, Brecht's influence on American film techniques and music, his relationship to and borrowings from Japanese No theater, and a comparison between aesthetic techniques in his writings and Stravinsky's "The Little Soldier.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Poems, 1913-1956 Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Published Date: 1998
Categories: Poetry
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Stories of Mr. Keuner Authors: Bertolt Brecht, Martin Chalmers
Publisher: City Lights Books
Published Date: 2001-07-01
Categories: Fiction
Fictionalized reflections on life and politics by Bertolt Brecht, the author of The Threepenny Opera. A Book Sense 76 recommendation.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Fear and Misery of the Third Reich Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published Date: 2016-11-17
Categories: Drama
Brecht's series of twenty-four interconnected playlets describe events which took place in ordinary German households in the 1930s. They dramatise with clinical precision the suspicion and anxiety experienced by ordinary people, particularly Jewish citizens, as the power of Hitler grew. Written in exile in Denmark and first staged in 1938 it was inspired in part by his recent trip to Moscow where he had been researching tasks for the anti-Nazi effort. This Student Edition features an extensive introduction and commentary and includes: a chronology of the Brecht's life and work; a synopsis of each playlet; an introduction to the context of the play; commentary on themes, characters, style and language; a review of the play in performance; notes on individual words and phrases in the text, and questions for further study.

Bertolt Brecht Books, Bertolt Brecht poetry book Brecht On Art And Politics Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published Date: 2015-04-06
Categories: Literary Criticism
This volume contains new translations to extend our image of one of the twentieth century's most entertaining and thought provoking writers on culture, aesthetics and politics. Here are a cross-section of Brecht's wide-ranging thoughts which offer us an extraordinary window onto the concerns of a modern world in four decades of economic and political disorder. The book is designed to give wider access to the experience of a dynamic intellect, radically engaged with social, political and cultural processes. Each section begins with a short essay by the editors introducing and summarising Brecht's thought in the relevant year.



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