• Home
  • Books
  • Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aest...

Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic [Paperback]

Item : Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic [Paperback]
List Price  : $18.00
You Save  : $1.01 (6%)
Price : $16.99 (see below)
Category : Books
Author Author : Brecht, Bertolt
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0809005425
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780809005420
Publisher Publisher : Hill and Wang
Pages Pages : 352
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100053400

This volume offers a major selection of Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking critical writing. Here, arranged in chronological order, are essays from 1918 to 1956, in which Brecht explores his definition of the Epic Theatre and his theory of alienation-effects in directing, acting, and writing, and discusses, among other works,The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila,andGalileo. Also included is A Short Organum for the Theatre, Brecht's most complete exposition of his revolutionary philosophy of drama.

Translated and edited by John Willett,Brecht on Theateris essential to an understanding of one of the twentieth century's most influential dramatists.

Bertolt Bertolt(1898-1956) was the most influential German dramatist and theoretician of the theater in the 20th century. Also a poet of formidable gifts and considerable output, Brecht first attracted attention in the Berlin of the 1920s as the author of provocative plays that challenged the tenets of traditional theater. Forced to flee Germany in 1933 because of his leftist political beliefs and opposition to the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, Brecht and his family spent 14 years in exile in Scandinavia and the United States. Although he tried hard to become established in the United States, Brecht failed to make a breakthrough either as a scriptwriter in Hollywood, California, or as a playwright on Broadway. Two years later he moved to East Berlin and remained there until his death. In the 1950s he became an internationally acclaimed playwright and director through productions of his plays by the Berliner Ensemble, a company based in East Berlin and headed by his wife, actor Helene Weigel.

John Willett(1917-2002) was a noted scholar, author and translator. From the outset he was the prime editor and translator (with Ralph Manheim and others) behind Brecht in English. He was involved in the planning and translation of the programme book for the Berlinelă.

  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
1.
ShopSpell
$16.99
+ Free Shipping
Total: $16.99
New
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Oct 04 to Oct 06
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
ShopSpell    Add To Cart ($16.99)
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Oct 04 to Oct 06
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
   Add To Cart ($16.99)

Copyright © 2018 - 2020 Shophity, LLC.

  • Payment Methods