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Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic
This selection of Bertolt Brecht's critical writing charts the development of his thinking on theatre and aesthetics over four decades. The volume demonstrates how the theories of Epic Theatre andExpand
The manifesto
Wars are destroying the world, & the ruins are visibly haunted By an enormous spectre, not simply born of war. In peace it could already be sighted, terror to the rulers But friend to the children ofExpand
Life of Galileo, The
Two SCENES, numbered 5 and 10 in the original version, are omitted from this edition of The Life of Galileo to reduce it to manageable length for students. A reader can follow the theme of the playExpand
On Chinese Acting
The measures taken, and other Lehrstucke
The Lehrstucke (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'sExpand
The Good Person of Szechwan
Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1939-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil. In it, the gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justifyExpand
The Life of Galileo
Radio as a Means of Communication: A Talk on the Function of Radio