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Brecht In Context : Comparative Approaches - John Willett

Brecht In Context

Comparative Approaches

Paperback Published: 1st January 1988
ISBN: 9780413723109
Number Of Pages: 324

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'New edition, revised for the centenary of Brecht''s birth, containing additional updated material In this classic study, John Willett sets in context not only Brecht the theatre practitioner but Brecht the writer and man of his time. Through chapters on Brecht''s relationships and attitudes to contemporary politics, English and American literature, Expressionism, music, art and cinema, as well as to such figures as Auden, Kipling and Piscator, the book presents a detailed and wide-ranging account of one of the most significant men of this century. ''An outstanding introduction to its subject. . . will immeasurably enrich Brechtians young and old, especially those who think they know it all'' (Times Educational Supplement); ''Economical, witty and unpretentious in a way that Brecht would have liked, but immensely well-informed and thoroughly documented, seems certain to become required reading for anyone seriously interested in the dramatist'' (London Review of Books); ''An extraordinarily rich volume, which succeeds in being packed but uncrowded'' (New Statesman)'

An Englishman looks at Brechtp. 1
Anglo-American foraysp. 14
The case of Kiplingp. 37
The case of Audenp. 53
The role of Elisabeth Hauptmannp. 68
Brecht and Expressionismp. 86
Brecht and Piscatorp. 101
Brecht and the motion picturesp. 121
Brecht and the visual artsp. 143
Brecht and the musiciansp. 165
The changing role of politicsp. 193
Two political excursionsp. 227
Brecht, Stalin and Hannah Arendtp. 227
Brecht, Alienation and Karl Marxp. 234
After-notesp. 239
Notes on performances 1945-1960p. 240
Notes on meetings 1956-1973p. 255
Some factors in translating Brecht 1967p. 260
Brecht for the media 1981-82p. 263
Notesp. 281
Notes on sourcesp. 290
Indexp. 292
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ISBN: 9780413723109
ISBN-10: 0413723100
Series: Plays and Playwrights
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st January 1988
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised