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Willett, John 1917-2002

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,328 publications in 5 languages and 25,024 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical drama  War drama  Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence  Acting editions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, ed, Illustrator, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, zxx, Honoree
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 832.912
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Most widely held works about John Willett
 
Most widely held works by John Willett
Brecht on theatre; the development of an aesthetic by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

84 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 and Alienation evolved, and contains notes and essays on the staging of The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, Galileo and many others of his plays. Also included is A Short Organum for the Theatre, Brecht s most complete statement of his revolutionary philosophy of the theatre. With over 32 pages of photographs of Brecht s productions and workshops, this is a key volume for Literature and Theatre Studies alike
The theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study from eight aspects by John Willett( Book )

107 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, 1913-1956 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

57 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and politics in the Weimar period : the new sobriety, 1917-1933 by John Willett( Book )

39 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and German and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Weimar years : a culture cut short by John Willett( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weimar Repbulic - German Expressionism - Fauvism - Cubism - Futurism - Dada - De Stijl - 'Mertz' movement_
Expressionism by John Willett( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorized translation of the collected plays includes introductions, placing each work in the context of Brecht's total output and the whole range of German literature
Short stories, 1921-1946 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaries 1920-1922 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and German and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht in context : comparative approaches by John Willett( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a revised edition of John Willett's classic study, published for the centenary of Berthold Brecht's birth. Willett sets in context not only Brecht the theatre practitioner, but also Brecht the writer and man of his time
The theatre of Erwin Piscator by John Willett( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and German and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

26 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brutal, scandalous, perverted, yet humorous, hummable, and with a happy ending- Bertolt Brecht's revolutionary masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is a landmark of modern drama that has become embedded in the Western cultural imagination. Through the love story of Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath, the play satirizes the bourgeois of the Weimar Republic, revealing a society at the height of decadence and on the verge of chaos. Complemented with music by Kurt Weill, it was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz into the theater, and the song "Mack the Knife" became one of the most popular and widely recorded songs of the twentieth century."--Book cover
Bertolt Brecht journals by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Scandinavia across Russia to Hollywood, then on, via Switzerland and a flirtation with Salzburg, back to his own disappointing country, Brecht makes shrewd if sometimes harsh judgements on the people he meets. Some people included are: Thomas Mann, the Frankfurt philosophers, Schonberg, Isherwood, D'Annunzio, Ezra Pound, Wordsworth, Margaret Steffin, and more
Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Caspar Neher, Brecht's designer by John Willett( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theatre of the Weimar Republic by John Willett( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and German and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life of Galileo (German : Leben des Galilei), also known as Galileo, is a play by the twentieth-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht. The first version of the play was written between 1937 and 1939; the second (or 'American') version was written between 1945-1947, in collaboration with Charles Laughton. The play received its first theatrical production at the Zurich Schauspielhaus, opening on 9 September 1943. This production was directed by Leonard Steckel, with set-design by Teo Otto. The cast included Steckel himself (as Galileo), Karl Paryla and Wolfgang Langhoff. The second version opened at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles on 30 July 1947. This was directed by Joseph Losey and Brecht, with set-design by Robert Davison. Laughton played Galileo, with Hugo Haas as Barberini and Frances Heflin as Virginia. This production opened at the Maxine Elliott's Theatre in New York on 7 December of the same year. A third production, by the Berliner Ensemble with Ernst Busch in the title role, opened in January 1957 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm and was directed by Erich Engel, with set-design by Caspar Neher. The play was first published in 1940"--Www.ulike.net (Nov. 8, 2010)
Mother Courage and her children : a chronicle of the Thirty Years' War by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and German and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Mother Courage as she trails the armies back and forth across Europe selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon during the Thirty Years War
The good woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1938-41, 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 justify their existence. They find a penniless Shen Teh, good-hearted but prostitute and makes her a gift that enables her to set up a business
 
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Brecht on theatre; the development of an aesthetic
Alternative Names
John Willett britischer Übersetzer, Literaturwissenschaftler und Brecht-Experte

John Willett British translator

John Willett Brits taalkundige (1917-2002)

Willett, John William Mills 1917-2002

Джон Виллетт

Languages
English (562)

German (32)

French (13)

Portuguese (2)

Latin (1)

Covers
The theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study from eight aspectsPoems, 1913-1956Art and politics in the Weimar period : the new sobriety, 1917-1933The Weimar years : a culture cut shortShort stories, 1921-1946Brecht in context : comparative approachesThe theatre of Erwin PiscatorThe threepenny opera