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Willett, John 1917-2002

Overview
Works: 282 works in 1,435 publications in 7 languages and 26,972 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical drama  War drama  Picaresque drama  Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Illustrator, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, 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 )

83 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,092 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 )

135 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, 1913-1956 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The period between the end of World War I and Hitler's accession to power witnessed an unprecedented cultural explosion that embraced the whole of Europe but was, above all, centered in Germany. John Willett here provides a brilliant explanation of the aesthetic and political currents which made Germany the focal point of a new, down-to-earth, socially committed cultural movement that drew a significant measure of inspiration from revolutionary Russia and left-wing social thought, American technology, and the devastating experience of war."--back cover
The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

42 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,190 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
The Weimar years : a culture cut short by John Willett( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories, 1921-1946 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaries 1920-1922 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and German and held by 927 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

Mother Courage and her children : a chronicle of the Thirty Years' War by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and German and held by 743 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 )

40 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Good Person of Szechwan is one of Bertolt Brecht’s most popular works. When three gods come to earth in search of a thoroughly good person, they encounter Shen Teh, a goodhearted but penniless prostitute, who offers them shelter. Rewarded with enough money to open a tobacco shop, 'Angel of the Slums' Shen Teh soon becomes so overwhelmed by the demands of people seeking assistance that she invents a male alter ego, 'Tobacco K ing' Shui Ta, to deal ruthlessly with the business of living in an evil world. The Good Person of Szechwan is a masterpiece of minimalist design and elegance that shines a light on human nature and social mores."--Publisher's description
Bertolt Brecht journals by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 711 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 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 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 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and German and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the effect of Galileo's extraordinary discoveries on those around him, and the choice he had to make when accused of heresy by the Inquisition for stating that the earth revolved around the sun
Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baal; Drums in the night; In the jungle of cities; The life of Edward II of England; A respectable wedding; The beggar or the dead dog; Driving out a devil; Lux in tenebris; The catch
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Brecht on theatre; the development of an aesthetic
Alternative Names
John Willett British translator

John Willett Brits taalkundige (1917-2002)

John Willett traducteur britannique

John Willett traductor británico

Willett, John William Mills 1917-2002

Джон Виллетт

Languages
English (620)

German (36)

French (19)

Spanish (7)

Italian (6)

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 threepenny operaThe Weimar years : a culture cut shortShort stories, 1921-1946Brecht in context : comparative approachesThe theatre of Erwin Piscator