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Willett, John 1917-2002

Overview
Works: 231 works in 1,337 publications in 4 languages and 27,039 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence  Parodies, imitations, etc  Pictorial works  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, ed, 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 )

77 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,097 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
Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

213 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Good Person of Szechwan - The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui - Mr Puntila and his Man Matti
The theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study from eight aspects by John Willett( Book )

103 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, 1913-1956 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

52 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 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 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,013 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 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 798 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 )

23 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 )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 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
Mother Courage and her children : a chronicle of the Thirty Years' War by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and German and held by 754 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
Bertolt Brecht journals by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 714 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
The good woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

32 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 690 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
Caspar Neher, Brecht's designer by John Willett( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 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 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and German and held by 554 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 (762)

German (34)

French (13)

Latin (1)

Covers
Collected playsThe theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study from eight aspectsPoems, 1913-1956Art and politics in the Weimar period : the new sobriety, 1917-1933Collected playsThe Weimar years : a culture cut shortShort stories, 1921-1946Brecht in context : comparative approaches