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Willett, John 1917-2002

Overview
Works: 277 works in 1,322 publications in 5 languages and 25,773 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence  Screenplays  Parodies, imitations, etc  Film adaptations 
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
The theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study from eight aspects by John Willett( Book )

116 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of Brecht's theatre from eight different aspects was first published in 1959. The book aims to explain the difficult aspects of his ideology and political leanings in a straightforward manner. It traces his stylistic development as a playwright and stage director through each of his major plays and explains his evolving notion of epic theatre within the political and social climate of the 1920s, Marxism, Nazism and post-war Communism
Brecht on theatre; the development of an aesthetic by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wholly revised, re-edited and expanded edition of one of the seminal texts of twentieth century theatre. Featuring new translations, additional texts, illustrations and editorial matter, this is a fullest and clearest account yet of Brecht's thinking on theatre and aesthetics
Poems, 1913-1956 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

62 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 1,034 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
Expressionism by John Willett( Book )

34 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 991 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 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 793 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 780 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 733 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 )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 712 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 person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 684 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
Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 615 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 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Esprit de Weimar : avant-gardes et politique, 1917-1933 by John Willett( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 (403)

German (21)

French (20)

Portuguese (2)

Latin (1)

Covers
Brecht on theatre; the development of an aestheticPoems, 1913-1956Short stories, 1921-1946Brecht in context : comparative approachesThe theatre of Erwin PiscatorThe threepenny operaBertolt Brecht journalsThe good person of Szechwan