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Brecht, Bertolt 1898-1956

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

618 editions published between 1900 and 2022 in 27 languages and held by 5,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Courage is the play in which Brecht made his most passionate statement against war, but perhaps Brecht's greatest achievement in the drama lies in the creation of the character of Anna Fierling, nicknamed "Mother Courage," the itinerant trader who drags her canteen through the blood and carnage of the Thirty Years' War and whose fatal error is to believe that she can make the war serve her ends
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

698 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in 25 languages and held by 5,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo, an eminent professor and scientist in the 17th century Venetian Republic, is short of money. A prospective student tells him about a novel invention, the telescope ("a queer tube thing"), that is being sold in Amsterdam. Galileo replicates it, and offers it to the Republic as his own creation. He gains an increase in his salary, but within a short time his ruse is discovered. Galileo then uses the telescope for careful observations of the Moon and the planets, and he discovers the moons orbiting Jupiter. His observations strongly support Nicolaus Copernicus' heliocentric model of the Solar System, which is counter both to popular belief and to the doctrine of the powerful Roman Catholic Church. He furthermore publishes in vernacular Italian, rather than traditional scientific Latin, thus making his work and conclusions more accessible to the common people. His daughter's engagement to a well-off young man (with whom she is genuinely in love) is broken because of Galileo's reluctance to distance himself from his unorthodox teachings. Galileo is brought to the Vatican in Rome for interrogation by the Inquisition. Upon being threatened with torture, he recants his teachings. His students are shocked by his surrender in the face of pressure from the church authorities. Galileo, old and broken, now living under house arrest with a priest monitoring his activities, is visited by one of his former pupils, Andrea. Galileo gives him a book (Two New Sciences) containing all his scientific discoveries, asking him to smuggle it out of Italy for dissemination abroad. Andrea now believes Galileo's actions were heroic and that he just recanted to fool the ecclesiastical authorities. However, Galileo insists his actions had nothing to do with heroism but were merely the result of self-interest
The Caucasian chalk circle by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

592 editions published between 1901 and 2021 in 26 languages and held by 4,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of two farms in Georgia (Republic of Russia) debate over land ownership in a socialistic society. The play raises the question of private property; of who bears the right to ownership. Should something (someone) be owned by the one who possesses it? Or, by the one who can make the best use of it?
The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

153 editions published between 1900 and 2022 in 5 languages and held by 2,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht's famous adaptation to the modern era of John Gay's The beggar's opera, satirizing social and political beliefs through its portrayal of a world of thieves and prostitutes
Tales from the calendar by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

475 editions published between 1076 and 2018 in 19 languages and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brecht compiled this collection of stories, poems and anecdotes himself immediately on his return to Germany from exile in 1947. In giving this book its title he consciously recalled the 'peasant calendars' of an earlier age, when collections of satirical tales, fables and aphorisms were a traditional form of popular instruction and entertainment in rural areas of Germany"--Front jacket flap
Brecht on theatre : the development of an aesthetic by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

127 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a major selection of Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking critical writing. Here, arranged in chronological order, are essays from 1918 to 1956, in which Brecht explores his definition of the Epic Theatre and his theory of alienation-effects in directing, acting, and writing, and discusses, among other works, The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, and Galileo. Also included is "A Short Organum for the Theatre," Brecht's most complete exposition of his revolutionary philosophy of drama. Translated and edited by John Willett, Brecht on Theater is essential to an understanding of one of the twentieth century's most influential dramatists.--Publisher website
Threepenny novel by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

471 editions published between 1885 and 2020 in 24 languages and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brecht's only novel is, of course, based on his own Threepenny Opera, which was itself based on John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Set in Victorian London, the novel feels similar to Dickens in many ways, but written with a very dry humour and none of the sentimentality. The plot mostly involves the extremely dodgy business dealings of the characters Peachum and Macheath, along with some equally dubious bankers and financiers - in fact it feels surprisingly relevant to current times! A satirical yet rather subtle attack on capitalist society, Brecht's vision here is of a world in which the poor and weak are continually exploited in the most casual fashion by the powerful and unscrupulous who always come out on top. It's very good writing but may be a little slow-going for some."--Goodreads
The good woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

301 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day three Gods come down to Earth in Szechwan China, travelling the world in search of good persons. They meet an indigent man, a water carrier named Wang, and ask him to find someone who will put them up for the night. After getting refused repeatedly, Wang at last finds someone to host these gentlemen, a prostitute named Shen-Teh
Die Dreigroschenoper = The threepenny opera = L'opéra de quat'sous by Kurt Weill( )

157 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructed in the 1960s, years after the original negative was destroyed by the Nazis, G.W. Pabst's Threepenny Opera remains a deliciously dark film adaptation of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's brilliant musical
The resistible rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

227 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertolt Brecht referred to The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui as his "gangster play". Written in a matter of three weeks in 1941 during Brecht's exile in Finland, it takes place in his favorite U.S setting, Chicago, and satirizes Hitler's rise to power as the small-time takeover of the greengrocery trade in that mythic city. A brilliant parable, it is at once a trenchant retelling of the past and a serious warning - that fascism did not pass with the defeat of Hitler - for the future. Commissioned and authorized by the Brecht estate, Arcade's definitive edition of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui contains a translation by John Willett and an introduction by the joint editors of Brecht's collected works in English, John Willett adn Ralph Manheim. The appednix provides Brecht's own notes and relevant texts as well as extensive editorial commentary on the genesis of the play. (Publisher)
Die sieben Todsünden ; [Songs aus] Berliner Requiem, Happy end, Mahagonny, Dreigroschenoper by Kurt Weill( )

67 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Mahagonny, where sin is 'in' and love is always on sale. This Old West boomtown rises from the desert to become a razzle-dazzle mecca for lust and the pursuit of pleasure, where cash is king and poverty is punishable by death
Mr. Puntila and his man Matti by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

244 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long unavailable in this country, Mr. Puntila and His Man Matti comprises some of the best comedy that Bertolt Brecht wrote for the theater and contains one of his great characters. For his complexity and vitality, Mr. Puntila ranks on a par with Brecht's indelible Galileo and Mother Courage. A hard-drinking landowner, Puntila suffers from a split personality: when drunk, he is friendly and humane; when he sobers up, he is intolerable - ruthless, surly, and self-centered. Oscillating between these two poles, he plays havoc with his workers, his women, his daughter's marriage, and the loyalty of his sardonic chauffeur and valet, Matti. This translation is by John Willett, who with Ralph Manheim is the editor of Brecht's complete dramatic work in English. The joint editors have equipped this volume with a critical introduction and notes, along with Brecht's own notes and variants and the short story on which the play was based
Gesammelte Werke by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

301 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Joan of the stockyards : a drama by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this version of the story of Joan of Arc, Brecht transforms her into "Joan Dark", a member of the "Black Straw Hats" (a Salvation Army-like group) in 20th-century Chicago. The play charts Joan's battle with Pierpont Mauler, the unctuous owner of a meat-packing plant. Like her predecessor, Joan is a doomed woman, a martyr and (initially, at least) an innocent in a world of strike-breakers, fat cats, and penniless workers. Like many of Brecht's plays it is laced with humor and songs as part of its epic dramaturgical structure and deals with the theme of emancipation from material suffering and exploitation
The mother by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

93 editions published between 1933 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht has adapted for the stage this story written by the great Russian writer, and sometime revolutionary, Maxim Gorky. The story line in both cases is fairly straight forward. A working class mother with roots still on the farm is fearful that her son's Bolshevik revolutionary activities will bring disaster on him and the family. As the story unfolds and the son's commitment grows in line with the government's repressive policies the mother starts, slowly, very slowly, to get the point of his work. Along the way her own 'politics' change and by the end she is as committed to the cause as her son. Her banner is now red
Parables for the theatre; two plays: The good woman of Setzuan and the Caucasian chalk circle by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

32 editions published between 1947 and 1990 in English and Catalan and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Joan of the stockyards by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

218 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Saint Joan of the Stockyards' is set in a mythical Chicago. Brecht's Saint Joan is a Salvation Army lieutenant who challeges the power of Pierpont Mauler, the Meat King. The play is full of pastiche and parody and stems from the time of world economic crisis around 1929-32, a crucial period of creativity and political experiment for Brecht. However, it was never staged in his lifetime. 'Saint Joan of the Stockyards' was first produced in Hamburg in 1959, three years after Brecht's death
Flüchtlingsgespräche by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

188 editions published between 1956 and 2022 in 16 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in English for the first time, Refugee Conversations is a delightful work that reveals Brecht as a master of comic satire. Written swiftly in the opening years of the Second World War, the dialogues have an urgent contemporary relevance to a Europe once again witnessing populations on the move. The premise is simple: two refugees from Nazi Germany meet in a railway cafe and discuss the current state of the world. They are a bourgeois Jewish physicist and a left-leaning worker. Their world views, their voices and their social experience clash horribly, but they find they have unexpected common ground - especially in their more recent experience of the surreal twists and turns of life in exile, the bureaucracy, and the pathetic failings of the societies that are their unwilling hosts. Their conversations are light and swift moving, the subjects under discussion extremely various: beer, cigars, the Germans' love of order, their education and experience of life, art, pornography, politics, 'great men', morality, seriousness, Switzerland, America ... despite the circumstances of both characters there is a wonderfully whimsical serendipity about their dialogue, the logic and the connections often delightfully absurd."--Provided by publisher
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Oper in drei Akten. Text: Bertolt Brecht
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GalileoThe Caucasian chalk circleThe threepenny operaTales from the calendarBrecht on theatre : the development of an aestheticThe good woman of SetzuanThe resistible rise of Arturo UiThe rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny
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برتولت برشت نویسنده، شاعر، نمایشنامه‌نویس و کارگردان تئاتر برجستۀ آلمانی

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베르톨트 브레히트

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브레히트, B. 1898-1956

브레히트, 베르톨드 1898-1956

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ブレヒト 1898-1956

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