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Kuhn, Tom

Works: 126 works in 281 publications in 3 languages and 5,502 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical drama  Political plays  Experimental drama  History  Biographies  Poetry  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Swashbuckler films 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Director, Other, Production personnel, Contributor
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 832.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Kuhn
Brecht on art and politics by Bertolt Brecht( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of newly translated writing, a companion volume to Brecht on Theatre and Brecht on Film and Radio, transforms our image of one of the literary giants of the twentieth century." "The essays, criticism, speeches, diaries and journalism included here represent the work of a uniquely entertaining, illuminating and thought-provoking commentator on culture, aesthetics and politics. Across four decades of economic turmoil, war and social upheaval, these pieces offer an extraordinary insight into the concerns of a writer for whom art and politics were inseparable."
Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The young Brecht by Hanns Otto Münsterer( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanns Otto Munsterer was one among a group of early friends of Bertolt Brecht who shared in the uninhibited idyll which the rebel young writer enjoyed in his early manhood in his home town of Augsburg in Bavaria. These were the years of Brecht's first influential friendships and loves, of the 1914-18 war, and of the chaos of the abortive Bavarian Soviet Republic of 1919. They were also some of Brecht's most fertile years, when he wrote much of his boldest and most colourful poetry, as well as conceiving, partly living out, and writing his most intimate portrait of a total rebel, Baal. Munsterer's memoir, based on diaries kept at the time, is augmented in this first English-language edition by the accounts of other close associates of the young Brecht, including Paula Banholzer - mother of his first child - and his brother Walter. Together they provide a many-sided and often surprising portrait of Brecht at play and at work in his private and local sphere, and constitute the first detailed portrait of the young Brecht to be available in English. This brings his early work into much clearer focus; it also throws light on aspects of the major plays and particularly on much of his subsequent poetry
The collected poems of Bertolt Brecht by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[T]he most extensive English translation of Brecht's poetry to date ... Hugely prolific, Brecht also wrote more than two thousand poems -- though fewer than half were published in his lifetime, and early translations were heavily censored ... David Constantine and Tom Kuhn have ... translated more than 1,200 poems in the most comprehensive English collection of Brecht's poetry to date" -- Publisher's description
Brecht on performance : Messingkauf and Modelbooks by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Brecht's principal writings for directors and theatre practitioners
Love Poems by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the work of the German poet and playwright features 78 love poems, many addressed to a particular woman in his life, highlighting the struggles and feelings of profound, deep love he had with each. --Publisher
Bertolt Brecht : collected short stories by Bertolt Brecht( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three gods come to earth hoping to discover one truly good person. No one can be found until they meet Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of gold. Rewarded by the gods, she gives up her profession and buys a tobacco shop, but finds it is impossible to be a good person in a corrupt world without the support of her ruthless alter ego, Shui Ta."--Page 4 of cover
Brecht on theatre : the development of an aesthetic by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now wholly revised, re-edited and expanded, and featuring new translations of Brecht's writings, this third edition provides readers with a clearer and more comprehensive understanding of Brecht's theoretical writings and dramatic principles
The business affairs of Mr Julius Caesar by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertolt Brecht's extraordinary historical novel presents an aspiring scholar's efforts to write an idealized life of Julius Caesar twenty years after his death. But the historian abandons his planned biography, confronted by a baffling range of contradictory views. Was Caesar an opportunist, a permanently bankrupt businessman who became too big for the banks to allow him to fail--as his former banker claims? Did he stumble into power while trying to make money, as suggested by the diary of his former slave? Across these different versions of Caesar's career in the political and economic life of Rome, Brecht wryly contrasts the narratives of imperial progress with the reality of grasping self-interest, in a sly allegory that points to the Weimar Republic and perhaps even to our own times. Brecht reminds his readers of the need for constant vigilance and critical suspicion towards the great figures of the past. In an echo of his dramatic theories, the audience is confronted with its own task of active interpretation rather than passive acceptance--we have to work out our own views about Mr Julius Caesar. This edition is translated by Charles Osborne and features an introduction and editorial notes by Anthony Phelan and Tom Kuhn
Empedocles' shoe : essays on Brecht's poetry( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a key critical work bringing relevance to Brecht's poetry in the 21st century. The volume arises from a seminar held at Oxford University in 1998 to mark the centenary of Brecht's birth and includes seminal contributions from experts
Brecht and the writer's workshop : Fatzer and other dramatic projects by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La femme musketeer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentine D'Artagnan has a dream to follow in the footsteps of her famous father, the most accomplished Musketeer in France. Valentine rises in the ranks to be given a special mission by the King: save the life of his kidnapped bride-to-be
Flüchtlingsgespräche by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 126 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
Recycling Brecht( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caucasian chalk circle by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A morality masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle demonstrates Brecht's pioneering theatrical techniques. This version by Frank McGuinness was first presented by the National Theatre in 1997 and revived in 2007, opening at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, on 8 January."--Pub. desc
Plays, 1 by Peter Handke( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection from Austria's best-known playwright includes Offending the Audience, My Foot My Tutor, Self-Accusation, Kaspar, The Ride Across Lake Constance, and They Are Dying Out
Fear and misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is Brecht's series of 24 inter-connected playlets that describe events which took place in German households before his own exile in 1936. They describe the suspicion and anxiety experienced by people as the power of Hitler grew
Bertolt Brecht collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 54 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
More songs and music from Gettysburg( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Collected plays
Collected playsThe good person of SzechwanEmpedocles' shoe : essays on Brecht's poetryThe Caucasian chalk circlePlays, 1Fear and misery of the Third ReichBertolt Brecht collected plays
Alternative Names
Kuhn, Thomas Mark.

English (130)

German (1)

French (1)