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Brecht Sourcebook by Carol L. Martin
Book DescriptionBertolt Brecht is one of the most prolific and influential writer-directors of the twentieth century. This fascinating anthology brings together in one volume many of the most important articles written about Brecht between 1957 and 1997. The collection explores a wide range of viewpoints about Brecht's theatre theories and practice, as well as including three plays not otherwise available in English: The Beggar or The Dead Dog, Baden Lehrstuck and The Seven Deadly Sins of the Lower Middle Class. Editors Martin and Bial have brought together a unique compendium which covers all the key areas including: * the development of Brecht's aesthetic theories * the relationship of Epic theatre to orthodox dramatic theatre * Brecht's collaboration with Kurt Weill, Paul Dessau and Max Frisch * Brecht's influence on a variety of cultures and contexts including England, Italy , Moscow and Japan. Together these essays are an ideal companion to Brecht's plays, and provide an invaluable reconsideration of Brecht's work. Contributors include: Werner Hecht, Mordecai Gorelik, Eric Bentley, Jean-Paul Sartre, Kurt Weill, Ernst Bloch, Darko Suvin, Carl Weber, Paul Dessau, Denis Calandra, W. Stuart McDowell, Ernst Schmacher, Hans-Joachim Bunge, Martin Esslin, Artuto Lazzari, Tadashi Uchino, Diana Taylor, Elin Diamond, and Lee Baxandall.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415200431
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carol L. Martin
Theatre of the Real, Hardback (October 2012)
This book proposes a new way to consider theatre and performance that claims a special relationship to reality, truth and authenticity. It documents innovations in devising and staging theatre and performance that takes reality as its subject, cultural shifts that have generated theatre of the real, some of its problems and some possibilities.
Prison Violence, Paperback (May 2012)
Prisons are dangerous places - assaults and threats are pervasive - this is attributable to the characteristics of the captive population and an institutional culture which promotes violence. This title seeks to address this issue.
Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage, Hardback (January 2010)
The Dramaturgy of the Real brings together an incredible range of international theatre thinking, plays and performance texts, many published here for the first time, that ask questions about how we have come to understand reality and truth in the twenty-first century and analyze the presentation of non-fiction on the international stage.
Global Foreigners, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Carol L. Martin
Features plays such as "Waxing West", "Eyes of the Heart", "My Political Israeli Play", "America Dreaming", "The Black Eyed", and more.
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Author Biography - Carol L. Martin
Carol Martin is Associate Professor of Drama at New York University. Her books include Dance Marathons and A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance. Henry Bial is an Instructor of Drama at New York University. He is currently writing his dissertation on Jewish culture in American Theatre, Film and Television.
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