A Guide To The Plays Of Bertolt Brecht

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 258 pages
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A guide to all of Brecht's key plays that sets them in their historical, dramaturgical and political contexts



Stephen Unwin provides a clear and readable guide to Brecht's plays that will prove invaluable to the student, teacher and theatre practitioner. Grouping and analysing plays chronologically according to their context, Unwin also considers Brecht's theory and looks at his impact and the legacy that he left. The Guide covers:

* Three Early Plays and Expressionism
* Two Music Theatre Pieces and Kurt Weill
* Marxism and the Theatre
* Opposition Plays
* Five Great Plays
* A Late Masterpiece
* Theory and Practice
* Brecht's Legacy

Written by the Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre and the author of a range of theatre studies books, this is a perfect companion to the plays of Brecht for the student and theatre practitioner.


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Contents

PLAYWRIGHT POET AND ARTIST
14
POLITICS ECONOMICS AND A NEW MORALITY
27
ART AND CULTURE
35
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Stephen Unwin's previous books include A Pocket Guide to 20th Century Drama, A Pocket Guide to Shake speare's Plays, A Pocket Guide to Ibsen, Chekhov & Strindberg and So You Want to be a Theatre Direct or?.

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