Bertolt Brecht: Comprehensive Research and Study Guide

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - German drama - 99 pages
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Critical essays cover Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Good Woman of Sezuan, Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
 

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Contents

Users Guide
7
Editors Note
8
Introduction
9
Biography of Bertolt Brecht
12
Plot Summary of The Threepenny Opera
16
List of Characters in The Threepenny Opera
20
Critical Views on The Threepenny Opera
21
Plot Summary of Mother Courage and Her Children
28
Critical Views on The Good Woman of Sezuan
48
Plot Summary of Galileo
60
List of Characters in Galileo
63
Critical Views on Galileo
65
Plot Summary of The Caucasian Chalk Circle
78
List of Characters in The Caucasian Chalk Circle
81
Critical Views on The Caucasian Chalk Circle
82
Works by Bertolt Brecht
93

List of Characters in Mother Courage and Her Children
32
Critical Views on Mother Courage and Her Children
33
Plot Summary of The Good Woman of Sezuan
44
List of Characters in The Good Woman of Sezuan
47

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About the author (2009)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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