Saint Joan of the Stockyards

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Arcade, 1998 - Drama - 140 pages
"A major Brecht play in an outstanding translation with an expert and up-to-date preface." -- Eric Bentley ..". a fine translation.... Jones has handled Brecht's meters with great skill." -- Choice

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A bit heavy, though I guess I did expect that a bit. I find plays hard to read as I'm constantly trying to picture how my perceptions would change if I were seeing it staged so I'm a poor judge of ... Read full review

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Bertolt Brecht was born on February 10, 1898 in Augsburg, Bavaria, and died on August 14, 1956. He was a German playwright, theatre director and Marxist. The modest house where he was born is today preserved as a Brecht Museum. Brecht formed a writing collective which became prolific and very influential. He wrote many lyrics for musicals and collaborated with Kurt Weill to create Die Dregroschenoper -- the biggest hit in 1920s Berlin. Brecht experimented with his own theater and company -- the Berliner Ensemble -- which put on his plays under his direction and which continued after his death with the assistance of his wife. Brecht aspired to create political theater, and it is difficult to evaluate his work in purely aesthetic terms. Brecht died in 1956.

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