Re-interpreting Brecht: His Influence on Contemporary Drama and Film

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Pia Kleber, Colin Visser
CUP Archive, Mar 19, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 236 pages
This volume offers a fresh appraisal of the importance of Bertolt Brecht's theory and practice through the documentation of his influence on other dramatists and directors, the examination of how his plays have been interpreted on stage and how his theories have been modified by his followers, and through a selection of the most challenging recent critical approaches to his work. Consideration is also taken of Brecht's influence on contemporary film criticism and his importance for feminist film and theatre. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of drama, literature, German studies and film.
 

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Contents

Questions concerning Brecht
25
The origins aims and objectives of the Berliner Ensemble
38
Productions of Brechts plays on the West German stage
63
Ups and downs of British Brecht
76
Brecht in France in the eighties
90
Benno Bessons Hel
104
Blocking Brecht
117
Some reflections on Brecht and acting
135
Brechtian theory and American feminist theatre
147
The influence of Brecht on womens cinema in West
161
Bertolt Brecht
170
The influence of Brecht
186
Notes
196
Index
212
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