Brecht Collected Plays 4: Round Heads and Pointed Heads, Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, Senora Carrar's Rifles, The Trial of Lucullus, Two One-act Plays

Brecht Collected Plays 4: Round Heads and Pointed Heads, Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, Senora Carrar's Rifles, The Trial of Lucullus, Two One-act Plays

by Bertolt Brecht
     
 

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Now in paperback, the long-awaited volume of Brecht's classic plays from the 1930s

Volume 4 of Brecht's Collected Plays contains works from the 1930s, straddling fateful years in German political and cultural history - as well as in Brecht's own life. Round Heads and Pointed Heads, based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, is a powerful political allegory on

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Now in paperback, the long-awaited volume of Brecht's classic plays from the 1930s

Volume 4 of Brecht's Collected Plays contains works from the 1930s, straddling fateful years in German political and cultural history - as well as in Brecht's own life. Round Heads and Pointed Heads, based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, is a powerful political allegory on Nazi racial policy and conditions in the Germany Brecht had to leave in 1933. The Trial of Lucullus, a starkly pacifist text originally written in response to a commission from Swedish radio, portrays the Roman general tried by the Underworld for his military triumphs. Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, unique in Brecht's work, consists of some thirty short scenes of life under the Nazis between 1933 and 1938, designed for use by groups in exile. Señora Carrara's Rifles is based on J.M. Synge's Riders to the Sea, but relocated by Brecht in the Spanish Civil War. Also included are two one-act plays, Dansen and How Much is Your Iron?, minor works designed for amateurs in Scandinavia, where the Brechts lived till spring 1941.

The volume includes an introduction and notes by Tom Kuhn and John Willett, as well as Brecht's own notes on the texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413704702
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/15/2004
Series:
World Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 6.51(h) x 1.20(d)

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Bertolt Brecht was born in 1898 and is acknowledged as one of the great German dramatists, poet, playwright, and theatre director whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and writing have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Good Person of Szechwan, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

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