Brecht Collected Plays: 8: The Antigone of Sophocles; The Days of the Commune; Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress

Brecht Collected Plays: 8: The Antigone of Sophocles; The Days of the Commune; Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress

by Bertolt Brecht
     
 

This collection includes the first English translation of two Brecht plays.

Volume 8 contains his last completed plays, from the eight years between his return from America to Europe after the war and his death in 1956. Brecht's ANTIGONE (1948) is a bold adaptation of Holderlin's classic German translation of Sophocles' play. A reflection on resistance and

Overview

This collection includes the first English translation of two Brecht plays.

Volume 8 contains his last completed plays, from the eight years between his return from America to Europe after the war and his death in 1956. Brecht's ANTIGONE (1948) is a bold adaptation of Holderlin's classic German translation of Sophocles' play. A reflection on resistance and dictatorship in the aftermath of Nazism, it was a radical new experiment in epic theatre. THE DAYS OF THE COMMUNE (1949) is a semi-documentary account of the Paris Commune, and Brecht's most serious and ambitious historical play. TURANDOT is Brecht's version of the classic Chinese story is a satire on the intelligentsia of the Weimar Republic, Nazi bureaucracy, and other targets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413758705
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
World Classics Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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