Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic

Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic

by Bertolt Brecht
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This volume offers a major selection of Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking critical writing. Here, arranged in chronological order, are essays from 1918 to 1956, in which Brecht explores his definition of the Epic Theatre and his theory of alienation-effects in directing, acting, and writing, and discusses, among other works, The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother

See more details below

Overview

This volume offers a major selection of Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking critical writing. Here, arranged in chronological order, are essays from 1918 to 1956, in which Brecht explores his definition of the Epic Theatre and his theory of alienation-effects in directing, acting, and writing, and discusses, among other works, The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, and Galileo. Also included is "A Short Organum for the Theatre," Brecht's most complete exposition of his revolutionary philosophy of drama.

Translated and edited by John Willett, Brecht on Theater is essential to an understanding of one of the twentieth century's most influential dramatists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809005420
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
01/28/1964
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
887,432
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.09(h) x 0.89(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >