The search for an explanation for Bertolt Brecht's popularity in Brazil begins in 1500 A.D. with the country's colonization and follows the trends in Brazilian theater that prepared the ground for his reception. This panoramic view accompanies insights into why Brecht's influence, unlike that of other foreign playwrights, was received not as a threat but as a contribution to the national theater of Brazil, and why in the 1960s he ultimately became the country's most frequently staged foreign author.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Wor(l)ds of Change: Latin American and Iberian Literature Series , #7|
About the Author
The Author: Lorena B. Ellis received her B.A. in Brazilian, German and English Literature from Universidade de São Paulo and her Ph.D. in German Language and Literature from New York University. As she is a native Brazilian, her knowledge of the country and its language facilitated communication with experts in the field, and research in general, enriching the results of the study.