Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic

Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic by Bertolt Brecht

Title: Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic
Author: Bertolt Brecht
ISBN10: 0809005425
ISBN13: 978-0809005420
Publisher: Hill and Wang; 13th edition (January 1, 1977)
Language: English
Subcategory: Performing Arts
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Rating: 3.5/5
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Pages: 352 pages
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Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic by Bertolt Brecht


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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.