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Willett, John 1917-2002

Overview
Works: 277 works in 1,186 publications in 6 languages and 28,454 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Motion picture plays  Parodies, imitations, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Production personnel, ed, Illustrator, Creator, zxx, tra
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 832.912
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Most widely held works about John Willett
 
Most widely held works by John Willett
Brecht on theatre; the development of an aesthetic by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

71 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of Bertolt Brecht s critical writing charts the development of his thinking on theatre and aesthetics over four decades. The volume demonstrates how the theories of Epic Theatre and Alienation evolved, and contains notes and essays on the staging of The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, Galileo and many others of his plays. Also included is A Short Organum for the Theatre, Brecht s most complete statement of his revolutionary philosophy of the theatre. With over 32 pages of photographs of Brecht s productions and workshops, this is a key volume for Literature and Theatre Studies alike
The theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study from eight aspects by John Willett( Book )

111 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, 1913-1956 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and politics in the Weimar period : the new sobriety, 1917-1933 by John Willett( Book )

46 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

84 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baal; Drums in the night; In the jungle of cities; The life of Edward II of England; A respectable wedding; The beggar or the dead dog; Driving out a devil; Lux in tenebris; The catch
Miracle by Mark Ciardi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the most famous team in the history of American sports: the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Follow from the team's selection process to the ultimate victory over Finland for the gold. Celebrates American patriotism at its best
The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brutal, scandalous, perverted, yet humorous, hummable, and with a happy ending- Bertolt Brecht's revolutionary masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is a landmark of modern drama that has become embedded in the Western cultural imagination. Through the love story of Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath, the play satirizes the bourgeois of the Weimar Republic, revealing a society at the height of decadence and on the verge of chaos. Complemented with music by Kurt Weill, it was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz into the theater, and the song "Mack the Knife" became one of the most popular and widely recorded songs of the twentieth century."--Book cover
The Weimar years : a culture cut short by John Willett( Book )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weimar Repbulic - German Expressionism - Fauvism - Cubism - Futurism - Dada - De Stijl - 'Mertz' movement_
Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorized translation of the collected plays includes introductions, placing each work in the context of Brecht's total output and the whole range of German literature
Expressionism by John Willett( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories, 1921-1946 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaries 1920-1922 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and German and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht in context : comparative approaches by John Willett( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a revised edition of John Willett's classic study, published for the centenary of Berthold Brecht's birth. Willett sets in context not only Brecht the theatre practitioner, but also Brecht the writer and man of his time
The theatre of Erwin Piscator by John Willett( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and German and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Courage and her children by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

27 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and German and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Mother Courage as she trails the armies back and forth across Europe selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon during the thirty years war
Bertolt Brecht journals by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Scandinavia across Russia to Hollywood, then on, via Switzerland and a flirtation with Salzburg, back to his own disappointing country, Brecht makes shrewd if sometimes harsh judgements on the people he meets. Some people included are: Thomas Mann, the Frankfurt philosophers, Schonberg, Isherwood, D'Annunzio, Ezra Pound, Wordsworth, Margaret Steffin, and more
The good person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1938-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil. In it, the gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence. They find a penniless Shen Teh, good-hearted but prostitute and makes her a gift that enables her to set up a business
Freddy vs. Jason( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after being killed, Freddy Krueger rests in Hell. He depends on the dreams of those in Springwood to fuel his existence. But when the parents of Springwood use a powerful drug to keep the teens from dreaming, Freddy is left powerless. He decides to springs Jason Voorhees from his own personal Hell and sends him to Elm Street. All goes well at first until Jason realizes he's been duped by "the dream master" and is none too pleased. Coaxed by surviving teenagers Will, Lori, and Kia, Jason and Freddy descend upon Crystal Lake for an evil vs. evil royal battle
Caspar Neher, Brecht's designer by John Willett( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Willett britischer √úbersetzer, Literaturwissenschaftler und Brecht-Experte

John Willett British translator

Willett, John William Mills 1917-2002

Languages
English (558)

German (41)

French (26)

Spanish (4)

Italian (2)

Latin (1)

Covers
The theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study from eight aspectsPoems, 1913-1956Art and politics in the Weimar period : the new sobriety, 1917-1933Collected playsThe threepenny operaThe Weimar years : a culture cut shortCollected playsShort stories, 1921-1946