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Bertolt Brecht in America

Author: James K Lyon
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James K Lyon
ISBN: 0691064431 9780691064437 0691013942 9780691013947
OCLC Number: 6555833
Description: xiv, 408 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Prologue to American exile --
Brecht and America - the new Atlantis --
New York, 1935 --
"Changing countries more often than shoes" --
Culture shock --
Part II: Brecht and Hollywood --
"Spell your name" --
Playing "roulette" with film stories --
A qualified winner - the film Hangmen also die --
More Hollywood roulette --
Film-writing till the end --
Part III: The difficult Brecht --
Obdurate genius --
Part IV: Brecht and the American theater --
Building up to Broadway --
Hope, frustration, and Schweyk in the second world war --
Broadway and The Caucasian chalk circle --
Off-Broadway, 1945: The private life of the master race --
Broadway and bust, 1946: The Duchess of Malfi --
"Organizing his fame" - miscellaneous dramatic activities --
Charles Laughton and Galileo - acting as a mode of translating --
More Galileos --
Galileo at last! --
Part V: Brecht and feelings --
Tough tenderness --
Brecht and Peter Lorre --
Ferdinand Reyher--
Brecht's women --
Part VI: The charismatic Brecht --
Collaboration with Brecht --
Young American disciples --
Part VII: Brecht and the Germans --
"Where I am in Germany" - the refugee ghetto --
Brecht, Thomas Mann, and Germany --
Part VIII: The ideological Brecht --
Anti-facist political activities --
Anti-facist writings --
Brecht and the American left --
Part IX: The last act in America --
The promise of Europe --
Brecht before "Huac" --
Part X: Epilogue --
America before and after.
Responsibility: James K. Lyon.
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