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Bertolt Brecht

Author: Kurt TetzlaffJochen NiebelschützWolfgang GerschUlrich KlingEkkehard SchallAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, 1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A narration in English of the biography of the renowned poet Bertolt Brecht. The program shows his roots and the theatrical and social background of his formative years, and analyzes the development of his vision of the theatre--episode in place of Aristotelian plot, the use of nonliterary devices, new techniques in character portrayal, and new aims for the very concept of theatre.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Biographical films
Named Person: Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Tetzlaff; Jochen Niebelschütz; Wolfgang Gersch; Ulrich Kling; Ekkehard Schall; Jaecki Schwarz; Claude Hill; Kurt Weill; Hanns Eisler; Paul Dessau; DEFA. Studio für Spielfilme.; Fernsehen der DDR.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 15166996
Notes: VHS format [NTSC].
Based on the book by Kurt Tetzlaff, Jochen Niebelschutz, Wolfgang Gersch.
Credits: Cinematography by Gerhard Niendorf, Hubert Metzger, Renate Andrich ; film editing by Monika Schäfer, Hanna Kubin ; music by Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Paul Dessau.
Performer(s): Original German narration by Ekkehard Schall, Jaecki Schwarz ; English narration by Claude Hill.
Description: 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Responsibility: a production of VEB DEFA Studio ; Fernsehen der DDR ; directed by Kurt Tetzlaff ; screenplay by Kurt Tetzlaff, Jochen Niebelschütz, Wolfgang Gersch ; produced by Ulrich Kling.

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A narration in English of the biography of the renowned poet Bertolt Brecht. The program shows his roots and the theatrical and social background of his formative years, and analyzes the development of his vision of the theatre--episode in place of Aristotelian plot, the use of nonliterary devices, new techniques in character portrayal, and new aims for the very concept of theatre.

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