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Brecht, a choice of evils : a critical study of the man, his work, and his opinions

Author: Martin Esslin
Publisher: London ; New York : Methuen, 1984.
Series: Modern theatre profiles.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 4th rev. edView all editions and formats
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A brilliantly perceptive study of the most ambiguous and perceptually fascinating figure of the twentieth-century European theatre

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Esslin, Martin, 1918-2002.
Brecht, a choice of evils.
London ; New York : Methuen, 1984
(OCoLC)558820778
Named Person: Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Esslin
ISBN: 0413547507 9780413547507
OCLC Number: 11345536
Description: xix, 315 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Part one: The man --
From Augsburg to Berlin (1898-1924) --
Berlin (1924-33) --
Exile (1933-48) --
East Berlin (1948-56) --
Part two: The artist --
The poet: Brecht's language and its sources --
The Brechtian theatre -iIts theory and practice --
Part three: Pitfalls of commitment --
Brecht and the Communists --
The Communists and Brecht --
Part four: The real Brecht --
The uses of commitment --
Reason versus instinct --
Brecht's world --
Part five: For reference --
Section A: A short chronology of Brecht's life --
Selection B: A descriptive list of Brecht's works --
Poems --
Plays and other stage works --
Narrative prose --
Essays and theoretical writings --
Model books --
Miscellaneous publications --
Films --
Diaries and autobiographical writings --
Letters --
Section C: Bibliography --
Brecht bibliographies --
Principal editions of Brecht's works --
Translations into English --
Books on Brecht.
Series Title: Modern theatre profiles.
Responsibility: Martin Esslin.

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