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Brecht on theatre; the development of an aesthetic.

Author: Bertolt Brecht; John Willett
Publisher: New York, Hill and Wang [1964]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
Brecht on theatre.
New York : Hill and Wang, 1964
(OCoLC)586710038
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bertolt Brecht; John Willett
ISBN: 9780809005420 0809005425
OCLC Number: 191557
Description: 294 pages illustrations, portraits 21 cm
Contents: Part One 1918-1932, Frank Wedekind --
A reckoning --
Emphasis on sport --
Three cheers for Shaw --Conversation with Bert Brecht --
A radio speech --
Shouldn't we abolish aesthetics? --
The epic theatre and its difficulties --
Last state: Oedipus --
A dialogue about acting --
On form and subject-matter --
An example of Paedagogics --
The modern theatre is the epic theatre --
The literarization of the theatre --
The film, the novel and epic theatre --
The radio as an apparatus of communication --
The question of criteria for judging acting --
Indirect impact of the epic theatre --
Part Two 1933-1947, Interview with an exile --
Theatre for pleasure or theatre for instruction --
The German drama: pre Hitler --
Criticism of the New York production of Die Mutter --
On the use of music in an epic theatre --
Alienation effects in Chinese acting --
Notes to Die Rundkopfe und die Spitzkopfe --
On gestic music --
The popular and the realistic --
On rhymeless verse with irregular rhythms --
The street scene --
On experimental theatre --
New technique of acting --
Two essays on unprofessional acting --
Notes on the folk play --
Alienation effects in the narrative pictures of the Elder Brueghel --
A little private tuition for my friend Max Gorelik --
Building up a part: Laughton's Galileo --
'Der Messingkauf': an editorial note --
Part Three 1947-1948, A short organum for the theatre --
Part Four 1948-1956, Masterful treatment of a model --
From a Mother Courage model --
Does use of the model restrict the artist's freedom? --
Formal problems arising from the theatre's new content --
Stage design for the epic theatre --
From a letter to an actor --
Some of the things that can be learnt fro Stanislavsky --
Theaterarbeit: an editorial note --
Notes on Erwin Strittmatter's play Katzgraben --
Study of sthe first scene of Shakespear's Coriolanus --
Cultural policy and academy of arts --
Conversation about being forced in empathy --
Classical status as an inhibiting factor. Can the present-day world be reproduced by means of theatre? --
Appendices to the 'Short Organum' --
'Dialectics in the theatre': an editorial note --
Our London season.
Other Titles: On theatre.
Responsibility: Edited and translated by John Willett.

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