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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 I: 1918-1932 : 1. Frank Wedekind --
2. A reckoning --
3. Emphasis on sport --
4. Three cheers for Shaw --
5. Conversations with Bert Brecht --
6. A radio speech --
7. Shouldn't we abolish aesthetics? --
8. The epic theatre and its difficulties --
9. Last stage: Oedipus --
10. A dialogue about acting --
11. On form and subject-matter --
12. An example of pedagogics --
13. The modern theatre is the epic theatre --
14. The radio as an apparatus of communication --
15. The question of criteria for judging acting --
16. Indirect impact of the epic theatre --
Part II: 1933-1947 : 17. Interview with an exile --
18. Theatre for pleasure or theatre for instruction --
19. The German drama: pre-Hitler --
20. Criticism of the New York production of Die Mutter --
21. On the use of music in an epic theatre --
22. Alienation effects in Chinese acting --
23. Notes to Die Rundkopfe und die Spitzkopfe --
24. On Gestic music --
25. The popular and the realistic --
26. On rhymeless verse with irregular rhythms --
27. The street scene --
28. On experimental theatre --
29. New techniques of acting --
30. Two essays on unprofessional acting --
31. Notes on the folk play --
32. Alienation effects in the narrative pictures of the Elder Brueghel --
33. A little private tuition for my friend Max Gorelik --
34. Building up a part: Laughton's Galileo --
35. 'Der Messingkauf': an editorial note --
Part III: 1947-1948 : 36. A short organum for the theatre --
Part IV: 1948-1956 : 37. Masterful treatment of a model --
38. From the Mother Courage model --
39. Does use of the model restrict the artist's freedom --
40. Formal problems arising from the theatre's new content --
41. Stage design for the epic theatre --
42. From a letter to an actor --
43. Some of the things that can be learnt from Stanislavsky --
44. Theaterabeit: an editorial note --
45. Notes on Erwin Strittmatter's play Katzgraben --
46. Study the first scene of Shakespeare's Coriolanus --
47. Cultural policy and academy of arts --
48. Conversation about being forced into empathy --
49. Classical status as an inhibiting factor --
50. Can the present-day world be reproduced by means of theatre --
51. Appendices to the 'Short Organum' --
52. Dialects in the theatre- an editorial note --
53. Our London season.
Other Titles: On theatre.
Responsibility: Edited and translated by John Willett.

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