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Scenes and songs from "Mann ist Mann" by Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)

Author: Clair RoskamNick HavingaJoseph HurleyClifford JamesJohn HeffernanAll authors
Publisher: Kent, Conn. : Creative Arts Television, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eric Bentley -- historian, playwright, drama critic, and leading Brecht scholar -- introduces scenes from his translation of Bertolt Brecht's play-with-songs "Mann ist Mann." Bentley also speaks of Brecht's ideas and theater devices, the origins of his political passions in post-World War One Europe, his failure to attract American audiences in the 1930's and his remarkable success later.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Interviews
Named Person: Bertolt Brecht; Eric Bentley
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Clair Roskam; Nick Havinga; Joseph Hurley; Clifford James; John Heffernan; Olympia Dukakis; Michael Conrad; Maurice Edwards; Konrad Matthaei; Eric Bentley; Bertolt Brecht; Creative Arts Television (Firm)
OCLC Number: 191688933
Notes: Filmed in 1962.
Credits: Director, Nick Havinga ; writer, Joseph Hurley ; musicians, Edith Valentine, Susan Cogan.
Cast: Host, James Macandrew ; cast, Clifford James, John Heffernan, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Conrad, Maurice Edwards, Konrad Matthaei.
Description: 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Mann ist Mann
Brecht :
Man's a man
Responsibility: produced by Clair Roskam.

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Eric Bentley -- historian, playwright, drama critic, and leading Brecht scholar -- introduces scenes from his translation of Bertolt Brecht's play-with-songs "Mann ist Mann." Bentley also speaks of Brecht's ideas and theater devices, the origins of his political passions in post-World War One Europe, his failure to attract American audiences in the 1930's and his remarkable success later.

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