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Willett, John 1917-2002

Overview
Works: 277 works in 1,322 publications in 5 languages and 25,773 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Historical drama  Diaries  War drama  Picaresque drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Illustrator, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 832.912
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Publications about John Willett
Publications by John Willett
Publications by John Willett, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about John Willett
 
Most widely held works by John Willett
The theatre of Bertolt Brecht : a study from eight aspects by John Willett( Book )
116 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,686 libraries worldwide
This study of Brecht's theatre from eight different aspects was first published in 1959. The book aims to explain the difficult aspects of his ideology and political leanings in a straightforward manner. It traces his stylistic development as a playwright and stage director through each of his major plays and explains his evolving notion of epic theatre within the political and social climate of the 1920s, Marxism, Nazism and post-war Communism
Brecht on theatre; the development of an aesthetic by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,677 libraries worldwide
A wholly revised, re-edited and expanded edition of one of the seminal texts of twentieth century theatre. Featuring new translations, additional texts, illustrations and editorial matter, this is a fullest and clearest account yet of Brecht's thinking on theatre and aesthetics
Poems, 1913-1956 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
62 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 libraries worldwide
Art and politics in the Weimar period : the new sobriety, 1917-1933 by John Willett( Book )
50 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
"The period between the end of World War I and Hitler's accession to power witnessed an unprecedented cultural explosion that embraced the whole of Europe but was, above all, centered in Germany. John Willett here provides a brilliant explanation of the aesthetic and political currents which made Germany the focal point of a new, down-to-earth, socially committed cultural movement that drew a significant measure of inspiration from revolutionary Russia and left-wing social thought, American technology, and the devastating experience of war."--Back cover
The Weimar years : a culture cut short by John Willett( Book )
42 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,134 libraries worldwide
Weimar Repbulic - German Expressionism - Fauvism - Cubism - Futurism - Dada - De Stijl - 'Mertz' movement_
Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
The authorized translation of the collected plays includes introductions, placing each work in the context of Brecht's total output and the whole range of German literature
Expressionism by John Willett( Book )
34 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Short stories, 1921-1946 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 993 libraries worldwide
Diaries 1920-1922 by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
15 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and German and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Brecht in context : comparative approaches by John Willett( Book )
29 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 798 libraries worldwide
This is a revised edition of John Willett's classic study, published for the centenary of Berthold Brecht's birth. Willett sets in context not only Brecht the theatre practitioner, but also Brecht the writer and man of his time
The theatre of Erwin Piscator by John Willett( Book )
25 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and German and held by 780 libraries worldwide
The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
28 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 libraries worldwide
"Brutal, scandalous, perverted, yet humorous, hummable, and with a happy ending- Bertolt Brecht's revolutionary masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is a landmark of modern drama that has become embedded in the Western cultural imagination. Through the love story of Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath, the play satirizes the bourgeois of the Weimar Republic, revealing a society at the height of decadence and on the verge of chaos. Complemented with music by Kurt Weill, it was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz into the theater, and the song "Mack the Knife" became one of the most popular and widely recorded songs of the twentieth century."--Book cover
Bertolt Brecht journals by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
From Scandinavia across Russia to Hollywood, then on, via Switzerland and a flirtation with Salzburg, back to his own disappointing country, Brecht makes shrewd if sometimes harsh judgements on the people he meets. Some people included are: Thomas Mann, the Frankfurt philosophers, Schonberg, Isherwood, D'Annunzio, Ezra Pound, Wordsworth, Margaret Steffin, and more
The good person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
40 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 699 libraries worldwide
"The Good Person of Szechwan is one of Bertolt Brecht’s most popular works. When three gods come to earth in search of a thoroughly good person, they encounter Shen Teh, a goodhearted but penniless prostitute, who offers them shelter. Rewarded with enough money to open a tobacco shop, 'Angel of the Slums' Shen Teh soon becomes so overwhelmed by the demands of people seeking assistance that she invents a male alter ego, 'Tobacco K ing' Shui Ta, to deal ruthlessly with the business of living in an evil world. The Good Person of Szechwan is a masterpiece of minimalist design and elegance that shines a light on human nature and social mores."--Publisher's description
Collected plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
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Caspar Neher, Brecht's designer by John Willett( Book )
14 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Letters by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
15 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Mother Courage and her children : a chronicle of the 30 Years' War by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and German and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Chronicles Mother Courage as she trails the armies back and forth across Europe selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon during the Thirty Years War
The theatre of the Weimar Republic by John Willett( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
32 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and German and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the effect of Galileo's extraordinary discoveries on those around him, and the choice he had to make when accused of heresy by the Inquisition for stating that the earth revolved around the sun
 
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John Willett British translator
John Willett Brits taalkundige (1917-2002)
John Willett traducteur britannique
John Willett traductor británico
Willett, John William Mills 1917-2002
Джон Виллетт
Languages
English (548)
German (28)
French (27)
Portuguese (2)
Latin (1)
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