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The good person of Szechwan

Author: Bertolt Brecht; John Willett
Publisher: [London] : Bloomsbury, [2014] ©2014
Series: Modern Classics
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Brecht's famous parable pivots around a moral paradox - that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil. Through the sharply split personality of the central character Shen Teh / Shui Ta Brecht points to the impossibility of living anything like a 'good' life in a corrupted and persistently exploitative world. 'The Good Person of Szechwan' was first performed in Zurich in 1943.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Drama
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bertolt Brecht; John Willett
ISBN: 9781408100073 140810007X 9781408160862 1408160862
OCLC Number: 946572337
Notes: Translated from the German.
This translation previously issued in print: London: Methuen Drama, 2009.
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: Modern Classics
Other Titles: Gute Mensch von Sezuan.
Responsibility: Bertolt Brecht ; translated by John Willett.

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A Student Edition of Brecht's classic parable, set in an unjust society where good can only survive by means of evil. The text of the play is accompanied by an extensive commentary and study notes.  Read more...

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