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The Cambridge Companion to Brecht

by Peter Thomson, Glendyr Sacks (Editor)

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This updated Companion offers students crucial guidance on virtually every aspect of the work of this complex and controversial writer. It brings together the contrasting views of major critics and active practitioners, and this new edition introduces new voices and themes. The opening essays place Brecht's creative work in its historical and biographical context and are followed by chapters on single texts, from The Threepenny Opera to The Caucasian Chalk Circle, on some early plays and on the Lehrstücke. Other essays analyse Brecht's directing, his poetry, his interest in music and his work with actors. This revised edition also contains new essays on his early experience of cabaret, his significance in the development of film theory and his unique approach to dramaturgy. A detailed calendar of Brecht's life and work and a selective bibliography of English criticism complete this provocative overview of a writer who constantly aimed to provoke.
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This Companion offers students crucial guidance on Brecht's theatrical career from beginning to end, bringing together the contrasting views of major critics and active practitioners to offer a provocative overview. The nineteen newly-commissioned essays place Brecht's creative work in its historical and biographical context, with separate essays on seven major plays, on the poetry, the theatrical theories, the use of music, the innovations in stage design, the ways of working with actors and his hugely influential career with the Berliner Ensemble.

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This edition retains much that was in the original, and also introduces new voices and themes. The essays bring together the views of major critics and active practitioners. A calendar of Brecht's life and work and a selective biography of English criticism complete this overview of a writer who constantly aimed to provoke.… (more)

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