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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521424852, Paperback)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.
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