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Love Poems (Hardcover): Bertolt Brecht Love Poems (Hardcover)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by David Constantine, Tom Kuhn; Foreword by Barbara Brecht-Schall
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Even in Germany, the true scope and force of Bertolt Brecht s poetry did not become apparent until long after his death in 1956, and even today, so many of his more than 2,000 poems have never appeared in English. Love Poems, the first volume in a monumental undertaking by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn to translate his poetic legacy into English, positions Brecht, the author of Mother Courage and The Threepenny Opera, not merely as one of the most famous playwrights of the twentieth century but also as a fiercely creative twentieth-century poet, one of the best in the whole of German literature. With a personal foreword by his own daughter, Barbara Brecht-Schall, Love Poems features 78 astonishing and deeply personal love poems many addressed to particular women that reveal Brecht as lover and love poet whose bitter struggle to keep faith, hope, and love alive during desperate times represents the essence of human relationships."

Love Poems (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Love Poems (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by David Constantine, Tom Kuhn; Foreword by Barbara Brecht-Schall
R317 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R22 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Even in Germany, the scope and force of Bertolt Brecht's poetry did not become apparent until long after his death and today, many of his more than 2,000 poems have never appeared in English. Love Poems, the first volume in a monumental undertaking by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn to translate his poetic legacy into English, positions Brecht not only as one of the most famous playwrights of the twentieth century but also as a fiercely creative twentieth-century poet, one of the best in German literature. With a foreword by his daughter; Love Poems features 78 astonishing and deeply personal love poems that reveal Brecht as lover and love poet whose struggle to keep faith, hope and love alive during desperate times represents the essence of human relationships.

The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht (Hardcover): Bertolt Brecht The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht (Hardcover)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by David Constantine, Tom Kuhn
R1,083 R853 Discovery Miles 8 530 Save R230 (21%) In stock

Widely celebrated as the greatest German playwright of the twentieth century, Bertolt Brecht was also, as George Steiner observed, "that very rare phenomenon, a great poet". Hugely prolific, Brecht wrote some 2,000 poems and songs-though fewer than half were published in his lifetime and early editions were extremely selective. Now, award-winning translators Tom Kuhn and David Constantine give us the most comprehensive English collection of Brecht's poetry to date. Written between 1913 and 1956, these poems celebrate Brecht's unquenchable "love of life, the desire for better and more of it" and reflect the technical virtuosity of an artist driven by bitter and violent politics, as well as by the untrammelled forces of love and erotic desire. The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht is a monumental achievement and a reclamation.

Mother Courage and Her Children - Mutter Courage Und Ihre Kinder (Paperback, Parallel text ed): Bertolt Brecht, Tony Kushner Mother Courage and Her Children - Mutter Courage Und Ihre Kinder (Paperback, Parallel text ed)
Bertolt Brecht, Tony Kushner; Edited by Tom Kuhn; Translated by Michael Hofmann, Tony Kushner
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Mother Courage and Her Children" is widely regarded as Brecht's best work, a theatrical landmark and one of the most powerful anti-war plays in history. This unique bilingual edition allows students to compare the original German text with a translation by one of the world's leading playwrights, Tony Kushner.
In this play, a chronicle of the Thirty Years War, Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon. One by one she loses her children to the war but will not part with her livelihood - the wagon. The Berlin production of 1949, with Helene Weigel as Mother Courage, marked the foundation of the Berliner Ensemble.
The English translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is inventive and vigorous, making Brecht's epic drama accessible to the 21st century reader. Contemporary language and humor make it the perfect English version to elucidate and compare with the original text. This edition also includes a critical introduction and commentary notes on particular words and phrases.

Musketeer (DVD): Gerard Depardieu, Michael York, Nastassja Kinski, Susie Amy, John Rhys-Davies, Christopher Cazenove, Casper... Musketeer (DVD)
Gerard Depardieu, Michael York, Nastassja Kinski, Susie Amy, John Rhys-Davies, …
R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Made-for-TV updating of the classic swashbuckler, with the daughter of France's most famous swordsman seeking fame and fortune in Paris. Growing up in the shadow of her father Jacques (Michael York), Valentine D'Artagnan (Susie Amy) has learned a trick or two from the legendary swordsman. Now setting out to prove her worth, Valentine takes on the task of rescuing the bride-to-be of King Louis XIV from a gang of dangerous kidnappers. But when later she finds herself framed and imprisoned by the evil Lady Bolton (Nastassja Kinski), she has to call on the help of her father's former brothers-in-arms to save the day - and her life.

Brecht and the Writer's Workshop - Fatzer and Other Dramatic Projects (Paperback, Annotated edition): Bertolt Brecht Brecht and the Writer's Workshop - Fatzer and Other Dramatic Projects (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn, Charlotte Ryland
R668 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R35 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Brecht was never inclined to see any of his plays as completely finished, and this volume collects some of the most important theatrical projects and fragments that were always to remain 'works in progress'. Offering an invaluable insight into the writer's working methods and practices, the collection features the famous Fatzer as well as The Bread Store and Judith of Shimoda, along with other texts that have never before been available in English. Alongside the familiar, 'completed' plays, Brecht worked on many ideas and plans which he never managed to work up even once for print or stage. In pieces like Fleischhacker, Garbe/Busching and Jacob Trotalong we see how such projects were abandoned or interrupted or became proving grounds for ideas and techniques. The works collated here span over thirty years and allow the reader to follow Brecht's creative process as he constantly revised his work to engage with new contexts. This treasure-trove of new discoveries is also annotated with dramaturgical notes to present readable and useable texts for the theatre. The volume is edited by Tom Kuhn and Charlotte Ryland, with the translation and dramaturgical edition of each play provided by a team of experienced writers, scholars and translators.

Bertolt Brecht's Me-ti - Book of Interventions in the Flow of Things (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht's Me-ti - Book of Interventions in the Flow of Things (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Antony Tatlow; Translated by Antony Tatlow; Series edited by Tom Kuhn
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bertolt Brecht's Me-ti, which remained unpublished in his own lifetime, now appears for the first time in English. Me-ti counselled against 'constructing too complete images of the world'. For this work of fragments and episodes, Brecht accumulated anecdotes, poems, personal stories and assessments of contemporary politics. Given its controversial nature, he sought a disguise, using the name of a Chinese contemporary of Socrates, known today as Mozi. Stimulated by his humorous aphoristic style and social focus, as well as an engrained Chinese awareness of the flow of things, Brecht developed a practical, philosophical, anti-systematic ethics, discussing Marxist dialectics, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, the Moscow trials, and the theories behind current events, while warning how ideology makes people the 'servants of priests'. Me-ti is central to an understanding of Brecht's critical reflections on Marxist dialectics and his commitment to change and the non-eternal, the philosophy which informs much of his writing and his most famous plays, such as The Good Person of Szechwan. Readers will find themselves both fascinated and beguiled by the reflections and wisdom it offers. First published in German in 1965 and now translated and edited by Antony Tatlow, Brecht's Me-ti: Book of Interventions in the Flow of Things provides readers with a much-anticipated accessible edition of this important work. It features a substantial introduction to the concerns of the work, its genesis and context - both within Brecht's own writing and within the wider social and political history, and provides an original selection and organisation of texts. Extensive notes illuminate the work and provide commentary on related works from Brecht's oeuvre.

The Business Affairs of Mr Julius Caesar (Hardcover): Bertolt Brecht The Business Affairs of Mr Julius Caesar (Hardcover)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Charles Osborne; Edited by Anthony Phelan, Tom Kuhn
R1,691 Discovery Miles 16 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bertolt Brecht's extraordinary historical novel presents an aspiring scholar's efforts to write an idealized life of Julius Caesar twenty years after his death. But the historian abandons his planned biography, confronted by a baffling range of contradictory views. Was Caesar an opportunist, a permanently bankrupt businessman who became too big for the banks to allow him to fail - as his former banker claims? Did he stumble into power while trying to make money, as suggested by the diary of his former slave? Across these different versions of Caesar's career in the political and economic life of Rome, Brecht wryly contrasts the narratives of imperial progress with the reality of grasping self-interest, in a sly allegory that points to the Weimar Republic and perhaps even to our own times. Brecht reminds his readers of the need for constant vigilance and critical suspicion towards the great figures of the past. In an echo of his dramatic theories, the audience is confronted with its own task of active interpretation rather than passive acceptance -- we have to work out our own views about Mr Julius Caesar. This edition is translated by Charles Osborne and features an introduction and editorial notes by Anthony Phelan and Tom Kuhn.

Brecht On Theatre (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Brecht On Theatre (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Marc Silberman, Steve Giles, Tom Kuhn
R600 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R36 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Brecht on Theatre is a seminal work that has remained the classic text for readers and students wanting a rich appreciation of the development of Brecht's thinking on theatre and aesthetics. First published in 1964 and on reading lists ever since, Brecht's writings are presented in this definitive edition featuring the wholly revised, re-edited and expanded text produced for the 50th anniversary of the first English publication. With additional texts, illustrations and editorial material, and with almost half the material newly translated, this edition provides a far fuller and more accurate account of the development of Brecht's work and writings. This edition features: * Clearer layout and organisation of the text * New translations of many of the Brechtian texts featured * Over 40 new, previously untranslated essays * Essay titles now correspond to the German originals * A revised selection of illustrations This selection of Bertolt Brecht's critical writing charts the development of his thinking on theatre and aesthetics over four decades. The volume demonstrates how the theories of Epic Theatre and Verfremdung evolved, and contains notes and essays on the staging of The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, Galileoand many others of his plays. Also included is 'Short Organon for the Theatre', Brecht's most complete statement of his revolutionary philosophy of the theatre.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn; Translated by Frank McGuinness
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A morality masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle powerfully demonstrates Brecht's pioneering theatrical techniques. This version by Frank McGuinness was published to coincide with the National Theatre's production which toured the UK in 2007. A servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a child abandoned in the heat of civil war. Order restored, she is made to confront the boy's biological mother in a legal contest over who deserves to keep him. The comical judge calls on an ancient tradition - the chalk circle - to resolve the dispute. Who wins? This version by Frank McGuinness was first presented by the National Theatre in 1997 and revived in 2007, opening at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, on 8 January.

"the Good Person of Szechwan" (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht "the Good Person of Szechwan" (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Charlotte Ryland, Tom Kuhn, Kirstin Gwyer; Translated by John Willett
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Brecht's dark, dazzling world-view...makes an absolutely devastating impact. The play is fuelled by the brilliant perception that everyone requires such a dual or split personality to survive.' Evening Standard Three gods come to earth hoping to discover one really good person. No one can be found until they meet Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of gold. Rewarded by the gods, she gives up her profession and buys a tabacco shop but finds it is impossible to survive as a good person in a corrupt world without the support of her ruthless alter ego Shui Ta. Brecht's parable of good and evil was first performed in 1943 and remains one of his most popular and frequently produced plays worldwide. This Student Edition features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text. It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and literature.

The Good Person of Szechwan - Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (Paperback, Parallel text ed): Tom Kuhn The Good Person of Szechwan - Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (Paperback, Parallel text ed)
Tom Kuhn; Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Tony Kushner
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Brecht's dark, dazzling world-view...makes an absolutely devastating impact. The play is fuelled by the brilliant perception that everyone requires such a dual or split personality to survive.' Evening Standard Brecht's parable of good and evil was first performed in 1943 and remains one of his most popular and frequently produced plays worldwide. This unique bilingual edition allows students to compare the original German text with a translation by one of the world's leading playwrights, Tony Kushner. Three gods come to earth hoping to discover one really good person. No one can be found until they meet Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of gold. Rewarded by the gods, she gives up her profession and buys a tabacco shop but finds it is impossible to survive as a good person in a corrupt world without the support of her ruthless alter ego Shui Ta. The English translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is original and accessible. Contemporary, lively language makes it the perfect English version to elucidate and compare with the original text. This edition also includes a critical introduction and commentary notes on particular words and phrases.

The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 42 - Recycling Brecht (Paperback): Tom Kuhn, David Barnett, Theodore F. Rippey The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 42 - Recycling Brecht (Paperback)
Tom Kuhn, David Barnett, Theodore F. Rippey
R1,273 Discovery Miles 12 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published for the International Brecht Society by Camden House, the Brecht Yearbook is the central scholarly forum for discussion of Brecht's life and work and of topics of particular interest to him, especially the politics of literature and of theater in a global context. It includes a wide variety of perspectives and approaches, and, like Brecht himself, is committed to the concept of the use value of literature, theater, and theory. Volume 42 features a selection of the papers given and protocols of the events held at the International Brecht Society's "Recycling Brecht" symposium at St. Hugh's College, Oxford, in June 2016. The theme of recycling is understood both as a description of Brecht's own creative practice and as an activity applied to his works by others. The volume includes keynote papers by Hans-Thies Lehmann and Amal Allana on Brecht's reception of Antigone and on the reception and recycling of Brecht in India, respectively. Other papers are on a wide range of topics, from Brecht's own "recycling" of Shakespeare and others, through the reception of his own works in a range of contexts and by later writers, to contemporary works that may be understood as post-Brechtian. The final section, introduced by an extended interview with American playwright Tony Kushner, documents additional creative responses to the theme. Volume co-editors Tom Kuhn and David Barnett are, respectively, Professor of Twentieth-Century German Literature at the University of Oxford and Professor of Theatre at the University of York. Managing Editor Theodore F. Rippey is Associate Professor of German at Bowling Green State University.

Bertolt Brecht's Refugee Conversations (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht's Refugee Conversations (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn; Translated by Romy Fursland
R579 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R45 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published in English for the first time, Refugee Conversations is a delightful work that reveals Brecht as a master of comic satire. Written swiftly in the opening years of the Second World War, the dialogues have an urgent contemporary relevance to a Europe once again witnessing populations on the move. The premise is simple: two refugees from Nazi Germany meet in a railway cafe and discuss the current state of the world. They are a bourgeois Jewish physicist and a left-leaning worker. Their world views, their voices and their social experience clash horribly, but they find they have unexpected common ground - especially in their more recent experience of the surreal twists and turns of life in exile, the bureaucracy, and the pathetic failings of the societies that are their unwilling hosts. Their conversations are light and swift moving, the subjects under discussion extremely various: beer, cigars, the Germans' love of order, their education and experience of life, art, pornography, politics, 'great men', morality, seriousness, Switzerland, America ... despite the circumstances of both characters there is a wonderfully whimsical serendipity about their dialogue, the logic and the connections often delightfully absurd. This edition features a full introduction and notes by Professor Tom Kuhn (St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, UK).

Brecht and the Writer's Workshop - Fatzer and Other Dramatic Projects (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Bertolt Brecht Brecht and the Writer's Workshop - Fatzer and Other Dramatic Projects (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn, Charlotte Ryland
R1,984 R1,826 Discovery Miles 18 260 Save R158 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Brecht was never inclined to see any of his plays as completely finished, and this volume collects some of the most important theatrical projects and fragments that were always to remain 'works in progress'. Offering an invaluable insight into the writer's working methods and practices, the collection features the famous Fatzer as well as The Bread Store and Judith of Shimoda, along with other texts that have never before been available in English. Alongside the familiar, 'completed' plays, Brecht worked on many ideas and plans which he never managed to work up even once for print or stage. In pieces like Fleischhacker, Garbe/Busching and Jacob Trotalong we see how such projects were abandoned or interrupted or became proving grounds for ideas and techniques. The works collated here span over thirty years and allow the reader to follow Brecht's creative process as he constantly revised his work to engage with new contexts. This treasure-trove of new discoveries is also annotated with dramaturgical notes to present readable and useable texts for the theatre. The volume is edited by Tom Kuhn and Charlotte Ryland, with the translation and dramaturgical edition of each play provided by a team of experienced writers, scholars and translators.

Bertolt Brecht's Me-ti - Book of Interventions in the Flow of Things (Hardcover): Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht's Me-ti - Book of Interventions in the Flow of Things (Hardcover)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Antony Tatlow; Translated by Antony Tatlow; Series edited by Tom Kuhn
R2,798 Discovery Miles 27 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bertolt Brecht's Me-ti, which remained unpublished in his own lifetime, now appears for the first time in English. Me-ti counselled against 'constructing too complete images of the world'. For this work of fragments and episodes, Brecht accumulated anecdotes, poems, personal stories and assessments of contemporary politics. Given its controversial nature, he sought a disguise, using the name of a Chinese contemporary of Socrates, known today as Mozi. Stimulated by his humorous aphoristic style and social focus, as well as an engrained Chinese awareness of the flow of things, Brecht developed a practical, philosophical, anti-systematic ethics, discussing Marxist dialectics, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, the Moscow trials, and the theories behind current events, while warning how ideology makes people the 'servants of priests'. Me-ti is central to an understanding of Brecht's critical reflections on Marxist dialectics and his commitment to change and the non-eternal, the philosophy which informs much of his writing and his most famous plays, such as The Good Person of Szechwan. Readers will find themselves both fascinated and beguiled by the reflections and wisdom it offers. First published in German in 1965 and now translated and edited by Antony Tatlow, Brecht's Me-ti: Book of Interventions in the Flow of Things provides readers with a much-anticipated accessible edition of this important work. It features a substantial introduction to the concerns of the work, its genesis and context - both within Brecht's own writing and within the wider social and political history, and provides an original selection and organisation of texts. Extensive notes illuminate the work and provide commentary on related works from Brecht's oeuvre.

Dream Warrior (DVD): Daniel Goddard, Lance Henriksen, Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Norton, Bojana Gregoric, Isaac Hayes Dream Warrior (DVD)
Daniel Goddard, Lance Henriksen, Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Norton, Bojana Gregoric, …
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sci-fi action. After an asteroid destroys the world as we know it, a new civilisation emerges inhabited by human beings and mutants, who look human but in fact possess super-human powers. Parish (Lance Henriksen) is the head of the new world order. Having already succeeded in consolidating his power and enslaving humanity, Parish is fanatically driven to establish a pure and perfect human society. He declares war on all mutants and unleashes his horde of merciless soldiers to exterminate the mutant population. In the midst of battle, a group of heroic mutants rise up to confront Parish. Led by Rage (Daniel Goddard), Sterling (Sherilyn Fenn) and Zo (Isaac Hayes), the mutant freedom fighters use their abilities to combat Parish's militia and save the people from his tyrannical rule.

The Business Affairs of Mr Julius Caesar (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht The Business Affairs of Mr Julius Caesar (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Translated by Charles Osborne; Edited by Anthony Phelan, Tom Kuhn
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bertolt Brecht's extraordinary historical novel presents an aspiring scholar's efforts to write an idealized life of Julius Caesar twenty years after his death. But the historian abandons his planned biography, confronted by a baffling range of contradictory views. Was Caesar an opportunist, a permanently bankrupt businessman who became too big for the banks to allow him to fail - as his former banker claims? Did he stumble into power while trying to make money, as suggested by the diary of his former slave? Across these different versions of Caesar's career in the political and economic life of Rome, Brecht wryly contrasts the narratives of imperial progress with the reality of grasping self-interest, in a sly allegory that points to the Weimar Republic and perhaps even to our own times. Brecht reminds his readers of the need for constant vigilance and critical suspicion towards the great figures of the past. In an echo of his dramatic theories, the audience is confronted with its own task of active interpretation rather than passive acceptance -- we have to work out our own views about Mr Julius Caesar. This edition is translated by Charles Osborne and features an introduction and editorial notes by Anthony Phelan and Tom Kuhn.

Brecht on Theatre - The Development of an Aesthetic (Paperback): Bertolt Brecht Brecht on Theatre - The Development of an Aesthetic (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Steve Giles; Translated by John Willett; Edited by Marc Silberman, Tom Kuhn
R366 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R69 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume offers a major selection of Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking critical writing. Here, arranged in chronological order, are essays from 1918 to 1956, in which Brecht explores his definition of the Epic Theatre and his theory of alienation-effects in directing, acting, and writing, and discusses, among other works, The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, and Galileo. Also included is "A Short Organum for the Theatre," Brecht's most complete exposition of his revolutionary philosophy of drama.

Translated and edited by John Willett, Brecht on Theater is essential to an understanding of one of the twentieth century's most influential dramatists.

Brecht Plays, v. 8 - Antigone of Sophocles, The Days of the Commune, Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress (Paperback):... Brecht Plays, v. 8 - Antigone of Sophocles, The Days of the Commune, Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress (Paperback)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn, David J. Constantine; Translated by David J. Constantine, Tom Kuhn
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The latest volume in Methuen's Collected Brecht includes two plays previously untranslated into English Volume 8 of Brecht's collected plays contains his last completed plays, from the eight years between his return from America to Europe after the war and his death in 1956. Brecht's ANTIGONE (1948) is a bold adaptation of Holderlin's classic German translation of Sophocles' play. A reflection on resistance and dictatorship in the aftermath of Nazism, it was a radical new experiment in epic theatre. THE DAYS OF THE COMMUNE (1949) is a semi-documentary account of the Paris Commune, and Brecht's most serious and ambitious historical play. TURANDOT is Brecht's version of the classic Chinese story is a satire on the intelligentsia of the Weimar Republic, Nazi bureaucracy, and other targets.

Brecht Collected Plays, v.4 - Round and Pointed Heads, Fear and Misery, Carrar's Rifles,Trial of Lucull Dansen,How Much is... Brecht Collected Plays, v.4 - Round and Pointed Heads, Fear and Misery, Carrar's Rifles,Trial of Lucull Dansen,How Much is Your Iron? (Paperback, Reissue)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn; John Willett; Translated by Tom Kuhn, John Willett, …
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Now in paperback, the long-awaited volume of Brecht's classic plays from the 1930s Volume 4 of Brecht's Collected Plays contains works from the 1930s, straddling fateful years in German political and cultural history - as well as in Brecht's own life. Round Heads and Pointed Heads, based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, is a powerful political allegory on Nazi racial policy and conditions in the Germany Brecht had to leave in 1933. The Trial of Lucullus, a starkly pacifist text originally written in response to a commission from Swedish radio, portrays the Roman general tried by the Underworld for his military triumphs. Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, unique in Brecht's work, consists of some thirty short scenes of life under the Nazis between 1933 and 1938, designed for use by groups in exile. Senora Carrara's Rifles is based on J.M. Synge's Riders to the Sea, but relocated by Brecht in the Spanish Civil War. Also included are two one-act plays, Dansen and How Much is Your Iron?, minor works designed for amateurs in Scandinavia, where the Brechts lived till spring 1941.The volume includes an introduction and notes by Tom Kuhn and John Willett, as well as Brecht's own notes on the texts.

Brecht on Performance - Messingkauf and Modelbooks (Hardcover): Bertolt Brecht Brecht on Performance - Messingkauf and Modelbooks (Hardcover)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn, Marc Silberman, Steve Giles; Translated by Charlotte Ryland, …
R2,295 Discovery Miles 22 950 Out of stock

"Brecht on Performance: Messingkauf and Modelbooks" presents a selection of Brecht's principal writings for directors and theatre practitioners, and is suitable for acting schools, directors, actors, students and teachers of Theatre Studies. Through these texts Brecht provides a general practical approach to acting and to realising texts for the stage that crystallises and makes concrete many of the more theoretical aspects of his other writing.The volume is in two parts. The first features an entirely new commentated edition of Brecht's dialogues and essays about the practice of theatre, known as the "Messingkauf," or "Buying Brass," including the 'Practice Pieces' for actors (rehearsal scenes for classics by Shakespeare and Schiller). The second contains rehearsal and production records from Brecht's work on productions of" Life of Galileo," "Antigone," "Mother Courage" and others.Edited by an international team of Brecht scholars and including an essay by director and teacher Di Trevis examining the practical application of these texts for theatres and actors today, "Brecht on Performance" is a wonderfully rich resource. The text is illustrated with over 30 photographs from the "Modelbooks."

Brecht On Theatre (Hardcover): Bertolt Brecht Brecht On Theatre (Hardcover)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Marc Silberman, Steve Giles, Tom Kuhn
R1,839 Discovery Miles 18 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Brecht on Theatre is a seminal work that has remained the classic text for readers and students wanting a rich appreciation of the development of Brecht's thinking on theatre and aesthetics. First published in 1964 and on reading lists ever since, it has now been wholly revised, re-edited and expanded with additional texts, illustrations and editorial material, and new translations. The resulting work is a far fuller and more accurate volume that will provide readers with a clearer and more rewarding understanding of Brecht's work and writings. This updated third edition features: * Clearer layout and organisation of the text to facilitate study * New translations of many of the Brechtian texts featured * Over 40 new, previously untranslated essays * Essay titles now correspond to the German originals * A revised selection of illustrations This selection of Bertolt Brecht's critical writing charts the development of his thinking on theatre and aesthetics over four decades. The volume demonstrates how the theories of Epic Theatre and Verfremdung evolved, and contains notes and essays on the staging of The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, Galileo and many others of his plays. Also included is 'Short Organon for the Theatre', Brecht's most complete statement of his revolutionary philosophy of the theatre.

Empedocles Shoe (Hardcover): Bertolt Brecht Empedocles Shoe (Hardcover)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn, Karen Leeder
R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A key critical work bringing relevance to Brecht's poetry in the 21st century Brecht is increasingly recognised as one of the most important lyric voices of the 20th century. Alongside Rilke he is honoured as Germany's greatest modern poet. Yet his poetry is relatively little known in the English speaking world. This title takes its cue from an allegorical poem about the artist's legacy and looks at how poets and translators might read Brecht today.The volume arises from a seminar held at Oxford University in 1998 to mark the centenary of Brecht's birth and includes seminal contributions from experts. It sheds new light on individual poems as well as giving an overview of Brecht's poetry from the earliest days to the GDR years. There are also Brecht poems in parallel translation as well as translations by major British poets such as Tom Paulin, Seamus Heaney, Jamie McKendrick, Michael Morley, Derek Mahon, and David Constantine.Contributors include: Ronald Speirs, Hans-Harald Muller, Tom Kindt, Robert Habeck, Hilda Brown, David Midgley, Elizabeth Boa, Anthony Phelan, David Constantine, Ray Ockenden, Erdmut Wizisla.

The Young Brecht, 1917-22 (Hardcover): Hanns Otto Munsterer, Hanns Otto Muensterer The Young Brecht, 1917-22 (Hardcover)
Hanns Otto Munsterer, Hanns Otto Muensterer; Edited by Tom Kuhn, Karen Leeder; Preface by Michael Morley; Translated by …
R647 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R81 (13%) Out of stock

This English edition of Munsterer's memoir (first published in German in 1963) has a substantial introduction and notes. Michael Morley, who interviewed Munsterer, gives a portrait of him in the preface, in which he explores his relationship with Brecht, and asesses the significance of the book for subsequent Brecht research. The Munsterer text is followed by introduced and annotated translated extracts from other early contemporary accounts of Brecht, taken from his brother Walter's memoir, Frisch and Obermeier's "Brecht in Augsburg", Munsterer's diaries, and the reminiscences of - among others - Arnolt Bronnen and Paula Banholzer.

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