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Brecht Plays By Bertolt Brecht

Brecht Plays
by Bertolt Brecht

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This volume contains a selection of Brecht's last completed plays, from the eight years between his return from America to Europe after the war and his death in 1956. It contains 'The Antigone of Sophocles', 'The Days of the Commune', 'Turandot or The Whitewashers' Congress'.
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Brecht Plays: v. 8: Antigone of Sophocles, The Days of the Commune, Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress by Bertolt Brecht

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.

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About Bertolt Brecht


Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and writing have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera and, while exiled from Germany and living in the USA, such masterpieces as The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Table of Contents


The Antigone of Sophocles; The Days of the Commune; Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress

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Brecht Plays: v. 8: Antigone of Sophocles, The Days of the Commune, Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress by Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht
World Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2004-08-26
300
0413773523
9780413773524
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