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"Except for the annual Brecht Yearbook, Brecht Unbound represents the first broad critical study of Brecht's works to appear in the United States since before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Intended to move beyond the ideological considerations that have informed so much secondary literature about Brecht, the book is a cross-disciplinary reassessment of important aspects of his work. Included are essays on his poetry, drama, theoretical writings, Brecht's influence on American film techniques and music, his relationship to and borrowings from Japanese No theater, and a comparison between aesthetic techniques in his writings and Stravinsky's "The Little Soldier.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: International Bertolt Brecht Symposium (1992 University of Delaware)
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Release: 1995
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: 0874135370

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Heinz-Uwe Haus was the first renowned director from the German Democratic Republic to (be allowed to) direct in the USA. This book presents relevant material written in relation to his productions, specifically of Bertolt Brecht’s plays. This includes Haus’s notes for his casts, announcements of the productions in the media, newspaper reviews and academic articles about the productions, conference contributions, and reflections by cast members (both professional actors and university faculty) and designers (set, costume, light, music). The material on the productions is then discussed in the contexts of approaches to directing, actor training, the academic debate of Brecht in the USA, and historical and biographical dimensions. A conversation with Haus as the final chapter of the book further contextualises the material brought together here.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Heinz-Uwe Haus
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release: 2019-08-22
File: 326 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781527538955

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Alongside the usual wide-ranging lineup of research articles, volume 41 features an interview with Berliner Ensemble actor Annemone Haase and an extensive special section on teaching Brecht.

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Author: Theodore F. Rippey
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Release: 2017-12
File: 326 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780985195649

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This study focuses on The Mother, Bertolt Brecht's most overtly political play and the only play which he staged in the Weimar Republic. Through detailed analysis of archival material, Bradley explores how Brecht's theatre practice developed and how it has subsequently been received and challenged by other directors, in and beyond Germany.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Laura Bradley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2006-06-29
File: 261 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199286584

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David Barnett invites readers, students and theatre-makers to discover new ways of apprehending and making use of Brecht in this clear and accessible study of Brecht's theories and practices. The book analyses how Brecht's ideas can come alive in rehearsal and performance, and reveals just how carefully Brecht realized his vision of a politicized, interventionist theatre. What emerges is a nuanced understanding of Brecht's concepts, his work with actors and his approaches to directing. The reader is encouraged to engage with his method which sought to 'make theatre politically', in order to appreciate the innovations he introduced into his stagecraft. Barnett provides many examples of how Brecht's ideas can be staged, and the final chapter takes a closer look at two very different plays: one written by Brecht and one by a playwright with no acknowledged connection to Brecht. Through an interrogation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Patrick Marber's Closer, Barnett asks how a Brechtian approach can enliven and illuminate production.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: David Barnett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2014-11-20
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781408186022

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Release: 2001
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015057952551

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Release: 1999
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015066022578

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Heinz-Uwe Haus (b. 1942), trained in the former German Democratic Republic as an actor and theatre director, among others as master disciple with some of Brechts immediate students and collaborators. He directed at the Deutsches Theater Berlin and became the leader of the Academy founded in the GDR to train theatre directors. A passionate opponent of the totalitarian regime, he developed his theatre practice as an active device to provide moral strength, under conditions of dictatorship, for himself, those who worked with him, and those who saw his productions. He was involved politically in the movement that led to the collapse of the GDR. Altogether, the material collected in this book, Hauss own work, as well as commentaries by others from a range of perspectives, should serve not only as a documentation of the work of one major German theatre artist: it should support efforts to alert the present about aspects of the past that are all too easily and conveniently (both for all the wrong reasons), misrepresented, covered or hushed up, brushed aside and in due course forgotten. Theatre for Haus, during GDR times, was a means to survive, not only metaphorically. After liberation, post 1989, post GDR, theatre has lost nothing of its importance, quite the contrary. The book hopes to help understand both.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Heinz-Uwe Haus
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Release: 2007
File: 319 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105131696853

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Surveys and assesses Brecht's theater theory and practice, his influence, his poetry and prose, and topics of special interest to Brecht studies.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Siegfried Mews
Publisher: Greenwood
Release: 1997
File: 430 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106014266230

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In this study the author elaborates a comparative framework for analysing literary texts from the Third Reich and the GDR in terms of the extent of assent and/or dissent expressed through them towards the National Socialist and SED regimes. The author maps out areas of similarity and difference in the workings of cultural policy in the two dictatorships. In the second part of the study, Günter Eich's work for the Nazi radio system and Bertolt Brecht's cultural activities in the GDR act as case studies to illuminate the patterns of interdependent assent and dissent generated under the conditions of dictatorship.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Matthew Philpotts
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release: 2003
File: 377 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015059976046

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