Bertolt Brecht




Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (; German: [bʁɛçt]; 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.
Living in Munich during the Weimar Republic, he had his first successes with theatre plays, whose themes were often influenced by his Marxist thought. He was the main proponent of the genre named epic theatre (which he preferred to call "dialectical theatre"). During the Nazi period and World War II he lived in exile, first in Scandinavia and then in the United States. Returning to East Berlin after the war, he established the theatre company Berliner Ensemble with his wife and long-time collaborator, actress Helene Weigel.





The best books of all time by Bertolt Brecht

  1. 1590 . Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht

    Mother Courage and Her Children (German: Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder) is a play written in 1939 by the German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) with significant contributions from Ma...

  2. 2191 . Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

    Dramatizes Galileo's conflict with the church over his assertion that the Earth revolves around the sun.

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  3. 2354 . The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht

    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 t...

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  4. 2429 . The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht

    Described by Brecht as 'a gangster play that would recall certain events familiar to us all', The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler – recast by Brech...

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