Brecht Plays: Antigone of Sophocles, The Days of the Commune, Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress v. 8

Brecht Plays: Antigone of Sophocles, The Days of the Commune, Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress v. 8

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20.32mm | 196g
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0413773523
  • 9780413773524
  • 121,063

Table of contents

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