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Bertolt Brecht

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  • Eugen Bertolt Friedrich Brecht
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Brecht, Bertolt
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Date of birth
1898-02-10
Place of birth
Augsburg
Date of death
1956-08-14
Place of death
Berlin

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Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet. Coming of age during the Weimar Republic, he had his first successes as a playwright in Munich and moved to Berlin in 1924, where he wrote The Threepenny Opera with Elisabeth Hauptmann & Kurt Weill and began a life-long collaboration with the composer Hanns Eisler. Immersed in Marxist thought during this period, he wrote didactic Lehrstücke and became a leading theoretician of epic theatre (which he later preferred to call "dialectical theatre") and the Verfremdungseffekt.

During the Nazi Germany period, Brecht fled his home country, first to Scandinavia, and during World War II to the United States, where he was surveilled by the FBI. After the war he was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Returning to East Berlin after the war, he established the theatre company Berliner Ensemble with his wife and long-time collaborator, actress Helene Weigel.

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German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.

Last modified: 2020-08-09 (revision #19594)

Editions

NameFormatISBNRelease Date
Die Tage der CommunePaperback?1970
Mann ist Mann: Die Verwandlung des Packers Galy Gay in den Militärbaracken von Kilkoa im Jahre neunzehnhundertfünfundzwanzigPaperback?1969
Leben des Galilei: Text und KommentarPaperback3-518-18801-11998
Frühe Stücke (Bertolt Brecht)Paperback3-518-06701-X1973
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: OperPaperback3-518-00021-71974
Der Jasager und Der Neinsager: Vorlagen, Fassungen und MaterialienPaperback3-518-10171-41982
Kuhle Wampe. Protokoll des Films und MaterialienPaperback3-518-00362-31973
Der gute Mensch von Sezuan: Parabelstück (suhrkamp edition, yellow cover)Paperback978-3-518-10073-82015
Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (Nomos printing)Paperback?1969
Die Geschäfte des Herrn Julius Caesar: RomanfragmentPaperback3-499-10639-61983-02
Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches: 24 SzenenPaperback3-518-00392-51973
Die DreigroschenoperPaperback3-518-10229-X1990
Der gute Mensch von Sezuan: Parabelstück (suhrkamp edition, white cover)Paperback?1970
Lehrstücke (Bertolt Brecht)Paperback?1966-11
Drei Groschen Roman (rororo linen back edition)Paperback?1959-03
Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (Ebner printing)Paperback3-518-10031-91981
Der gute Mensch von Sezuan: Text und KommentarPaperback978-3-518-18825-52017
Kalendergeschichten von Bertolt BrechtPaperback3-499-10077-01979-04
Die Gewehre der Frau CarrarPaperback?1977
Leben des Galilei: SchauspielPaperback978-3-518-10001-12008
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Goodreads Author ID
26853
ISNI
0000 0001 2117 8009
0000 0003 6863 6577
0000 0003 6863 6593
LibraryThing Author
brechtbertolt
MusicBrainz Artist ID
95fb3a0c-fc74-4f51-acba-bbe5b3a78e32
OpenLibrary Author ID
OL673748A
VIAF
2467372
Wikidata ID
Q38757

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2024-04-04