Bertolt Brecht: Political Theory and Literary Practice by Betty WeberBertolt Brecht: Political Theory and Literary Practice by Betty Weber

Bertolt Brecht: Political Theory and Literary Practice

EditorBetty Weber, Hubert Heinen

Paperback | March 1, 2010

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First published in 1980, this collection of fifteen original essays touches on a variety of topics related to the genesis of Brecht's works and their impact on contemporary literature, theater, and film. Discussed are Brecht's confrontation with Marxism and its political manifestations, the influence of his work on film and theater practitioners, the uses his literary descendants have made of his political commitment, and much more.
Betty Nance Weber was on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin until her death in 1979. She had published on German theater and literature and had worked with experimental theater groups producing original scripts. Her study of the chalk circle plays, Brechts Kreidekreis: Eine Interpretation, was one of the volumes chosen to...
Title:Bertolt Brecht: Political Theory and Literary PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.03 × 6.02 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820334782

ISBN - 13:9780820334783


Editorial Reviews

Fill[s] a gap in the English Brecht criticism and provide[s] the English speaking reader with a framework for analyzing the political dimension of Brecht's work. As such, it should be hailed as a welcome addition to the secondary literature in this field.

- German Quarterly