Seven Plays by Bertolt Brecht

Seven Plays by Bertolt Brecht Seven plays by Bertolt Brecht edited and with an introduction by Eric Bentley Man s Man Saint Joan of the Stockyards Mother Courage Galileo The Good Woman of Setzuan and The Caucasian Chalk Circ

  • Title: Seven Plays by Bertolt Brecht
  • Author: Bertolt Brecht Eric Bentley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Seven plays by Bertolt Brecht, edited and with an introduction by Eric Bentley Man s Man, Saint Joan of the Stockyards, Mother Courage, Galileo, The Good Woman of Setzuan, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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    1. Only read "The good woman of Setzuan", but I think it is enough to appreciate how difficult these experimental plays are. This is the story of a woman who is nice and good and for that reason people take advantage of her and she is never able to make enough money to survive, so she decides to invent a distant cousin that comes to visit and helps her to run the business. The cousin has a very though personality and is mean with people and eventually makes profit with the business by turning it in [...]

    2. I can't honestly recommend reading all of Brecht's plays at once, or even seven of them at once. But I was pleasantly surprised by a few of these. My favorite is The Caucasian Chalk Circle, because it has an interesting structure and the sort of fable atmosphere makes the politics more palatable. But Mother Courage, Galileo and The Good Woman of Szechuan are all great plays too. Just not all at the same time, it isn't good for you. Me.

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