Brecht on Theatre

Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic
TitleBrecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1957
AuthorsBrecht, Bertolt, and John Willett
PublisherHill and Wang
CityNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN or ASIN Number809005425
This volume offers a major selection of Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking critical writing. Here, arranged in chronological order, are essays from 1918 to 1956, in which Brecht explores his definition of the Epic Theatre and his theory of alienation-effects in directing, acting, and writing, and discusses, among other works, The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Mother Courage, Puntila, and Galileo. Also included is "A Short Organum for the Theatre," Brecht's most complete exposition of his revolutionary philosophy of drama.