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Title:
Bentley on Brecht
Author:
Bentley, Eric, 1916-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Applause, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
454 pages, 27 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"An Applause original."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557833310
Format :
Book

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Central Library PT2603.R397 Z5587 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Included in this are Bentley's published analyses and commentaries on Brecht's plays, as well as some new thoughts of recent years. Also included is Bentley's highly personal memoir of his years with Brecht; his personal recollections of Charles Laughton's L.A. production of Galileo and Brecht's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Dedicationsp. ix
1998
Prefacep. xi
The Brecht Commentariesp. 3
1998
Brecht's Reputationp. 5
1943
The Trial of Lucullusp. 12
1944
The Private Life of the Master Racep. 17
1946
From Strindberg to Brechtp. 35
1950
The Stagecraft of Bertolt Brechtp. 57
1960
Seven Playsp. 76
In the Swampp. 79
A Man's a Manp. 82
Saint Joan of the Stockyardsp. 87
Galileop. 89
The Good Woman of Setzuanp. 96
Mother Couragep. 106
The Caucasian Chalk Circlep. 112
1962
A Man's a Manp. 120
What Is a Zonk?p. 128
1963
Baalp. 137
1964
A New Aestheticismp. 149
1965
Why Has Broadway Rejected Bertolt Brecht?p. 154
Edward IIp. 158
Mother Couragep. 180
1966
The Caucasian Chalk Circle (I)p. 190
The Caucasian Chalk Circle (II)p. 195
Galileo (I)p. 212
1967
Galileo (II)p. 244
1969
Ibsen, Shaw, Brechtp. 251
Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956)p. 292
1971
Days of the Communep. 309
1976
The Threepenny Operap. 320
1977
The Measures Takenp. 328
1979
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonnyp. 333
1980
Brecht-Bentley Correspondencep. 340
1986
The Influence of Brechtp. 353
1989
Dramatic Poetry Was Reborn in Germanyp. 365
The Brecht Memoirp. 373
Bentley-Brecht Correspondencep. 444
Notesp. 459
Postscriptp. 462
Appendix 1 Answers to a Questionnairep. 483
Appendix 2 A Bibliography of Other Works on Brecht by Bentleyp. 487
Appendix 3 Another Bibliography: Bentley Translations of Brechtp. 493
Index to Brecht Works and Charactersp. 499
Indexp. 503

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