A History of the Berliner Ensemble

A History of the Berliner Ensemble

The first study in any language of the Berliner Ensemble, the theatre company co-founded by Bertolt Brecht.

Author: David Barnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107059795

Category: Drama

Page: 528

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The first study in any language of the Berliner Ensemble, the theatre company co-founded by Bertolt Brecht.
Categories: Drama

Berliner Ensemble Adaptations

Berliner Ensemble Adaptations

Berliner. Ensemble. Adaptations. BERTOLT BRECHT Bertolt Brecht was born in
Augsburg on 10 February 1898 and died in Berlin on 14 August 1956. He grew to
maturity as a playwright in the frenetic years of the twenties and early thirties, ...

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472506641

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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This volume contains Brecht's post-1950 adaptations of world dramatic classics for the Berliner Ensemble. Brecht's remodeled versions show all of the great dramatist's characteristic preoccupations: hatred of personal greatness, admiration of the people and hatred of war unless waged on behalf of the people who, to him, were the embodiment of wisdom and good sense. The Tutor is a 1950s adaptation of an 18th century play by J.M.R. Lenz and is a savage portrait of the subservience of German intellectuals and schoolmasters to the whims of the rich and powerful. Coriolanus is an unfinished adaptation of Shakespeare's play, using the Roman story to reflect Marxist theories of class struggle. Don Juan, a collaborative adaptation of Molière's play, redefines the charming social parasite as both a ridiculous egoist and an example of a dangerously attractive, theatrically mythic personality type. The Trial of Joan of Arc at Rouen adapts a radio play by Anna Seghers which was based on the original records of the trial of Joan of Arc. Trumpets and Drums is an adaptation of Farquhar's 18th century Restoration comedy The Recruiting Officer, which transfers the action to the American Civil War and introduces comments on imperialism and colonial conquest.
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Bertolt Brecht s Adaptations for the Berliner Ensemble

Bertolt Brecht s Adaptations for the Berliner Ensemble

Since literature is part of history , which must not be falsified , and since his
present ideas would be of less value without the knowledge of his earlier ones ,
Brecht decided to admit this play . To suppress it would not be enough — what is
 ...

Author: Arrigo V. Subiotto

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 0900547375

Category: Berliner Ensemble

Page: 207

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Categories: Berliner Ensemble

Socialist Laments

Socialist Laments

... and Ernst Busch— the only member of the Berliner Ensemble to participate in
the service— performed The Song of the United Front (Einheitsfrontlied) by
Brecht and Eisler.40 In his history of the Berliner Ensemble, David Barnett argues
that ...

Author: Martha Sprigge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197546345

Category: Music

Page:

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Antifascist and socialist monuments pervaded the landscape of the former German Democratic Republic (1949-89), presenting a distorted vision of the national past. Official commemorative culture in East Germany celebrated a selective set of political heroes, seeming to leave no public space for mourning those who were excluded from the country's founding myths. Socialist Laments: Musical Mourning in the German Democratic Republic examines the role of music in this nation's memorial culture, demonstrating how music facilitated the expressions of loss within spaces of commemoration for East German citizens. Music performed during state-sponsored memorial rituals no doubt bolstered official narratives of the German past. But it simultaneously provided an outlet for mourning in highly politicized environment. The book presents both a history and theory of musical mourning in East Germany. Using a site-specific approach to analysis, author Martha Sprigge demonstrates how the multiple semantic networks opened up by these musical works facilitated many memorial associations without necessitating the overt articulation of a mourned subject. Throughout the country's forty-year existence, music offered East German citizens an audible outlet for working through traumatic losses-both collective and individual-that was distinct from other artistic expressive possibilities. The book reveals the ways that East Germany's extensive commemorative repertoire helped composers, performers, and audiences navigate between the inevitable need to mourn on the one hand, and the seeming impossibilities of mourning on the other.
Categories: Music

Brecht in Practice

Brecht in Practice

The book analyses how Brecht's ideas can come alive in rehearsal and performance, and reveals just how carefully Brecht realized his vision of a politicized, interventionist theatre.

Author: David Barnett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408186022

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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David Barnett invites readers, students and theatre-makers to discover new ways of apprehending and making use of Brecht in this clear and accessible study of Brecht's theories and practices. The book analyses how Brecht's ideas can come alive in rehearsal and performance, and reveals just how carefully Brecht realized his vision of a politicized, interventionist theatre. What emerges is a nuanced understanding of Brecht's concepts, his work with actors and his approaches to directing. The reader is encouraged to engage with his method which sought to 'make theatre politically', in order to appreciate the innovations he introduced into his stagecraft. Barnett provides many examples of how Brecht's ideas can be staged, and the final chapter takes a closer look at two very different plays: one written by Brecht and one by a playwright with no acknowledged connection to Brecht. Through an interrogation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Patrick Marber's Closer, Barnett asks how a Brechtian approach can enliven and illuminate production.
Categories: Performing Arts

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

An essential three-volume collection of over 70 key readings exploring the work of theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht spanning the last 50 years.

Author: David Barnett

Publisher: Critical and Primary Sources

ISBN: 1474299490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre

The Cambridge Guide to Theatre

Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.

Author: Martin Banham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521434378

Category: Drama

Page: 1233

View: 794

Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.
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History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre

12 Brecht ' s production of his The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Berliner
Ensemble , 1954 . Setting by Karl von Appen . From Décor de Théâtre dans le
Monde depuis 1935 . Deutsches Theater from 1946 to 1962 , was noted for his
Marxist ...

Author: Oscar Gross Brockett

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003286155

Category: Drama

Page: 779

View: 420

This is a basic history of the theater from the Egyptians to the present.
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Theatre in the Berlin Republic

Theatre in the Berlin Republic

This work's focus is on theatre at the intersection of culture and politics during and after German reunification and the evolution of the Berlin Republic.

Author: Denise Varney

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039111108

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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This work's focus is on theatre at the intersection of culture and politics during and after German reunification and the evolution of the Berlin Republic. It contains the proceedings of a symposium that took place in Melbourne in September 2006.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Brecht Jahrbuch

Brecht Jahrbuch

Thoughts on a Walking Corpse : the Berliner Ensemble Five Years after the "
Wende " Martin Linzer The complex history of the Berliner Ensemble , founded by
Brecht in the same year as the birth of the GDR , has not yet been written .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066022560

Category:

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Helene Weigel 100

Helene Weigel 100

A special "Forum" section is devoted to the exchange of letters between Brecht, Steffin, and Arnold Zweig, edited by Heidrun Loper. Distributed for the International Brecht Society In English and German ISSN 0734-8665

Author: Judith Wilke

Publisher: International Brecht Society

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028885049

Category: History

Page: 460

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Volume 25 of The Brecht Yearbook celebrates the centenary of Helene Weigel, one of the great actresses of the twentieth century, founder and artistic director of the Berliner Ensemble, key artistic personality in the German Democratic Republic, and wife of Bertolt Brecht. Important Brecht scholars, friends, and collaborators of Weigel examine her multifaceted career in articles and interviews. A special "Forum" section is devoted to the exchange of letters between Brecht, Steffin, and Arnold Zweig, edited by Heidrun Loper. Distributed for the International Brecht Society In English and German ISSN 0734-8665
Categories: History

Berlin

Berlin

during 1956 – 1961 ( this included appearing with the Berliner Ensemble ) and
was Director of the Burgtheater for five years in the 1970s . 18 His polemical
history of the Burgtheater , published in 2003 , presents the Burgtheater tradition
as ...

Author: Godela Weiss-Sussex

Publisher:

ISBN: 3891298676

Category: Berlin (Germany)

Page: 270

View: 602

Categories: Berlin (Germany)

Brecht on Theatre

Brecht on Theatre

Selections from the celebrated German playwright's writings on the nature and direction of twentieth-century drama

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809005420

Category: Drama

Page: 294

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Selections from the celebrated German playwright's writings on the nature and direction of twentieth-century drama
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Intersections

Intersections

Thoughts on a Walking Corpse : the Berliner Ensemble Five Years after the “
Wende " Martin Linzer The complex history of the Berliner Ensemble , founded by
Brecht in the same year as the birth of the GDR , has not yet been written .

Author: Maarten Van Dijk

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017734554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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This collection focuses on the intersections of Bertolt Brecht’s work with that of other writers and artists, examining in particular questions of collective creation. Further essays discuss production, Brecht and the Jews, and connections with artists as diverse as Eisler, Felsenstein, Busoni, Anna Seghers, Breughel, and Shakespeare. A selection of theoretical essays, a discussion forum, and book reviews conclude the volume. Many of the essays are based on papers from the Ninth Symposium of the International Brecht Society held in Augsburg, Germany, in March, 1995. Distributed for the International Brecht Society In English and German
Categories: Literary Criticism

Berlin s Philharmonic Hall

Berlin s Philharmonic Hall

... demonic force and genious for sound wängler era , other great conductors also
stood before the give his interpretations a unique quality that will forever Berlin
ensemble . Bruno Walter alone conducted his own influence the history of music .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5109301

Category: Music-halls

Page: 16

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Categories: Music-halls

Performing Brecht

Performing Brecht

Performing Brecht is an unprecedented history of the productions of Brecht's plays in Britain over forty years.

Author: Margaret Eddershaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134895403

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 407

Performing Brecht is an unprecedented history of the productions of Brecht's plays in Britain over forty years. Margaret Eddershaw surveys all aspects of Brecht in performance, from his methodologies to his place in postmodernist theatre and beyond. She focuses on key productions by directors including George Devine, Sam Wanamaker, William Gaskill, Howard Davies, John Dexter and Richard Eyre. Eddershaw also provides three in-depth case studies of productions in the 1990s, incorporating her own exclusive access to the rehearsals and in-depth interviews with directors and performers. The case studies are: * The Good Person of Sechuan, directed by Deborah Warner and starring Fiona Shaw; * Mother Courage, directed by Philip Prowse and starring Glenda Jackson; * The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by Di Trevis and starring Antony Sher
Categories: Performing Arts

Theater Three

Theater Three

... that it forgets not only the socialpolitical conditions of the time , but also that
other crucial occurrences in the history of ... of regional repertory theatres ( the
first of which , the Coventry Belgrade , opened in 1958 ) ; and the Berliner
Ensemble ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4109587

Category: Drama

Page:

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Daring to Play

Daring to Play

'Daring to Play' is the study of Bertolt Brecht's theatre by Manfred Wekwerth.

Author: Manfred Wekwerth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136709111

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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'Daring to Play' is the study of Bertolt Brecht's theatre by Manfred Wekwerth. Wekwerth aims to challenge prevailing myths and misconceptions of Brecht's theatre, instead providing a refreshing and accessible approach to his plays and theatrical craft.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of the Theatre

A History of the Theatre

... theatre from Berlin Bolshevik Revolution in Russia Armistice signed : Germany
becomes a Republic First screening of ... Arthur Miller ' s Death of a Salesman
produced in New York Bertolt Brecht founds the Berliner Ensemble in East Berlin
 ...

Author: Glynne William Gladstone Wickham

Publisher: Oxford : Phaidon

ISBN: 0714823228

Category: Theater

Page: 264

View: 927

Covers 3,000 years of theatre history (including opera, ballet, cinema and spectacle, compares and contrasts Eastern and Western drama and examines and explains the actor's place in society. An invaluable sourcebook for ideas with 230 illustrations carefully selected).
Categories: Theater