The Good Woman of Setzuan

The Good Woman of Setzuan

The Open Fist Theatre presents a re-imagined version of Bertolt Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan.

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0141189177

Category: German drama

Page: 144

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The Open Fist Theatre presents a re-imagined version of Bertolt Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan. Set in the imaginary city of Setzuan in pre-communist China, the play explores themes of good and evil, love and betrayal and male/female identity. The Brecht approach uses song, dance and style to create a humorous and provocative look at how humanity deals with love, money and social injustice.
Categories: German drama

Parables for the Theatre

Parables for the Theatre

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Minneapolis, U. of Minnesota P

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037764656

Category: German drama

Page: 182

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Categories: German drama

Two Plays

Two Plays

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:153919991

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Page: 192

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Performing Women

Performing Women

18 What does this mean for a performance of The Good Person of Szechwan ? It
means that we may restore the lack of earnestness to the script , acknowledging
the fictionalized moral tale of the failure of a good person to flourish in a ...

Author: Gay Gibson Cima

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801483379

Category: Drama

Page: 233

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Argues that critics have misunderstood the relationship between male playwrights and women's roles because they have neglected the interpretive skills of the actresses playing those roles. Analyzes hypothetical as well as historical performances to demonstrate how women have invented acting styles to portray women created by playwrights from Ibsen to Beckett. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Drama

Views Beyond the Border Country

Views Beyond the Border Country

2 5 Williams contrasts the dialogical openness of Brecht's " mature plays " of the
late 1930s such as The Good Woman of Setzuan , Mother Courage and Her
Children , and The Life of Galileo with the " bare exposition of morality " in some
of his ...

Author: Dennis L. Dworkin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415902762

Category: Education

Page: 364

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This collection examines the influence of Raymond Williams on the work of radical intellectuals. It especially looks at the limitation of Williams' political vision and commitment.
Categories: Education

Contradictory Characters

Contradictory Characters

An Interpretation of the Modern Theatre Albert Bermel. THE PARAGON AS
OPPRESSOR The Good Woman of Setzuan ( Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan ) by
Bertolt Brecht ( 1943 ) Under what fatal star was it necessary that I should be born
?

Author: Albert Bermel

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810114410

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

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Providing an interpretation of the modern theatre, this is a new edition of a classic work of drama criticism.
Categories: Performing Arts

Asia In Western Fiction

Asia In Western Fiction

In The Good Woman of Setzuan the details of daily small-town Chinese life are
lovingly and cleverly drawn, in an environment from which any 'Western'
elements have been removed as if to emphasise yet further the universalities of
the ...

Author: James R. Rush

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 082481293X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Offering insights into racial and cultural stereotyping and popular notions of imperialism, Asia in Western Fiction traces how Asia and Asians have been depicted in novels and other works of Western fiction, with an emphasis on works available in English. The book describes and analyzes themes and cliches common to literature that have contributed to our understanding, or misunderstanding, of Asia and its peoples.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Good Person of Setzuan

The Good Person of Setzuan

The new edition of Brecht's Selected Poems includes both Brecht's best-known poems, many of which later made their way into his plays, as well as some that have never before been published in this country.

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:438824093

Category: American drama

Page: 128

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Everyone knows that Bertolt Brecht was one of the great twentieth-century innovators in theater -- the equivalent in his art of a Picasso or Stravinsky -- but the playwright was also a dazzling writer of stories as well as a lifelong poet. In Collected Stories, which includes the prize-winning "The Monster" and the fragmentary memoir "Life Story of the Boxer Samson-Korner", fans will find the same directness, lack of affectation, and wry humor that characterize his plays. The new edition of Brecht's Selected Poems includes both Brecht's best-known poems, many of which later made their way into his plays, as well as some that have never before been published in this country. For his new adaptation of The Goad Person of Setzuan, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Tony Kushner commissioned a literal translation, which he then refined as any translator would, but with the flair of an innate dramatist.
Categories: American drama

The Theory and Analysis of Drama

The Theory and Analysis of Drama

A particularly striking example of this is the famous epilogue to Brecht's The Good
Woman of Setzuan, in which one of the actors, speaking out of character,
apologises to the audience for the lack of a final dénouement and invites it to find
its ...

Author: Manfred Pfister

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052142383X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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Manfred Pfister's book is the first to provide a coherent comprehensive framework for the analysis of plays in all their dramatic and theatrical dimensions. The material on which his analysis is based covers all genres and periods. His approach is systematic rather than historical, combining more abstract categorisations with detailed interpretations of sample texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English A L

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English  A L

6 : The Good Person of Szechuan and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui ,
translated by Ralph Manheim ; vol . ... 1948 ( contains The Good Woman of
Setzuan , The Caucasian Chalk Circle ) ; revised by Eric Bentley , as Parables for
the Theatre ...

Author: O. Classe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1884964362

Category: Reference

Page: 1714

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Includes articles about translations of the works of specific authors and also more general topics pertaining to literary translation.
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Brecht The Dramatist

Brecht  The Dramatist

PUNTILA ' AND ' THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN ' Squire Puntila and his Man
Matti , written in 1940 – 1 on the basis of stories by the Finnish author Wuolijoki ,
is more of an ' epic ' play in its structure than almost any other of Brecht ' s ...

Author: Ronald Gray

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521290031

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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Ronald Gray explores the dramatist's interacting roles as a committed Marxist and an innovative craftsman.
Categories: Drama

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Critical essays cover Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Good Woman of Sezuan, Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438116396

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Page: 99

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Critical essays cover Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Good Woman of Sezuan, Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
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