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Bertolt Brecht is one of the most prolific and influential writer-directors of the modern theatre. This fascinating anthology brings together in one volume many of the most important articles published by or about Brecht in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Brecht Sourcebook is an ideal companion to Brecht’s plays, and provides an invaluable reconsideration of Brecht’s influence and lasting legacy.
Contributors include: Lee Baxandall, Eric Bentley, Bertolt Brecht, Hans-Joachim Bunge, Paul Dessau, Martin Esslin, Henry Glade, Barclay Goldsmith, Mordecai Gorelik, Karen Laughlin, Carol Martin, W. Stuart McDowell, Erika Munk, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernst Schumacher, Diana Taylor, Tadaschi Uchino, Carl Weber, and Kurt Weill
‘There is no doubt that this book will prove a valuable companion to Brecht’s plays and affords an important re-evaluation of his work. It is no ‘coffee table book’, but a serious anthology for those anxious to probe the minds of some of the great thinkers amongst Brecht’s contemporaries.’ – Amateur Stage