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  Bertolt Brecht - MSN Encarta
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), the most influential German dramatist and theoretician of the theater in the 20th century.
Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht was born in Augsburg, Bavaria.
Brecht's greatest achievement is, without doubt, his contribution to the repertory of the international theater.
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  Bertolt Brecht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht February 10, 1898 – August 14, 1956) was an influential German communist dramatist, stage director, and poet of the 20th century.
Brecht died in 1956 of a heart attack at the age of 58.
Brecht left the Berliner Ensemble to his wife, the actress Helene Weigel, which she ran until her death in 1971.
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 Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht was concerned with encouraging audiences to think rather than becoming too involved in the story line and to identify with the characters.
Brecht’s second wife, Helene Weigel, whom he had married in 1928, was his chief actress and carried on as a director.
Brecht formutated his literary theories much in reaction to Georg Lukács (1885-1971), a Hungarian philosopher and Marxist literary theoretician.
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 Bertolt Brecht Images
Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht February 10, 1898 – August 14, 1956) was an influential German socialist dramatist, stage director, and poet of the 20th century.
Bertolt Brecht was born born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht on February 10, 1898.
Bertolt Brecht was born in Augsburg, Bavaria to a mother of Protestant descent and a Catholic father who was director of a paper company.
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 indevbrecht
Bertolt Brecht was born in 1898 in Germany, and his theories of stage presentation exerted more influence on mid- century theatre in western theatre than any other individual.
Brecht was also cut off from the German theatre, in which the spectator tended to identitfy with the characters on stage and become emtionally involved with them rather than being stirred to think about his own life.
Brecht wanted the audience to have in mind that a performane is being watched, rather then allowing itself to suspend their feeling of disbelief for the duration of the play.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Bertolt Brecht   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brecht's theatrical vision turned didactic in the mid-1920s with his immersion in Marxism and his development of a social conscience.
Brecht used this style as a tool for his politics; he felt theater was a means to confront social problems, not escape them.
Brecht fumed against the "complete passivity" and "hypnotized effect" of conventional, Aristotelian theater, which demands the synchronicity of spectators’ emotions with those of their staged doppelgangers.
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 Bertolt Brecht
However, Brecht’s innovation in staging (as well as contemporaries Piscator, Stravinisky, Pirandello, and Claudel) brought the epic on stage, and revealed that the relationship of dramatic and epic spectator is not a duality; it is dialectic, there are dramatic aspects to epic pieces and epic aspects in drama.
Brecht used devices such as having actors break the frame of the story, by approaching the spectators to engage them in reflective dialog, projecting dialog on the back wall, having actors hold up signs critical of their character, etc. to keep the audience from falling into a dramatic aesthetic trap of empathy (i.e.
Brecht’s dialectic, I believe is to confront the spectator with a contradiction of the knowledge they have from experience and from books with what rearrangements the actors “seize and maintain in their performance” (p.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht was born on February 10, 1898, in the medieval city of Augsburg, part of the Bavarian section of the German Empire.
Brecht was a sickly child, having a congenital heart condition and a facial tic.
Brecht is buried in the Dorotheenfriedhof in Berlin.
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 Who was Bertolt Brecht?
Bertolt Brecht was born on February 10, 1898 in Augsburg, Germany.
Brecht's next play was In the Jungle of the Cities, a play which prompted one critic to say, Spheres of light and confusion revolve about this young man: his emotions are rooted in primordial sounds: his hands uncover fragments of life.
Brecht was definitely not one of the first people to write radio dramas, but nonetheless he had an influence on radio theory and also on many radio-drama-authors.
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 Bertolt Brecht Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bertolt Brecht is born in Augsburg, Bavaria where his father runs a paper mill.
Brecht's adaptation of The Duchess of Malfi premieres in Boston.
Bertolt Brecht dies of a heart attack at the age of 58.
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 Bertolt Brecht Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Bertolt Brecht was born on Feb. 10, 1898, in Augsburg.
Brecht's early plays, including Im Dickicht der Städte (1923; Jungle of the Cities), are works in which he gradually frees himself from the expressionist conventions of the avant-garde theater of his day, especially its idealism.
But Brecht's actual concern was to demonstrate the self-perpetuating folly of Mother Courage's naive collaboration with the system that exploits her and destroys her family.
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 Brecht
In Baal, Brecht announces the object of his enduring hatred, contempt, and disbelief: the individual, that is to say, moral experience: "the individual...our age groans too heavily under the weight of this child of the sixteenth century that the nineteenth fed to monstrous size...We are anonymous forces.
Brecht was not interested in them as individuals, but as striking images of the human body in its assertiveness, natural ectasy, and desire to endure.
Brecht regarded a theater of illusion and identification as downright obscene, and identification with the characters on the stage appeared equally indecent to him.
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 Bertolt Brecht at LiteratureClassics.com -- essays, resources
Brecht's guiding theatrical principle related to alienating the audience from the events on stage so that they could absorb the social and political significance of the characters' actions.
In his works Brecht have been concerned with encouraging audiences to think rather than becoming too involved in the story and to identify with the characters.
Brecht developed a form of drama called epic theatre in which ideas or didactic lessons are important.
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 Bertolt Brecht
Brecht had a clear vision, given to him by his Marxist world outlook, on the working class and its Communist Party, on the broad Anti-Fascist Front, on the future of the working class and the working masses under socialism.
Brecht did not reach his communist convictions about the art of the working class by accident, but by taking part with determination in the hard class struggle of the society of the time, according to his militant motto: 'Fight in writing!'.
The Marxist world outlook gave Brecht a correct understanding of, and a clear orientation towards, the classes and social relations of his time, the origin of fascism and its significance for the future of society when the working class would be master of the country.
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 Drama: Bertolt Brecht   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The International Brecht Society Homepage is maintained as a service to scholars, critics, students, and theater people around the world who are interested in the works and thought of Brecht.
Brecht eventually moved to Berlin, the theatrical center of Germany, and by 1926 was on his way to becoming a communist.
Brecht wanted his audience to be in a dialectical and sometimes alienated relationship to the drama.
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 Bertolt Brecht [1898 - 1956], , Legends, Bertolt Brecht [1898 - 1956] profile, An East German playwright, dramatized ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bertolt Brecht, born on Feb. 10, 1898, died on Aug. 14, 1956, one of the great German poets and playwrights, had a key influence on modern drama.
Primarily, however, Brecht was the very concrete and intelligible poet of what he called the "Dark Times" in which he lived.
But despite their rare appearance on commercial stages such as those on Broadway, Brecht's works have assumed the status of classics, and his theatrical techniques have shaped the substance and structure of much of modern drama.
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 Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht's main fame comes as a playwright, but he was a great poet as well.
Brecht served as a medical orderly in the last year of World War I and critics claim that his experience there of man's inhumanity to man was formative of much of his work.
Bertolt Brecht's greatest success was 'The Threepenny Opera' based on John Gay's 'Beggar's Opera' and features music by Kurt Weill.
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 Bertolt Brecht Biography and Summary
Bertolt Brecht's status as one of the major playwrights of the twentieth century is largely uncontested.
Bertolt Brecht is one of the great names not only of twentieth-century German literature but of modern world literature.
Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht February 10, 1898 – August 14, 1956) was an influential German commun...
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 A Bertolt Brecht Chronology
Brecht's leather coat, for example, this icon in the photographs, a piece of clothing deliberately sewn together crookedly (so that the collar would nicely stick out!), proves to me that appearance--that which is "put on" the literary subject matter--was very important to Brecht.
Brecht took everything, especially much from women (which at the moment is everywhere a topic of discussion again)--women who have loved him, and who have worked on his behalf with the energy of their affection.
Brecht's earliest work was heavily influenced by German Expressionism, but it was his preoccupation with Marxism and the idea that man and society could be intellectually analysed that led him to develop his theory of "epic theatre." Brecht believed that theatre should appeal not to the spectator's feelings but to his reason.
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Brecht Yabancılaştırma kavramını ilk kez 1936'da yazdığı "Çin Oyununda Yabancılaştırma Etkileri" adlı yazısında kullanmıştır.
Bu oyundan sonra Brecht, faşizmin siyasal bir ikna aracı olarak duyusal kışkırtmaya yöneldiği dönemde, sanatın bunun tersini yapması gerektiğini söyleyerek; duru, zihni kışkırtan bir oyun tekniği arayışına koyulur.
Brecht, öyle bir dünyayı ima eder ki, insani değerlerden yoksunluk bir girişimciliktir, ama insani değerlere bireysel bir dönüş, bir tür "Johanna olma arzusu" bu girişimcilik karşısında alternatif değildir.
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 Bertholt Brecht
Brecht attempted to develop a new approach to the the theatre.
Brecht's plays reflected a Marxist interpretation of society and when Adolf Hitler gained power in 1933 he was forced to flee from Germany.
Brecht was one of those named and after giving evidence to the House of Un-American Activities Committee, where he denied being a member of the American Communist Party, he left for East Germany.
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 Brecht @ Script Directory, Theatre w/Anatoly
Bertolt Brecht was born in Augsburg, Germany, on 10 February, 1898.
Brecht called his modern theatre the Epic Theatre and this was to be the theatre for the modern, scientific era.
Bertolt Brecht was already an established playwright of international stature when he completed and published his Short Organum in 1948.
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 Bertolt Brecht
Brecht had a clear vision, given to him by his Marxist world outlook, on the working class and its Communist Party, on the broad Anti-Fascist Front, on the future of the working class and the working masses under socialism.
Brecht did not reach his communist convictions about the art of the working class by accident, but by taking part with determination in the hard class struggle of the society of the time, according to his militant motto: 'Fight in writing!'.
The Marxist world outlook gave Brecht a correct understanding of, and a clear orientation towards, the classes and social relations of his time, the origin of fascism and its significance for the future of society when the working class would be master of the country.
revolutionarydemocracy.org /rdv4n2/brecht.htm   (4825 words)

  
 Biographie: Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1956
Bei der Premiere von "Trommeln in der Nacht" in Berlin lernt Brecht Helene Weigel kennen.
Brechts und Banholzers Sohn fällt als deutscher Soldat an der Ostfront.
Brecht nimmt an der Gründungsveranstaltung der Deutschen Akademie der Künste teil, deren Vizepräsident er 1954 wird.
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 AllRefer.com - Bertolt Brecht (German Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Bertolt Brecht[ber´tOlt brekht] Pronunciation Key, 1898–1956, German dramatist and poet, b.
Instead of identifying with their roles, actors were instructed merely to demonstrate the actions of the characters they portrayed.
Sets and lighting were designed to prevent the illusion of the theater from gaining sway, and Brecht revealed elements of the staging process itself.
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 Bertolt Brecht
Brecht wurde 1898 in Augsburg geboren und ist 1956 in Berlin gestorben.
Dreigroschenheft - Informationen zu Bertolt Brecht (Kurt Idrizovic, Augsburg)
Februar wäre Bertolt Brecht 100 Jahre alt geworden.
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 International Brecht Society
The International Brecht Society Homepage is maintained as a service to scholars, critics, students, and theater people round the world who are interested in the works and thought of Brecht.
It is committed to maintaining Brecht as a living force in the theater as well as in the political and cultural arenas, so that he remains - as he wished - an "unsettling presence".
Upcoming/recent Brecht performances in New Haven, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
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