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Bertolt Brecht

German poet, playwright, theatre director

1898   -   1956

country of citizenship: German Empire, German Democratic Republic, Weimar Republic, Austria
educated at: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
occupation: playwright, lyricist, screenwriter, theatre director, poet, librettist, literary critic, writer, author, resistance fighter
award received: National Prize of East Germany, International Stalin Prize for Peace

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Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (; German: [bʁɛçt]; 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet. Living in Munich during the Weimar Republic, he had his first successes with theatre plays, whose themes were often influenced by his Marxist thought. He was the main proponent of the genre named epic theatre (which he preferred to call "dialectical theatre"). During the Nazi period and World War II he lived in exile, first in Scandinavia and then in the United States. Returning to East Berlin after the war, he established the theatre company Berliner Ensemble with his wife and long-time collaborator, actress Helene Weigel.
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The Threepenny Opera

1928 musical play by Bertolt Brecht; provides a socialist critique of capitalism; adapted from John Gay's 18th-century ballad opera The Beggar's Opera with music by Kurt Weill and insertion ballads by François Villon and Rudyard Kipling

author: Bertolt Brecht, Elisabeth Hauptmann


Mother Courage and Her Children

play written by Bertolt Brecht

author: Bertolt Brecht


Collected plays

author: Bertolt Brecht

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