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'''Bertolt Brecht''' (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, 1898–1956) was a German poet, playwright, theatre director, and Marxist.
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==Publications==
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(in German unless noted otherwise)
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* [http://monoskop.org/log/?p=9326 "Geschichten vom Herrn Keuner"], in ''Kalendergeschichten'', 1949, pp 113-126.
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** [http://monoskop.org/log/?p=9326 "Anecdotes of Mr Keuner"], trans. Yvonne Kapp and Michael Hamburger, in ''Tales from the Calendar'', 1961, pp 110-124. {{en}}
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* [http://nonsite.org/article/brecht-dossier "Brecht Dossier: Six Essays on Painting and Theater"], ''Nonsite'' 10 (Fall 2013). Extracts. {{en}}
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; Collected works
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* ''Versuche, 1-8'', Potsdam, 1930-33.
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* ''Versuche, 9-15'', Frankfurt am Main/Berlin/Weimar, 1949-77.
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* ''Stücke 1-14. Gedichte 1-10. Prosa 1-5. Schrif­ten zum Thea­ter 1-7. Schrif­ten zur Kunst und Literatur 1-3. Schriften zur Politik und Gesellschaft'' [Erste Brecht-Gesamtausgabe in 40 Bänden], Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1953-76.
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** ''Schrif­ten zum Thea­ter'', 7 vols., ed. Werner Hecht, 1963-64. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/schriften-zum-theater/oclc/636157567]
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** ''Schrif­ten zur Kunst und Literatur'' [Bd. 18-20], 3 vols., 1967-68.
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* ''Stücke 1-14. Gedichte 1-10. Prosa 1-5. Schrif­ten zum Thea­ter 1-7. Schrif­ten zur Kunst und Literatur 1-2. Schriften zur Politik und Gesellschaft 1-2'' [Erste Brecht-Gesamtausgabe in 40 Bänden], Berlin and Weimar, 1955-78.
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* ''Gesammelte Werke in 8 Bänden'', Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1967; ''Supplementband 1'', 1969; ''Supplementband 2'', 1982.
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* ''Gesammelte Werke in 20 Bänden, Schriften zur Politik und Gesellschaft'', Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1967; ''Supplementbände 1-2'', 1969; ''Supplementbände 3-4'', 1982.
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* ''Briefe'', ed. Guenther Glaeser, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1981.
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* ''Werke. Große kommentierte Berliner und Frankfurter Ausgabe'' [GBA], 30 vols., eds. Werner Hecht, Jan Knopf, Werner Mittenzwei and Klaus-Detlef Mueller, Berlin/Weimar/Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1988-2000.
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* ''Arbeitsjournal 1938-1955'', 3 vols., ed. Werner Hecht, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1993.
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* ''[https://aaaaarg.fail/thing/56631a389ff37c05dbfd5806 Brecht on Film and Radio]'', ed. & trans. Marc Silberman, Methuen, 2000; Bloomsbury, 2014. {{en}}
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* ''Sämtliche Stücke in einem Band'', Komet, 2002.
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* ''Die Gedichte in einem Band'', Suhrkamp: Frankfurt am Main, 2002.
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* ''[https://aaaaarg.fail/thing/566352969ff37c05d9fd539e Poetry and Prose]'', ed. Reinhold Grimm with Caroline Molina y Vedia, Continuum, 2003.  {{en}},{{de}}
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* ''[https://aaaaarg.fail/thing/566313919ff37c05dafd5540 Brecht on Art and Politics]'', eds. Tom Kuhn and Steve Giles, Methuen Drama, 2003; Bloomsbury, 2014. {{en}}
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* ''[https://aaaaarg.fail/thing/566314fe9ff37c05dbfd57fa The Collected Short Stories]'', intro. Marc Silberman, eds. John Willett and Ralph Manheim, Bloomsbury, 2015.
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; Bibliographies
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* [http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/BrechtGuide Brecht's Works in English: A Bibliography], by the International Brecht Society and the Bertolt-Brecht-Archiv.
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==Literature==
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* Jean-Paul Sartre, "Beyond Bourgeois Theatre", trans. Rima Dell Reck, ''TDR'' 5:3 (March 1961), pp 3-11; repr. in ''Brecht Sourcebook'', eds. Carol Martin and Henry Bial, Routledge, 2000, pp 47-54. Excerpts of the lecture ''Théatre epique et théatre dramatique'' given at the Sorbonne in the Spring of 1960. [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1124658] {{en}}
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* Martin Esslin, ''Brecht: The Man and His Work'', Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1961, [https://openlibrary.org/books/OL24588901M/ OL]. {{en}}
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* Louis Althusser, "Le 'Piccolo', Bertolazzi et Brecht (Notes sur un théâtre matérialiste)", ''Esprit'' 30:12 (December 1962), pp 946-965; repr. in Althusser, ''Pour Marx'', Paris: François Maspero, 1965, pp 129-152. {{fr}}
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** "The 'Piccolo Teatro': Bertolazzi and Brecht: Notes on a Materialist Theatre", trans. Ben Brewster, in Althusser, ''For Marx'', London: Allen Lane, 1969, pp 129-151; London and New York: Verso, 2005, pp 129-151, [http://aaaaarg.fail/thing/51c5856f6c3a0e090c5f0500].  {{en}}
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** "Das Piccolo Teatro – Bertolazzi und Brecht. Bemerkungen über ein materialistisches Theater", in Althusser, ''Für Marx'', ed. Frieder Otto Wolf, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2011, pp 161-190.
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* Walter Benjamin, ''Versuche über Brecht'', Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1966.
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** ''[[Media:Benjamin_Walter_Understanding_Brecht.pdf|Understanding Brecht]]'', London/New York: Verso, 1998. {{en}}
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* Louis Althusser, "Sur Brecht et Marx" [1968], in ''Écrits phi­lo­so­phi­ques et poli­ti­ques. Tome II'', ed. François Matheron, Paris: Stock/​IMEC, 1995, pp 541-​​548. Talk given at the Pic­colo Teatro de Milan on 1 April 1968. {{fr}}
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** [http://theoriealspraxis.blogsport.de/andere/louis-althusser-ueber-brecht-und-marx/ "Über Brecht und Marx"], ''Ber­li­ner Debatte'' 4 (2001), pp 52-59.
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** "On Brecht and Marx", trans. Max Statkiewicz, in Warren Montag, ''Louis Althusser'', Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, pp. 136-149. {{en}}
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* ''[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/German/German-idx?type=browse&scope=German.BrechtYearbook The Brecht Yearbook / Brecht-Jahrbuch]'', International Brecht Society, 1971-2009. 34 vols. {{en}},{{de}}
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* E. Etkind, ''Bertolt Brecht'', Leningrad, 1971. {{ru}}
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* ''Screen'' 16:4: "Brecht Event", London, Winter 1975. [http://screen.oxfordjournals.org/content/16/4.toc] {{en}}
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* ''[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/German/German-idx?type=browse&scope=German.BrechtComm Communications from the International Brecht Society]'', International Brecht Society, 1977-93. 34 vols. {{en}},{{multi}}
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* Roswitha Mueller, ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=9521 Bertolt Brecht and the Theory of Media]'', 1989. {{en}}
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* Fredric Jameson, ''Brecht and Method'', Verso, 1998. {{en}}
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* Carol Martin, Henry Bial (eds.), ''[http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=CB6BD1F3070D7C0A3AFF4781A1A1CC9D Brecht Sourcebook]'', Routledge, 2000. {{en}}
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* Erdmut Wizisla, ''Walter Benjamin und Bertolt Brecht – Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft'', Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp, 2004.
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** ''[http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?nametype=orig&md5=6A4160DEA6AB5011B5E4056F86381080&open=0 Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht: The Story of a Friendship]'', trans. Christine Shuttleworth, Yale University Press, 2009. {{en}}
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* Michael Schwaiger, ''[https://aaaaarg.fail/thing/5e2cecd39ff37c182e2e81de Bertolt Brecht und Erwin Piscator. Experimentelles Theater im Berlin der zwanziger Jahre]'', Vienna, 2004.
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* Hubert van den Berg, [http://hdl.handle.net/10593/8643 "On the Shoreline of Utopia. Bertolt Brecht and the Topos of Swimming"], in ''Visualizing Utopia'', eds. Mary Kemperink and Willemien Roenhorst, Leuven: Peeters, 2007, pp 121-143. {{en}}
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* [http://nonsite.org/issue-10-affect-effect-bertolt-brecht ''Nonsite'' 10: "Affect, Effect, Bertolt Brecht"], Fall 2013. {{en}}
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* Stephen Parker, ''[http://aaaaarg.fail/thing/552c446e334fe05073af2a7d Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life]'', Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014. Biography. {{en}}
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Latest revision as of 10:26, 5 March 2021

Born February 10, 1898(1898-02-10)
Augsburg, Bavaria, German Empire (today Germany)
Died August 14, 1956(1956-08-14) (aged 58)
East Berlin, East Germany (today Germany)
Web UbuWeb Sound, Aaaaarg, Wikipedia-DE

Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, 1898–1956) was a German poet, playwright, theatre director, and Marxist.

Publications[edit]

(in German unless noted otherwise)

Collected works
  • Versuche, 1-8, Potsdam, 1930-33.
  • Versuche, 9-15, Frankfurt am Main/Berlin/Weimar, 1949-77.
  • Stücke 1-14. Gedichte 1-10. Prosa 1-5. Schrif­ten zum Thea­ter 1-7. Schrif­ten zur Kunst und Literatur 1-3. Schriften zur Politik und Gesellschaft [Erste Brecht-Gesamtausgabe in 40 Bänden], Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1953-76.
    • Schrif­ten zum Thea­ter, 7 vols., ed. Werner Hecht, 1963-64. [1]
    • Schrif­ten zur Kunst und Literatur [Bd. 18-20], 3 vols., 1967-68.
  • Stücke 1-14. Gedichte 1-10. Prosa 1-5. Schrif­ten zum Thea­ter 1-7. Schrif­ten zur Kunst und Literatur 1-2. Schriften zur Politik und Gesellschaft 1-2 [Erste Brecht-Gesamtausgabe in 40 Bänden], Berlin and Weimar, 1955-78.
  • Gesammelte Werke in 8 Bänden, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1967; Supplementband 1, 1969; Supplementband 2, 1982.
  • Gesammelte Werke in 20 Bänden, Schriften zur Politik und Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1967; Supplementbände 1-2, 1969; Supplementbände 3-4, 1982.
  • Briefe, ed. Guenther Glaeser, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1981.
  • Werke. Große kommentierte Berliner und Frankfurter Ausgabe [GBA], 30 vols., eds. Werner Hecht, Jan Knopf, Werner Mittenzwei and Klaus-Detlef Mueller, Berlin/Weimar/Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1988-2000.
  • Arbeitsjournal 1938-1955, 3 vols., ed. Werner Hecht, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1993.
  • Brecht on Film and Radio, ed. & trans. Marc Silberman, Methuen, 2000; Bloomsbury, 2014. (English)
  • Sämtliche Stücke in einem Band, Komet, 2002.
  • Die Gedichte in einem Band, Suhrkamp: Frankfurt am Main, 2002.
  • Poetry and Prose, ed. Reinhold Grimm with Caroline Molina y Vedia, Continuum, 2003. (English),(German)
  • Brecht on Art and Politics, eds. Tom Kuhn and Steve Giles, Methuen Drama, 2003; Bloomsbury, 2014. (English)
  • The Collected Short Stories, intro. Marc Silberman, eds. John Willett and Ralph Manheim, Bloomsbury, 2015.
Bibliographies

Literature[edit]

  • Jean-Paul Sartre, "Beyond Bourgeois Theatre", trans. Rima Dell Reck, TDR 5:3 (March 1961), pp 3-11; repr. in Brecht Sourcebook, eds. Carol Martin and Henry Bial, Routledge, 2000, pp 47-54. Excerpts of the lecture Théatre epique et théatre dramatique given at the Sorbonne in the Spring of 1960. [2] (English)
  • Martin Esslin, Brecht: The Man and His Work, Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1961, OL. (English)
  • Louis Althusser, "Le 'Piccolo', Bertolazzi et Brecht (Notes sur un théâtre matérialiste)", Esprit 30:12 (December 1962), pp 946-965; repr. in Althusser, Pour Marx, Paris: François Maspero, 1965, pp 129-152. (French)
    • "The 'Piccolo Teatro': Bertolazzi and Brecht: Notes on a Materialist Theatre", trans. Ben Brewster, in Althusser, For Marx, London: Allen Lane, 1969, pp 129-151; London and New York: Verso, 2005, pp 129-151, [3]. (English)
    • "Das Piccolo Teatro – Bertolazzi und Brecht. Bemerkungen über ein materialistisches Theater", in Althusser, Für Marx, ed. Frieder Otto Wolf, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2011, pp 161-190.
  • Walter Benjamin, Versuche über Brecht, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1966.
  • Louis Althusser, "Sur Brecht et Marx" [1968], in Écrits phi­lo­so­phi­ques et poli­ti­ques. Tome II, ed. François Matheron, Paris: Stock/​IMEC, 1995, pp 541-​​548. Talk given at the Pic­colo Teatro de Milan on 1 April 1968. (French)
    • "Über Brecht und Marx", Ber­li­ner Debatte 4 (2001), pp 52-59.
    • "On Brecht and Marx", trans. Max Statkiewicz, in Warren Montag, Louis Althusser, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, pp. 136-149. (English)
  • The Brecht Yearbook / Brecht-Jahrbuch, International Brecht Society, 1971-2009. 34 vols. (English),(German)
  • E. Etkind, Bertolt Brecht, Leningrad, 1971. (Russian)
  • Screen 16:4: "Brecht Event", London, Winter 1975. [4] (English)
  • Communications from the International Brecht Society, International Brecht Society, 1977-93. 34 vols. (English),(multiple languages)
  • Roswitha Mueller, Bertolt Brecht and the Theory of Media, 1989. (English)
  • Fredric Jameson, Brecht and Method, Verso, 1998. (English)
  • Carol Martin, Henry Bial (eds.), Brecht Sourcebook, Routledge, 2000. (English)
  • Erdmut Wizisla, Walter Benjamin und Bertolt Brecht – Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft, Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp, 2004.
  • Michael Schwaiger, Bertolt Brecht und Erwin Piscator. Experimentelles Theater im Berlin der zwanziger Jahre, Vienna, 2004.
  • Hubert van den Berg, "On the Shoreline of Utopia. Bertolt Brecht and the Topos of Swimming", in Visualizing Utopia, eds. Mary Kemperink and Willemien Roenhorst, Leuven: Peeters, 2007, pp 121-143. (English)
  • Nonsite 10: "Affect, Effect, Bertolt Brecht", Fall 2013. (English)
  • Stephen Parker, Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014. Biography. (English)