Jewish Wife and Other Short Plays: Includes: In Search of Justice; Informer; Elephant Calf; Measures Taken; Exception and the Rule; Salzburg Dance of Death
These six plays represent the best and most humorous of Brecht's shorter works. The Jewish Wife is from the Fear and Misery in the Third Reich cycle of one-act plays, which, along with In Search of Justice and The Informer, chromicles the hardships of life in Nazi Germany. The Exception and the Rule, one of Brecht's most popular short works, grimly depicts the consequences...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 28th 1994 by Grove Press
(first published March 28th 1971)
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اغلب اثار برتولد برشت به فارسی برگردانده شده؛ "سقراط مجروح" کیکاووس جهانداری / "در انبوه شهرها" عبدالرحمن صدریه / "استثناء و قاعده" محمود اعتماد زاده(م. به آذین) / "ان که گفت آری و آن که گفت نه" مصطفی رحیمی / زندگانی گالیله (گالیله ئو گالیله ئی) عبدالرحیم احمدی / "ترس و نکبت رایش سوم" شریف لنکرانی / "ننه دلاور و فرزندان او" مصطفی رحیمی / "آدم، آدم است" دو ترجمه از شریف لنکرانی و امین موید / "بچه فیل" و استنطاق لوکولوس" شریف لنکرانی / "زن نیک سچوان" دو ترجمه از فریده ی لاشایی و مهدی زمانیان / "دا...more
I was surprised at how short and simply written these plays were. They detail everyday life in early Nazi Germany. Nothing brutal by today's standard is depicted, but some of the plays really creep inside of you and linger. Murder and atrocity has a way of becoming depersonalized when it's removed and in such staggering numbers. To read the Informer, one of the short plays in this collection, is to get ten minutes of fly on the wall time inside one family's kitchen. A husband and wife send their...more
I read this for a Third Reich Lit class in college (yes, it actually was called Third Reich, and no, it wasn't propaganda). Anyway, I've actually reread "The Jewish Wife" several times since. Perhaps it was because my professor was so passionate about it, but really, I find that its a very short play, but says so much about what the people of Germany were going through during such a crazy time.
Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht) was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht a...moreMore about Bertolt Brecht...