Bertolt Brecht


Born
in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
February 10, 1898

Died
August 14, 1956

Genre

Influences


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 Ensemblethe post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long-time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigelwith its internationally acclaimed productions.

From his late twenties Brecht remained a life-long committed Marxist who, in developing the combined theory and practice of his 'epic theatre', synthesized and extended the experiments of Piscator and Meyerhold to explore the theatre as a
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“Art is not a mirror held up to reality
but a hammer with which to shape it.”
Bertolt Brecht

“Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.”
Bertolt Brecht

“The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.”
Bertolt Brecht

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Virginia Woolf - Deniz Feneri - 1927, 247 sayfa
 
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Kurt Vonnegut - Mezbaha 5 - 1969, 180 sayfa
 
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Bertolt Brecht - Beş Paralık Roman - 1933, 362 sayfa
 
  8 votes 9.9%

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