Welcome back to Unknown Playwrights. This week’s all-Brecht link dump is brought to you by posters for Bertolt Brecht’s play Mother Courage and her Children.
A little bit about Brecht
Shakespeare, Brecht and Galileo
Learning from Bertolt Brecht
Brecht: Contradictions as a Method
Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life
The theatre according to Brecht
Tales of Mr. Keuner by…Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht’s plays
The Quest for Bertolt Brecht (I hope it’s epic!)
Baal in New York (hehe)
Kushner translates Brecht
Some of his unfinished works.
His literary devices.
There is an International Brecht Society.It has a blog.
Brecht in Practice
Yeah, I wish high schools would produce Mother Courage, too.
Making the familiar strange
Mother Courage in Cairo
The Caucasian Chalk Circle in LA
A very unusual Brecht-inspired art project in Augsburg.
Lynn Nottage’s adaptation of Mother Courage
Christmas 2014 offered a Bertolt Brecht doll.
Seems they don’t have it now, but maybe if you ask nicely…
That time Frida Kahlo wrote down the German lyrics to Brecht’s Mack the Knife. It seems the image of Kahlo’s diary is gone, so here it is:
Speaking of diaries, American playwright David Hansen shares an old journal entry regarding a Brecht play.
Possibly the most arrogant director ever stages a terrible preview for Mother Courage.
BTW, the Guardian’s drama blog was smoking Prozac back in May 2008:
Don’t bash Brecht – Why Brecht is best and Time for curtain to fall on Brecht all appeared with 8 days of each other. Weird.
That time a high school theatre in Namibia performed Brecht.
And now it’s music time…
German actress-singer with Mackie Messer from 1963:
Indonesian singer Ermy Kulit with Mack the Knife:
American operatic soprano Angel Blue sings Surabaya Johnny.
That’s it for now.