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Title: Brecht a Biography
Description: London: Marion Boyars, 1979. Hardcover. 14.5x22cm. Hardback in very good jacket. Not price clipped.Just very minor edgewear. No rips or tears.Jacket designed by John Collings. Contents ,412 pages includes Name Index ,References and notes.Includes 32 pages of black and white photo illustrations. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author.To Adriana Rivers with the compliments of the author Klaus Volker.Very light foxing on first 4 pages and page block , otherwise all clean , bright and tight. Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht's achievement is equally significant in dramaturgy and in theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble; he post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long-time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigel; with 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 forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetics of dialectical materialism. Brecht's modernist concern with drama-as-a-medium led to his refinement of the 'epic form' of the drama (which constitutes that medium's rendering of 'autonomization' or the 'non-organic work of art' related in kind to the strategy of divergent chapters in Joyce's novel Ulysses, to Eisenstein's evolution of a constructivist 'montage' in the cinema, and to Picasso's introduction of cubist 'collage' in the visual arts). 14.5 x 22cm. Very Good .

Keywords: Translated by Klaus Volker. German Poet, Playwright, and Theatre Director.

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