Bertolt  Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Playwright


Biography



Shows by Bertolt Brecht

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Synopsis

Amongst the rubble of a bombed out village in the Caucasus Mountains, in the Soviet Republic of Georgia, an expert from the State Reconstruction Committee has come to meet with the members of two kolchos, or collective farms... read more

Written while the author was in exile in Denmark, the play presents a sequence of twenty-four realistic sketches showing how ordinary life under the Nazis was subtly permeated by suspicion and anxiety. The scenes, not directl... read more

Life of Galileo is regarded as one of German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s greatest masterpieces. The play follows legendary astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei in the later part of his life, and his struggle to prove the... read more

Mother Courage and Her Children, follows one mother -- Mother Courage -- and her three children -- Eilif, Swiss Cheese, and Kattrin -- as they struggle to survive the Thirty Years War that ravaged Europe in the early 17th cen... read more

The Threepenny Opera is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, wrapped up in Weill's jazzy score, and the tale of Macheath , a debonair crime lord on the verge of turning his illegal empire into a legitimate bus... read more

Overview

Nationality
German
Born
2/10/1898
Died
8/14/1956
Show Categories
Play, Musical
Genres
Drama, Historical/Biographical, Comedy, Dark Comedy