History Creator / BertoltBrecht

5th Dec '17 12:45:26 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Brecht had a wide influence on various mediums of Theatre, Literature, Film and especially popular music. Several of the songs from his plays, and the style of his songwriting itself, has influenced many popular musicians. His songs with Weill have been frequently covered by the likes of Music/BobbyDarin, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/TheDoors, Music/DavidBowie, Music/AmandaPalmer, Music/MarianneFaithfull, Music/TomWaits and Music/NinaSimone, among many many others. His works have in turn influenced artists such as Music/BobDylan, Creator/DouglasSirk, Creator/JeanLucGodard, Creator/PierPaoloPasolini, Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, Creator/AlanMoore and [[{{Dogville}} Lars von Trier]].

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Brecht had a wide influence on various mediums of Theatre, Literature, Film and especially popular music. Several of the songs from his plays, and the style of his songwriting itself, has influenced many popular musicians. His songs with Weill have been frequently covered by the likes of Music/BobbyDarin, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/TheDoors, Music/DavidBowie, Music/AmandaPalmer, Music/MarianneFaithfull, Music/TomWaits and Music/NinaSimone, among many many others. His works have in turn influenced artists such as Music/BobDylan, Creator/DouglasSirk, Creator/JeanLucGodard, Creator/PierPaoloPasolini, Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, Creator/AlanMoore and [[{{Dogville}} [[Film/{{Dogville}} Lars von Trier]].
4th Dec '17 6:04:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Threepenny Opera'' (1931 film by G. W. Pabst with a screenplay written by Brecht himself)[[note]]Brecht got into a dispute with the movie's producers and disowned the adaptation, though years later, as per Lotte Lenya on TheCriterionCollection dvd, he came around ot it and liked the film. Since it has most of the opera's original cast, its considered to be a highly faithful film if only being "traditional" in staging, rather than Brechtian[[/note]]

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* ''The Threepenny Opera'' (1931 film by G. W. Pabst with a screenplay written by Brecht himself)[[note]]Brecht got into a dispute with the movie's producers and disowned the adaptation, though years later, as per Lotte Lenya on TheCriterionCollection Creator/TheCriterionCollection dvd, he came around ot it and liked the film. Since it has most of the opera's original cast, its considered to be a highly faithful film if only being "traditional" in staging, rather than Brechtian[[/note]]
24th Nov '17 9:52:42 AM nombretomado
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While not particularly noted for being a wit, he did get some moments of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] in, most famously his criticism of the Stalinist track of EastGermany post-war: "Would it not be be simpler / If the government dissolved the people / And elected another?"

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While not particularly noted for being a wit, he did get some moments of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] in, most famously his criticism of the Stalinist track of EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany post-war: "Would it not be be simpler / If the government dissolved the people / And elected another?"
30th Oct '17 4:41:39 PM dlchen145
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Bertolt [[note]]He was born as Eugen Berthold Friedrich, but he adopted "Bertolt", or "Bert" for short, as the one name he actually used. He thought "Berthold" sounded too soft.[[/note]] Brecht (1898 - 1956) was a [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German poet, playwright, novelist and director]]. He was possibly the most influential force in early 20th century political art, with a strong focus on communism (''not'' Stalinism) and anti-fascism -- and probably most famous for ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. He was a major figure in the art scene of the UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic and post-war Germany. Like many German artists, he fled Germany during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. When he returned to communist [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany East]] UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, he was granted his own theatre, where the current ensemble still performs his plays daily.

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Bertolt [[note]]He was born as Eugen Berthold Friedrich, but he adopted "Bertolt", or "Bert" for short, as the one name he actually used. He thought "Berthold" sounded too soft.[[/note]] Brecht (1898 - (10 February 1898 14 August 1956) was a [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German poet, playwright, novelist and director]]. He was possibly the most influential force in early 20th century political art, with a strong focus on communism (''not'' Stalinism) and anti-fascism -- and probably most famous for ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. He was a major figure in the art scene of the UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic and post-war Germany. Like many German artists, he fled Germany during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. When he returned to communist [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany East]] UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, he was granted his own theatre, where the current ensemble still performs his plays daily.
21st Jan '17 12:21:44 AM Solle
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While not particularly noted for being a wit, he did get some moments of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] in, most famously his criticism of the Stalinist track of EastGermany post-war: "Would it not be be simpler / If the government simply dissolved the people / And elected another?"

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While not particularly noted for being a wit, he did get some moments of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] in, most famously his criticism of the Stalinist track of EastGermany post-war: "Would it not be be simpler / If the government simply dissolved the people / And elected another?"
9th Dec '16 4:28:41 AM Saveelich
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Bertolt [[note]]He was born as Eugen Berthold Friedrich, but he adopted "Bertolt", or "Bert" for short, as the one name he actually used. He thought "Berthold" sounded too soft.[[/note]] Brecht (1898 - 1956) was a [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German poet, playwright, novelist and director]]. He was possibly the most influential force in early 20th century political art, with a strong focus on communism (''not'' Stalinism) and anti-fascism -- and probably most famous for ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. He was a major figure in the art scene of the WeimarRepublic and post-war Germany. Like many German artists, he fled Germany during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. When he returned to communist East UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, he was granted his own theatre, where the current ensemble still performs his plays daily.

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Bertolt [[note]]He was born as Eugen Berthold Friedrich, but he adopted "Bertolt", or "Bert" for short, as the one name he actually used. He thought "Berthold" sounded too soft.[[/note]] Brecht (1898 - 1956) was a [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German poet, playwright, novelist and director]]. He was possibly the most influential force in early 20th century political art, with a strong focus on communism (''not'' Stalinism) and anti-fascism -- and probably most famous for ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. He was a major figure in the art scene of the WeimarRepublic UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic and post-war Germany. Like many German artists, he fled Germany during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. When he returned to communist East [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany East]] UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, he was granted his own theatre, where the current ensemble still performs his plays daily.
13th Aug '16 1:11:49 PM nombretomado
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Bertolt [[note]]He was born as Eugen Berthold Friedrich, but he adopted "Bertolt", or "Bert" for short, as the one name he actually used. He thought "Berthold" sounded too soft.[[/note]] Brecht (1898 - 1956) was a [[DichterAndDenker German poet, playwright, novelist and director]]. He was possibly the most influential force in early 20th century political art, with a strong focus on communism (''not'' Stalinism) and anti-fascism -- and probably most famous for ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. He was a major figure in the art scene of the WeimarRepublic and post-war Germany. Like many German artists, he fled Germany during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. When he returned to communist East UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, he was granted his own theatre, where the current ensemble still performs his plays daily.

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Bertolt [[note]]He was born as Eugen Berthold Friedrich, but he adopted "Bertolt", or "Bert" for short, as the one name he actually used. He thought "Berthold" sounded too soft.[[/note]] Brecht (1898 - 1956) was a [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker German poet, playwright, novelist and director]]. He was possibly the most influential force in early 20th century political art, with a strong focus on communism (''not'' Stalinism) and anti-fascism -- and probably most famous for ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. He was a major figure in the art scene of the WeimarRepublic and post-war Germany. Like many German artists, he fled Germany during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. When he returned to communist East UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}, he was granted his own theatre, where the current ensemble still performs his plays daily.
14th Jul '16 12:15:39 AM PaulA
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** His play ''Theatre/TheGoodPersonOfSzechwan'' has a protagonist Shen Te invent a violent AlterEgo Shui Ta to protect herself from exploitation and harm. Shen Te is normally pacifist and meek, Shui Ta is not. Shui Ta finally says, in typically pithy Brecht-style:

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** His play ''Theatre/TheGoodPersonOfSzechwan'' has a protagonist Shen Te invent a violent AlterEgo alter ego Shui Ta to protect herself from exploitation and harm. Shen Te is normally pacifist and meek, Shui Ta is not. Shui Ta finally says, in typically pithy Brecht-style:
5th May '16 4:40:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Baal'' (1982 TV film by Alan Clarke starring Creator/DavidBowie).

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* ''Baal'' (1982 TV film by Alan Clarke starring Creator/DavidBowie).Music/DavidBowie).
7th Feb '16 1:38:15 AM JulianLapostat
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Brecht had a wide influence on various mediums of Theatre, Literature, Film and especially popular music. Several of the songs from his plays, and the style of his songwriting itself, have been covered by many popular musicians. His songs with Weill have been frequently covered by the likes of Music/BobbyDarin, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/TheDoors, Music/DavidBowie, Music/AmandaPalmer, Music/MarianneFaithfull, Music/TomWaits and Music/NinaSimone, among many many others. His works have in turn influenced artists such as Creator/DouglasSirk, Creator/JeanLucGodard, Creator/PierPaoloPasolini, Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, Creator/AlanMoore and [[{{Dogville}} Lars von Trier]].

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Brecht had a wide influence on various mediums of Theatre, Literature, Film and especially popular music. Several of the songs from his plays, and the style of his songwriting itself, have been covered by has influenced many popular musicians. His songs with Weill have been frequently covered by the likes of Music/BobbyDarin, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/TheDoors, Music/DavidBowie, Music/AmandaPalmer, Music/MarianneFaithfull, Music/TomWaits and Music/NinaSimone, among many many others. His works have in turn influenced artists such as Music/BobDylan, Creator/DouglasSirk, Creator/JeanLucGodard, Creator/PierPaoloPasolini, Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, Creator/AlanMoore and [[{{Dogville}} Lars von Trier]].
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