History Creator / BertoltBrecht

20th Jun '18 3:03:00 PM LordGro
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-->-- "What Keeps Mankind Alive", ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpea''

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-->-- "What '''"What Keeps Mankind Alive", ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpea''
Alive"''', ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''
20th Jun '18 3:02:35 PM LordGro
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-->-- '''What Keeps Mankind Alive''', ''Creator/TomWaits''

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-->-- '''What "What Keeps Mankind Alive''', ''Creator/TomWaits''
Alive", ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpea''
20th Jun '18 2:13:37 PM gmb
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* AnAesop: His plays drew their form on parables and fables. Certain plays, the "Lehrstrucke"(Teaching Plays) were intended to serve as entirely didactic. Brecht being Brecht, the Aesop and the conclusions drawn at the end veer towards SpoofAesop, AlternateAesopInterpretation, SpaceWhaleAesop and above all FamilyUnfriendlyAesop. [[invoked]]

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* AnAesop: His plays drew their form on parables and fables. Certain plays, the "Lehrstrucke"(Teaching "Lehrstücke"(Teaching Plays) were intended to serve as entirely didactic. Brecht being Brecht, the Aesop and the conclusions drawn at the end veer towards SpoofAesop, AlternateAesopInterpretation, SpaceWhaleAesop and above all FamilyUnfriendlyAesop. [[invoked]]



* ProductionPosse: Brecht was a highly collaborative artist, who worked in a highly collaborative fashion. This includes Music/KurtWeill and Hans Eisler, art director and designer Lion Feuchtwanger, actors Ernst Busch, Creator/PeterLorre, Carola Neher and Helene Wiegel (who he later married). He also had "co-writers" Elisabeth Hauptmann, Margarethe Steffin and Ruth Berlau, who actually located source material of earlier dramas and made translations which he either modified or fully sampled. This has led some commentators to regard Brecht as a plagiarist who took credit for other people's work. Eric Bentley has however noted that this was part of the exigency of theatre production more than anything else. Some Brecht productions such as ''Happy End'' were largely authored by Hauptmann (though Brecht did ''write'' Surabaya Johnny, the famous song from the play).

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* ProductionPosse: Brecht was a highly collaborative artist, who worked in a highly collaborative fashion. This includes Music/KurtWeill and Hans Eisler, art director and designer Lion Feuchtwanger, actors Ernst Busch, Creator/PeterLorre, Carola Neher and Helene Wiegel Weigel (who he later married). He also had "co-writers" Elisabeth Hauptmann, Margarethe Steffin and Ruth Berlau, who actually located source material of earlier dramas and made translations which he either modified or fully sampled. This has led some commentators to regard Brecht as a plagiarist who took credit for other people's work. Eric Bentley has however noted that this was part of the exigency of theatre production more than anything else. Some Brecht productions such as ''Happy End'' were largely authored by Hauptmann (though Brecht did ''write'' Surabaya Johnny, the famous song from the play).



** His most controversial was his Lehrstruckes ("Teaching Plays"), one of which is ''The Measures Taken'', the plot consists of a Revolutionary cell executing one of their own when the latter becomes a liability. The victim himself realizes that his death is necessary for the greater good and accepts it with stoicism. This was so controversial that at his [=HUAC=] hearing, Brecht was interrogated specifically about it.

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** His most controversial was his Lehrstruckes Lehrstücke ("Teaching Plays"), one of which is ''The Measures Taken'', the plot consists of a Revolutionary cell executing one of their own when the latter becomes a liability. The victim himself realizes that his death is necessary for the greater good and accepts it with stoicism. This was so controversial that at his [=HUAC=] hearing, Brecht was interrogated specifically about it.
1st Jun '18 1:31:11 PM Redmess
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-->-- '''What Keeps Mankind Alive''', ''Creator/TomWaits''
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.
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