Brecht in L.A.
"Bertolt Brecht is perhaps the most important dramatist/director/theorist of the twentieth century. He is widely studied and his plays and theories remain staples in the curricula of university theatre departments, literature departments, and theatre-artist training programs throughout the world. The play Brecht in L.A. focuses on Brecht's life in America, where he resided from 1941 to 1947." "Brecht in L.A., winner of the 2002 SWTA National New Play Contest (U.S.) is already a critically acclaimed play. Centering on Brecht while adapting and critiquing Brechtian dramatic form, the play provides a unique opportunity for the instructor who is teaching Brechtian theatre since - with just one text (which includes an essay on Brechtian performance, endnotes and appendices) - the instructor can cover epic theatre, the "Brecht debate," Brecht's biography, and contradictions between Brecht's theatrical practices and his everyday life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved