Saturday, February 11, 2006

Mother Courage at HSU: Links

"The history of Mother Courage has been forever shaped by one production, perhaps more profoundly than any other play in the Western tradition. Helene Weigel, Brecht's wife and the co-founder of the Berliner Ensemble, gave the first German performance of Mother Courage at Berlin's Deutsches Theater in 1949, and after more than fifty years, her portrayal of the resourceful peddler who makes a living from the Thirty Years War remains definitive."
Essay by Gideon Lester.

"I suggest we approach Brecht's plays not through theory, but through his poems" a Conversation between Eric Bentley and Robert Hupp. New York, November 8, 1996. Eric Bentley was the first and most important link between Brecht and America.

Review of Steppenwolf’s Chicago production with historical background.

Review of Cocteau Rep production with some history.


Sparknote Bio


International Brecht Society

short bio with links

background with links

Brecht in L.A.

Brecht's FBI file

Bio with bibliography


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