Bertolt Brecht  

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Well show me the way
To the next whiskey bar
Oh don't ask why
Oh don't ask why

--"Alabama Song" (1927) by Bertolt Brecht

"Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral ..."

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Bertolt Brecht (born February 10, 1898 – August 14, 1956) was an influential German socialist, dramatist, stage director, and poet. He is best-known for such plays as Mother Courage and Her Children and The Threepenny Opera, as well as his only screenplay Hangmen Also Die. One of Brecht's most important principles was what he called the Verfremdungseffekt.





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Theoretical works

  • The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre (1930)
  • The Threepenny Lawsuit (Der Dreigroschenprozess) (written 1931; published 1932)
  • The Book of Changes (fragment also known as Me-Ti; written 1935–1939)
  • The Street Scene (written 1938; published 1950)
  • The Popular and the Realistic (written 1938; published 1958)
  • Short Description of a New Technique of Acting which Produces an Alienation Effect (written 1940; published 1951)
  • A Short Organum for the Theatre ("Kleines Organon für das Theater", written 1948; published 1949)
  • The Messingkauf Dialogues (Dialogue aus dem Messingkauf, published 1963)

Brecht in fiction

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