The Good Person of Szechwan is a play written by the German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht, in collaboration with Margarete Steffin and Ruth Berlau . ‘Brecht’s dark, dazzling world-view makes an absolutely devastating impact. The play is fuelled by the Der gute Mensch von Sezuan. By: Bertolt Brecht. Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan by Bertolt Brecht, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Bertolt Brecht, Der gute Mensch von Sezuan: The Good Woman of Setzuan, written during Brecht’s exile and set in pre-Communist China, is a parable of a young woman torn between obligation and reality, between love and practicality, and between her own needs and those of her friends and neighbors.
This performance-friendly t The Good Woman of Setzuan, written during Brecht’s exile and set in pre-Communist China, is a parable of a young woman torn between obligation and reality, between love and practicality, and between her own needs and those of her friends and neighbors.
This performance-friendly translation is often used in the theater. Published by Cornelsen first published WangShen TeShui Ta. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Is this book abridged or unabridged version? Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A fantastic contemplation on what it takes to be good in a society where ethics are produced by poverty and capital. Loved reading it – was really interesting and at the same time full of humor.
One of my favorites by Brecht, it leaves the audience with more questions than answers- as it should. This I was an enjoyable read. Though difficult to follow in a few places, the narrative quickly pics up again. The premise is simple: They happen upon a poor prostitute who – despite her own lot – is charitable to everyone. The gods hold out hope that they have indeed found a good person. I would love to see a production of this play! The way the main character becomes divided by her desire to be good and the necessity of being bad to survive in the world, creating an alternate persona to reconcile the two parts of herself, is an ingenious way to show how you can be both in theory, but not in practice.
It’s fascinating, expecially when being bad guards against the weakness good behavior represents. That rare play that makes you forget you’re reading a script.
The Good Person of Szechwan
Very obviously a fable but written with such a way that it feels like a very darkly comic slice of life. Review of the book in one sentence: How many bright ideas.
How many friends in high places. Who couldn’t resist being bad, Of they know they’ll die hungry? I found myself satisfied and for seconds be like, “every things now makes sense. Every character in the play describe well about huma “Scary though isn’t it how much luck is needed to survive. Every character in the play describe well about human personalities in common.
Being a good person is not as easy as it seems. I guess, being a good person without being used by others is considered as a bad person after all.
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This is a mind-blowing book as one would expect from Brecht. A kind and generous sole cannot survive the reality of society and needs the company of a rational and cruel company to bring things back under control!
As if good cannot survive as it is, and market driven rationality or logic or whatever it is called should take things in control so they work!
But isn’t this the fault of system itself! No good person can exist without a rational alter-ego, without a Shui Ta.
A new addition to my list of favorite books. Wie kann man gut leben und gleichzeitig ein guter Mensch sein? Bokonon rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Alan rated it it was amazing Sep 24, Siljeg rated it it was amazing Jun 18, Marie rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Dilmira rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Erin rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Ellie rated it it was amazing May 08, Joseph Pless rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Tharanga Gunasinghe rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Tobias rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Briggs rated it it was amazing Oct 24, hute A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht a Bertolt Brecht born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director.
A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long-time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigel—with its internationally acclaimed productions. From his late twenties Brecht remained a life-long committed Marxist who, in developing the combined theory and practice of his ‘epic theatre’, synthesized and extended the experiments of Piscator and Meyerhold to explore the theatre as a forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetics of dialectical materialism.
Brecht’s modernist concern with drama-as-a-medium led to his refinement of the ‘epic form’ of the drama which constitutes that medium’s rendering of ‘autonomization’ or the ‘non-organic vonn of art’—related in kind to the strategy of divergent chapters in Joyce’s novel Ulyssesto Eisenstein’s evolution of bertilt constructivist ‘montage’ in the cinema, and to Picasso’s introduction of cubist ‘collage’ in the visual arts.
In contrast to many other avant-garde approaches, however, Brecht had no desire to deg art as an institution; rather, he hoped to ‘re-function’ the apparatus of theatrical production to a new social use.
Brechtian theatre articulated popular themes and forms with avant-garde formal experimentation to create a modernist realism that stood in sharp contrast both to its psychological and grecht varieties. This ‘Brecht’ was a collective subject that “certainly seemed to have a distinctive style the one we now call ‘Brechtian’ but was no longer personal in the bourgeois or vonn sense.
This seuzan “theatre as collective experiment [ During the war years, Brecht became a prominent writer of the Exilliteratur. He expressed his opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist movements in his most famous plays.
Books by Bertolt Brecht. Trivia About The Good Woman of Quotes from Bertolt Brecht, D I do not want to calculate the cost. I do not want to think about whether it’s good. I do not want to know whether he loves me. I want to go with whom I love Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What Does it Mean to be Good?