The posts below ran in Nov 2009 – Jan 2010. I began with a short biographical series on Brecht’s youth and early career – largely filleted from Ronald Hayman’s book, before splintering into more personal notes on (mostly) lesser known plays. These latter are essentially notes to self regarding basic points of interest, illustrated by quotes from the works themselves, and accompanied by reproductions of posters, stage shots and, sometimes, videos. It’s pretty likely I’ll return to writing about Brecht before too long, filling gaps in the coverage, plus going deeper into some of the plays/issues as and when.
brecht on bbc amiable enough doc with focus on berliner ensemble
who owns the world? being mostly a link to ‘kuhle wampe’ online.