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Bertolt Brecht

Playwright, Poet (10-Feb-1898 — 14-Aug-1956)


Edson M. Chick. Dances of Death: Wedekind, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, and the Satiric Tradition. Camden House. 1984. 181pp.

Martin Esslin. Brecht: A Choice of Evils: A Critical Study of the Man, His Work and His Opinions. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1959. 305pp. US title of 1960, Brecht: The Man and His Work.

Frederic Ewen. Bertolt Brecht: His Life, His Art and His Times. New York: Citadel Press. 1967. 573pp.

John Fuegi. Brecht and Company: Sex, Politics, and the Making of the Modern Drama. New York: Grove Press. 1994.

Ronald Hayman. Brecht: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. 1983.

James K. Lyon. Bertolt Brecht in America. New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 1980. 408pp.

Shomit Mitter. Systems of Rehearsal: Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski and Peter Brook. London: Routledge. 1992. 192pp.

Karl H. Schoeps. Bertolt Brecht. Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.. 1977.

John Willett. The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht: A Study from Eight Aspects. New York: New Directions. 1959. 274pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Social Security Death Master File (571-24-8405)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.99)

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.176)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.94)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.202)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.467)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.32)

  13. Twentieth Century Authors (p.186)

  14. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.26)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.133)

  16. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.96-97)

  17. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.118)

  18. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.195)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.69)

  20. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.84-87)

  21. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.38)

  22. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.78-85)

  23. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.45)

  24. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.71)

  25. Legends in Their Own Time (p.32)

  26. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.84)

  27. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.33)

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