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  1. Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht (German: [ˈbɛʁˌt̩ɔlt bʁɛçt] (listen)), was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.

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  2. Bertolt Brecht - Wikipedia

    Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht (German: [ˈbɛʁˌt̩ɔlt bʁɛçt] (listen)), was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.

  3. Bertolt Brecht | Biography, Plays, Poems, & Facts | Britannica

    Bertolt Brecht, original name Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, (born February 10, 1898, Augsburg, Germany—died August 14, 1956, East Berlin), German poet, playwright, and theatrical reformer whose epic theatre departed from the conventions of theatrical illusion and developed the drama as a social and ideological forum for leftist causes.

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  4. Bertolt Brecht | Poetry Foundation

    Bertolt Brecht was one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century. His works include The Threepenny Opera (1928) with composer Kurt Weill, Mother Courage and Her Children (1941), The Good Person of Szechwan (1943), and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1958).

  5. Bertolt Brecht | The Holocaust Encyclopedia

    Leading German dramatist Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), the son of a Protestant mother and Catholic father, was born into a middle-class Bavarian family. Brecht's first success came with the 1922 production of Trommeln in der Nacht (Drums in the Night) in Munich. He moved to Berlin in 1924 in order to pursue his career in earnest.

  6. Bertolt Brecht - New World Encyclopedia

    Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht) (February 10, 1898 – August 14, 1956) was an influential twentieth century German communist, dramatist, stage director, theorist, and poet. Brecht's major contribution was his theory of the epic theater.

  7. Bertolt Brecht Biography | List of Works, Study Guides ...

    Bertolt Brecht was a German playwright, director, and poet in the Weimar Republic period (1918-1933), where he achieved notoriety through his work in the theater, producing plays that often had a Marxist perspective.

  8. Bertolt Brecht Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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    • Health and Death

    Bertolt Brecht learned the Bible from herreligious mother. They lived a comfortable life since his father worked as managing director for a paper mill company. It was in his school days when he met Caspar Neher,a friend who later became his career partner. He was 16 when World War I began. It affected Brecht's life; he disagreed with the happenings of that time.

    Bertolt Brecht's father was a Catholic and his mother, a Protestant. Brecht went on to follow his mother's footstep becoming a Protestant. In 1922 Brecht married his long-term lover Paula Banholzerand had a daughter together. Their marriage only lasted for five years. Until his death, he was married to Helene Weigel,who was an actress. He had two kids with her. Toescape the Nazi rule, he moved his family to Zurich in 1933, later moving to different places for security reasons.

    Bertolt Brecht received Kleist prize in 1922 and theDrama Desk Award in 1970 for Rising and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

    Immediately after Hitler took power, Bertolt Brecht left Germany. He moved to Prague,Zurich and later Paris. He was laterinvited by Karin Michaelis to Denmark, where he stayed for six years before moving to Stockholm Sweden where he spent a year. Bertolt Brecht was forced to leave Sweden after Hitler had taken over Norway and Denmark. On 3rd May 1941, he got a visa to move to the US.

    Bertolt Brecht's biggest weakness was thought to be women. Throughout his life, he had more than three lovers at every stage of his life. His reluctance, to help a Russian man who later died in USSR after he was arrested, caused anger among the Russian emigrants.

    According to his medical records, Bertolt Brecht contractedrheumatic fever during his childhood which led to the enlargement of his heart. At the age of 58, Brecht had a heart attack and died.

  9. The playwright Bertolt Brecht was born in 1898 in the German town of Augsburg. After serving as a medical orderly in the First World War and appalled by the effects of the war, he went first to...

  10. Bertolt Brecht | Techniques and Facts

    Bertolt Brecht was born in Germany in 1898 and died aged 58 in 1956. He was a poet, playwright and theatre director. His most famous plays include Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Brecht’s groundbreaking directing style has been hugely influential to many directors and designers over the decades.

  11. 42 Bertolt Brecht Quotes - Inspirational Quotes at BrainyQuote

    Bertolt Brecht Man Hungry Book Reach The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.

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