The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 42: Recycling Brecht [Paperback]

Tom Kuhn(Editor); David Barnett(Editor); Theodore F. Rippey(Editor)

ISBN: 9780985195656 | Published by: Camden House | Series: Brecht Yearbook | Volume: Volume 42 | Year of Publication: 2018 | 306p, H9 x W6, 10 black and white
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The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 42


Published for the International Brecht Society by Camden House, the Brecht Yearbook is the central scholarly forum for discussion of Brecht's life and work and of topics of particular interest to him, especially the politics of literature and of theater in a global context. It includes a wide variety of perspectives and approaches, and, like Brecht himself, is committed to the concept of the use value of literature, theater, and theory.
Volume 42 features a selection of the papers given and protocols of the events held at the International Brecht Society's "Recycling Brecht" symposium at St. Hugh's College, Oxford, in June 2016. The theme of recycling is understood both as a description of Brecht's own creative practice and as an activity applied to his works by others. The volume includes keynote papers by Hans-Thies Lehmann and Amal Allana on Brecht's reception of Antigone and on the reception and recycling of Brecht in India, respectively. Other papers are on a wide range of topics, from Brecht's own "recycling" of Shakespeare and others, through the reception of his own works in a range of contexts and by later writers, to contemporary works that may be understood as post-Brechtian. The final section, introduced by an extended interview with American playwright Tony Kushner, documents additional creative responses to the theme.

Volume co-editors Tom Kuhn and David Barnett are, respectively, Professor of Twentieth-Century German Literature at the University of Oxford and Professor of Theatre at the University of York. Managing Editor Theodore F. Rippey is Associate Professor of German at Bowling Green State University.

Table of Contents

Brecht Translating / Translating Brecht - Hans-Thies Lehmann
Inherent Estrangement: Brecht's Reading of Shakespeare's Tragedies - Astrid Oesmann
Recycling Brecht: The Contemporary Reception of Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny - Steve Giles
Ludic Philosophy in Brecht's Drama and Prose - Alice Koubov
The Castrated Schoolmaster: Brecht, The Tutor, and Lenz - Nikolaus Müller-Schöll
"Altes wird aufgerollt": Paul Dessau's Posthumous Collaborations with Brecht - Martin Brady and Carola Nielinger-Vakil
Walking the Dead: George Tabori's Reframing of Bertolt Brecht's "The Jewish Wife" - Martin Kagel
Released into the Future: (Re) Claiming Brecht in India - Amal Allana
East Meets East: Recycling Brecht in India - Prateek
Recycling Brecht in Britain: David Greig's The Events as Post-Brechtian Lehrstück - Anja Hartl
A Future for the Lehrstück? Andres Veiel and Gesina Schmidt's Der Kick and the Recycling of Form - Michael Wood
The I-Doc and Brecht: 18 Days in Egypt - Nenad Jovanovic
Constructing the Fabel: Tony Kushner in conversation with Tom Kuhn - Tom Kuhn
Brechts Bestie: Umwege und Irrwege der Kunst, die Wirklichkeit zu erfassen oder Erzählen als Diskurs. Fragen zu einer offenen Dialektik des Ästhetischen - Hans Martin Ritter
A Model Family in a Model Home or a Tale of Fictitious Capital - Zoe Beloff
Violence & Learning: Scenario 2 - John Hartl and Henrik Bromander
A Translator's Perspective on Die Geschäfte des Herrn Julius Caesar - Charles Osborne

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