The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 44 [Paperback]

Markus Wessendorf(Editor)

ISBN: 9780985195670 | Published by: Camden House | Series: Brecht Yearbook | Volume: Volume 44 | Year of Publication: 2019 | 288p, H9 x W6, 12 black and white
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The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 44


Published for the International Brecht Society, 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 embraces a wide variety of perspectives and approaches and, like Brecht himself, is committed to the use value of literature, theater, and theory.
Volume 44 features the first publication of Günter Kunert's translation of Edgar Lee Masters's poem "The Hill" with handwritten annotations by Brecht. A special section, "Brecht's Dramatic Fragments," includes essays on the unresolved tension between individual and collectivist resistance in Fatzer, the fragmentary aesthetic of Fleischhacker, and the first English translation and performance of the David fragments. The next section, "Pure Joke: The Comedy of Theater since Brecht," features articles on the poetics of interruption in the epilogue to The Good Person of Szechwan, Heiner Müller's Hamletmachine as theater of affirmation, a reassessment of the harlequin and the chorus in post-Brechtian performance, and the performative gestures of quotation in contemporary reality-satire. The volume also includes essays on capitalist guilt and debt in The Debts of Mister Julius Caesar, Heiner Müller's "Keuneresque" interview strategies, the 1962 world premiere of The Threepenny Opera in Yiddish, and Brecht's reception of Mao Tse-tung in two of his poems. Contributors include Gerrit-Jan Berendse, André Fischer, Phoebe von Held, Nicholas E. Johnson, Christian Kirchmeier, Günter Kunert, Nikolaus Müller-Schöll, Stephan Pabst, Corina L. Petrescu, David Shepherd, Katrin Trüstedt, Uwe Wirth, Burkhardt Wolf, and Xue Song.

Editor Markus Wessendorf is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu.

Table of Contents

Brecht-Masters-Kunert - Gerrit-Jan Berendse
Übersetzung von Edgar Lee Masters' "The Hill" aus der Spoon River Anthology mit Brechts handschriftlichen Korrekturen - Günter Kunert
Fragments for a Dialectic of Resistance: Fatzer, Keuner, and the Revolution - André Fischer
In the Stockyards of Finance: Brecht's Aesthetics of Fragmentation in Fleischhacker - Phoebe von Held
The David Fragments in Performance - Nicholas E. Johnson and David Shepherd
Introduction: Pure Joke - Christian Kirchmeier and Katrin Trüstedt
". . . All Questions Remain Open": On the Epilogue of The Good Person of Szechwan and Bertolt Brecht's Poetics of Interpretation - Christian Kirchmeier
Affirmation and Alienation: The Comedy of Heiner Müller's Hamletmaschine - Katrin Trüstedt
Early Modern Characters in the Late Modern Age: On the Return of the "Chorus of Comedy" in Contemporary Performance Practices after Brecht - Nikolaus Müller-Schöll
Reiner Spa? Komödie als Real-Satire - Uwe Wirth
Die Schulden des Herrn Julius Caesar: Brechts Historie der Kreditökonomie - Burkhardt Wolf
Post-Communist Irony: Bertolt Brecht's Mr. Keuner in Heiner Müller's Interviews - Stephan Pabst
Di dray groschn opere: Bertolt Brecht on the Yiddish Stage - Corina L. Petrescu
Brechts Rezeption Mao Tse-tungs in zwei Gedichten - Xue Song

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