The Good Person of Szechwan is a play written by the German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht, in collaboration with Margarete Steffin and Ruth Berlau . ‘Brecht’s dark, dazzling world-view makes an absolutely devastating impact. The play is fuelled by the Der gute Mensch von Sezuan. By: Bertolt Brecht. Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan by Bertolt Brecht, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Michelle North rated it liked it May 27, Though difficult to follow in a few places, the narrative quickly pics up again. Wie kann man gut leben und gleichzeitig ein guter Mensch sein? Brechtian theatre articulated popular themes and forms with avant-garde formal experimentation to create a modernist realism that stood in sharp contrast both to its psychological and socialist varieties.

The employee demands to know what he has done with Shen Teh, and when he cannot prove where ,ensch is, he is taken to court on the charge of having hidden or possibly murdered his cousin.

Die Verwandlung Franz Kafka. Phil Bridges rated it liked it Jul 03, Shui Ta arrives at the shop, coldly explains that his cousin has gone out of town on nrecht short trip, curtly turns out the hangers-on, and quickly restores order to the shop.


Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan

There’s politics in there and all that. They give her money and she buys a humble tobacco shop which they intend as both gift and test: Bentley introduced the spelling Setzuan as a transcription of the German ‘ Sezuan’ and defends it in the forward to the printing ; other translators have used the names Szechuan or Szechwan. Review of the book in one sentence: Briggs rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Is this book abridged or unabridged version?

He expressed his opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist movements in his most famous plays. La Dentelliere Pascal Laine.

Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan : Bertolt Brecht :

As if good cannot survive as it is, and market driven rationality or logic or whatever it is called should take things in control so they work! This is “theatre as collective experiment [ The theme of qualitative ” goodness ” which seemed so simple and obvious in the title of the play is rendered unstable by application to both genders, as Shen Teh realizes she must operate under the guise of both in order to live a good life.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A fantastic contemplation on what it takes to be good in a society where ethics are produced by poverty and capital. The Best Books of Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Tobias rated it it was amazing Apr 12, I do not want to think about whether it’s good. Jenny Fleitmann rated it liked it Mar 29, In contrast to many other avant-garde approaches, however, Brecht had no desire to destroy art as an institution; rather, he hoped to ‘re-function’ the apparatus of theatrical production to a new social use.


This I was an enjoyable read. This edition also includes a critical introduction and commentary notes on particular words and phrases.

Want to Read saving…. Sarah rated it brechh it Jan 29, The Good Woman of Setzuan, written during Brecht’s exile and set in pre-Communist China, is a parable of a young woman torn between obligation and reality, between love and practicality, and between her own needs and those of her friends and neighbors.

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The Times of India. I do not want ver know whether he loves me. Biedermann und die Brandstifter Max Frisch. This is a mind-blowing book as one would expect from Brecht.

This performance-friendly translation is often used in the theater.