The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 46
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310 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

Series: Brecht Yearbook

Imprint: Camden House

The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 46

Edited by Markus Wessendorf

Guest editor Günther Heeg, Micha Braun and Vera Stegmann

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Annual volume with contributions on writers and artists whose work intersects with Brecht's from three thematic perspectives: Brecht in a global age, women and Brecht, and Brecht's learning plays.
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, like Brecht himself, is committed to the concept of the use value of literature, theater, and theory.
This is the second volume dedicated to the proceedings of the 16th Symposium of the IBS, held at Leipzig University in 2019. The contributions discuss artists whose work intersects with Brecht's from three thematic perspectives: Brecht in a global age, women and Brecht, and Brecht's learning plays. The artists include Utpal Dutt, Elisabeth Hauptmann, Elfriede Jelinek, Peter Konwitschny, Siegfried Kracauer, Tom Kühnel, Jürgen Kuttner, Heiner Müller, Rimini Protokoll, Margarete Steffin, Teatro Due Mondi, Teatro Máquina, Tom Tykwer, and Hella Wuolijoki. The articles cover a broad range of genres and topics, such as crime and detective fiction; neo-noir television series; the learning play according to and after Brecht; theater pedagogy; the migration dilemma; and post-dramatic, refugee, and transcultural theater.
THROUGH TIME AND SPACE-BRECHT IN A GLOBAL AGE
Brecht as a Stranger in a Postdramatic Era: Fatzer at Deutsches Theater 2016 - Rikard Hoogland
Brechts Geste als transkulturelles Erkenntnismittel im Theater - Koku G. Nonoa
The Actor as Producer: Utpal Dutt's Theater-er Dialectics - Dwaipayan Chowdhury
Flüchtling sein ist kein Verdienst. Wie fremd Brecht uns geworden ist - Milena Massalongo
Krakauer, Brecht und Babylon Berlin: Die Weimarer Republik in der Kriminalliteratur und in Neo-Noir Fernsehserien - Vera Stegmann
Teatro Máquina and Nossos Mortos (Our Dead): A Brechtian Theater Experience in Brazil - Alexandra Marinho de Oliveira and Fran Teixeira
Die Regiearbeiten der Peter-Konwitschny-Monkasei (P.コンヴィチュニー門下生) in Japan - Seollyeon Konwitschny
WOMEN@BRECHT-FIGURES OF LONGING AND STRANGENESSCollective Creativity and Intercultural Theater: Brecht's Women Colleagues - Paula Hanssen
Daughter Courage and Her Mother: Affect, Gesture, Voice - Martina Kolb
Frauen als Fremde in der frühen Dichtung Brechts - Martin Revermann
WORKING WITH BRECHT'S LEARNING PLAYS AS A PEDAGOGICAL PROCESS
Working with Non-Actors after Brecht: The "Learning Plays" of Teatro Due Mondi - Raffaella Di Tizio
The Learning Play - Robert Cohen
Lehrstückspiel nach Brecht: Hinweise für Spielleiter - Reiner Steinweg
Lehrstück und Theater: Pädagogische und ästhetische Prozesse mit Bertolt Brechts und Heiner Müllers Fatzer - Florian Vaßen
Messingkauf: Lektüren und Erprobungen - Olav Amende, Melanie Gruß und Michael Wehren
BOOK REVIEWS
Saskia Fischer. Ritualität und Virtualität im Drama nach 1945. Brecht, Frisch, Dürrenmatt, Sachs, Weiss, Hochhuth, Handke - Anke Jaspers
Darko Suvin. Communism, Poetry: Communicating Vessels: Some Insubordinate Essays, 1999-2018 - Tom Kuhn
Astrid Oesmann und Matthias Rothe (Hrsg.). Brecht und das Fragment - Maria Kuberg
NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS

MARKUS WESSENDORF is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu.

GÜNTHER HEEG is the director of the Centre of Competence for Theatre (CCT) and a Professor Emeritus of Theater Studies at the University of Leipzig. He has published extensively on eighteenth-century theater, Bertolt Brecht, Heiner Müller, and contemporary transmedia theater. His current research is on the idea of a transcultural theater, the concept of theater as a cultural practice "by everyone for everyone," and forms of life and action related to cultural transit. His most recent publications include: Das transkulturelle Theater (2017); Willkommen anderswo. Sich spielend begegnen. Theaterarbeit mit Einheimischen und Geflüchteten (2017); Recycling Brecht. Materialwert, Nachleben, Überleben (2018); Fremde Leidenschaften Oper. Das Theater der Wiederholung I.

MICHA BRAUN is a theater scholar and research manager at the University of Leipzig. He works on artistic practices of repetition, narration, and memory in theater, performance, and cinema of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as on the use of media to appropriate the past. His focus is on experiences of crisis and coping strategies in Central and Eastern European art. His publications include In Figuren erzählen (diss., 2012), Reenacting History. Theater & Geschichte (co-ed., 2014), Die Praxis der/des Echo (co-ed., 2015), Brecht Yearbook 45 & 46 (co-ed., 2020/21).

VERA STEGMANN is Associate Professor of German at Lehigh University. She specializes in modern German literature, film, and theater as well as in comparative arts, particularly the relationship between literature and music. She published the book Das epische Musiktheater bei Strawinsky und Brecht (1991), she is a past editor of Communications from the International Brecht Society, and she wrote articles on compositions for Brecht's texts by Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill, and Paul Dessau. Her recent publications also include essays on contemporary twenty-first century authors.

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Title Details

310 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

Series: Brecht Yearbook

Imprint: Camden House