The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 49
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320 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

13 b/w illus.

Series: Brecht Yearbook

Series Vol. Number: 49

Imprint: Camden House

The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 49

Edited by Markus Wessendorf

Guest editor Ira Avneri, Micha Braun, Gad Kaynar-Kissinger and Freddie Rokem

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The Brecht Yearbook, published by Camden House on behalf of the International Brecht Society, is the central scholarly forum for the study of Brecht's life and work and of topics relevant to him.

Volume 49 features the proceedings of the 17th IBS Symposium, which took place at the universities of Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem in December 2022 under the motto "Bertolt Brecht in Dark Times: Racism, Political Oppression, and Dictatorship." It contains three thematic sections: "Brecht's Work in Israeli and Palestinian Contexts," "Brecht and Becoming, Futurity, and Thanatopolitics," and "(Anti-) Heroism and Resistance in Dark Times." The contributions discuss artists and theatre companies who have engaged with Brecht's work or can be associated with it under these thematic aspects, including David Avidan, the Habima National Theater, Jindřich Honzl, the Jenin Freedom Theater, Ghassan Kanafani, Tetsuo Kogawa, Yosef Milo, Omri Nitzan, Manuel Chaves Nogales, the Ohel Theater, the Prague Liberated Theater, Samìh al-Qāsim, Johan Taub, Jiři Voskovec, Günther Weisenborn, Jan Werich, and Arnold Zweig.

Contributors are Fanti Baum, Micha Braun, Bettina Christner, Manuel Clancett, Amir Farjoun, Leon Gabriel, Torben Ibs, Gad Kaynar-Kissinger, Ferdinand Klüsener, Jan Kühne, Joachim Lucchesi, Nikolaus Müller-Schöll, Riki Ophir, Avraham Oz, Rebecca Rovit, Julia Schade, and Florian Vaßen. Book Reviews edited by Lydia J. White. Reviewers: Stephen Brockmann, Ann M. Fox, Hasibe Kalkan, Sabine Kebir, Yu Wei Jie, and Gregor Schwering.
Editorial
List of Abbreviations
Bertolt Brecht in Dark Times: Racism, Political Oppression, and Dictatorship

I. Brecht's Work in Israeli and Palestinian Contexts
Gad Kaynar-Kissinger (Tel Aviv)
De-estranging Strangeness: Brecht's Culinarization on Israeli Stages
Jan Kühne (Jerusalem)
Palestinian Chalk Circles and Israeli Gestus-On the Pursuit and Non-Pursuit of Brecht's Wise Attitude
Riki Ophir (Jerusalem)
Bertolt Brecht's Poetry Inside-Out, Israel-Palestine Upside Down: "The Invincible Inscription" and David Avidan's Blood-Stained Lyric
II. Brecht and Becoming, Futurity, and Thanatopolitics
Bettina Christner (Auburn, AL)
Enacting Change. Presence and Brechtian Spaces of Collective Becoming
Nikolaus Müller-Schöll (Frankfurt am Main)
Theater for Everyone and No One: "Opportunity" and "Refractory" Practice in Brecht's Work after 1937
Amir Farjoun (Haifa), Leon Gabriel (Bochum), and Julia Schade (Bochum)
"Bad, Bad, Bad, It Is Bad So!" Facing Fatzer after the Future
Ferdinand Klüsener (Bochum)
Schizo-Radio ± Learning Play. Catabolistic Gestures in Bertolt Brecht, Félix Guattari, Heiner Müller, and Tetsuo Kogawa
Manuel Clancett (Berlin)
Wie Dialektik zum Genuss wird. Brechts Überbauarbeit im Spannungsfeld von Wesen und Schein
III. (Anti-) Heroism and Resistance in Dark Times
Avraham Oz (Tel Aviv)
Brecht and the Unhappy Lands of Bourgeois Heroism
Florian Vaßen (Hannover)
"Der gewöhnliche Ausgang aller Appelle der Schwachen": Lernprozesse des Widerstands mit Bertolt Brechts Lehrstückfragment Der böse Baal der asoziale
Fanti Baum (Frankfurt am Main)
Nein. Ich bin nicht einverstanden: Die Weibersache im Fatzer-Fragment
Torben Ibs (Leipzig)
Fabel versus Kontext. Wieviel Spanischer Bürgerkrieg steckt in Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar?
Micha Braun (Leipzig)
Geschichte(n) im Transit. Bearbeitungen der Biografie Julius Cäsars bei Brecht und im tschechischen "Befreiten Theater" der Zwischenkriegszeit
Rebecca Rovit (Lawrence, KS)
Brechtian Resistance and the Third Reich: Günther Weisenborn's Dramaturgy of the "Placeless Stage"
Joachim Lucchesi (Schopfheim)
"Da muss man sich wehren": Arnold Zweigs Verteidigung des Lukullus

Book Reviews
Stephen Brockmann (Pittsburgh)
Noah Willumsen. "Unsere Hoffnung heute ist die Krise": Interviews 1926-1956
Hasibe Kalkan (Istanbul)
Erol M. Boran. Die Geschichte des türkisch-deutschen Theaters und Kabaretts: Vier Jahrzehnte Migrantenbühne in der Bundesrepublik (1961-2004)
Ann M. Fox (Davidson, NC)
Elena Backhausen, Benjamin Wihstutz, and Noa Winter (eds.). Out of Time? Temporality in Disability Performance
Gregor Schwering (Bochum)
Eva Rösch. Die Restitution des Epischen unter den Bedingungen der Medienkonkurrenz: Das epische Hörspiel bei Walter Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht und Max Frisch
Yu Wei Jie (Singapore)
Wei Zhang. Chinese Adaptations of Brecht: Appropriation and Intertextuality
Sabine Kebir (Berlin)
Dieter Henning. Eisernes im Visier: Brecht und der Stalinismus

Notes on the Contributors

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

IRA AVNERI is is Professor of Theater Studies at Tel Aviv University.

MICHA BRAUN is a theater scholar and research manager at the University of Leipzig.

GAD KAYNAR-KISSINGER is a retired Associate Professor and former Chair of the Theater Department at Tel Aviv University.

FREDDIE ROKEM is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Theatre at Tel Aviv University.

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Title Details

320 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

13 b/w illus.

Series: Brecht Yearbook

Series Vol. Number: 49

Imprint: Camden House