The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 42

The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 42

Recycling Brecht

Edited by Tom Kuhn, David Barnett, Theodore F. Rippey

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The leading publication on Brecht, his work, and topics of interest to him; this annual volume documents the International Brecht Society's 2016 symposium, "Recycling Brecht."

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" conference 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.

Tom Kuhn is Professor of Twentieth-Century German Literature at the University of Oxford and David Barnett is Professor of Theatre at the University of York. Managing Editor Theodore Franks Rippey is Associate Professor of German at Bowling Green State University.



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Details

March 2018
10 black and white illustrations
312 pages
9x6 in
Brecht Yearbook
ISBN: 9780985195656
Format: Paperback
Camden House
BIC AN, 1DFG, 2AB, 3JJ
BISAC DRA004020, LIT004170
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Table of Contents

RECYCLING BRECHT: PAPERS FROM THE FIFTEENTH SYMPOSIUM OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRECHT SOCIETY
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 Koubová
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 <1>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
RECYCLING BRECHT: CREATIVE RESPONSES
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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