By David Barnett

ISBN-10: 1107059798

ISBN-13: 9781107059795

ISBN-10: 1107663768

ISBN-13: 9781107663763

The Berliner Ensemble was once based through Bertolt Brecht and his spouse Helene Weigel in 1949. the corporate quickly won foreign prominence, and its productions and philosophy encouraged the paintings of theatre-makers world wide. David Barnett's ebook is the 1st learn of the corporate in any language. in response to broad archival study, it uncovers Brecht's operating equipment and people of the company's most vital administrators after his demise. The booklet considers the boon and burden of Brecht's legacy and gives new insights into battles waged backstage for the maintenance of the Brechtian culture. The Berliner Ensemble used to be additionally the German Democratic Republic's so much prestigious cultural export, attracting consciousness from the top circles of presidency, and from the Stasi, sooner than it privatised itself after German reunification in 1990. Barnett items jointly a posh heritage that sheds mild on either the company's groundbreaking productions and their turbulent times.

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