Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Introduction

• The editor begins his introduction with a statement of the book's purpose.

• The book is meant to give English-language readers Brecht's writing.

• They are published in chronological order so as to show how his ideas evolved.

• His aesthetic gradually gels into a discernible point of view.

• His essays go from passionate to more formal towards the end.
• Much of this text comes from "Schriften zum Theater".

• The intent of the book is to show Brecht as an innovator.

• The historical and artistic context in which his essays were written must be taken into consideration.

• The editor offers indications of how, in this case, that context has both been noted and preserved.

• The translation attempts to preserve Brecht's style.
• There are other English-language texts available that provide valuable insight into the development of Brecht's style.

• Much latitude was allowed the editors of this book from the Brecht Archive...

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