Weill He's at It...
Listen to works by Kurt Weill and write a paragraph on why Brecht used his talents with his own. How does Weil embody the ideals set forth by Brecht in the book?
Write a synopsis of the character, Macheath, in the Threepenny Opera. How does this character personify Brecht's political point of view? Was Brecht fully Marxist at this time?
Compare the original 1928 poster for the Threepenny Opera to other German art of the time. What style is it comparable to? What are its influences?
Compare the plot of Shaw's Pygmalion to the musical My Fair Lady. How are the plots similar?
Research the popular sports during Brecht's lifetime. Compare those sports to the sports of today. Would Brecht compare the sports audiences of today to modern theatre audiences? If so, how?
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