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The Good Person of Szechuan Critical Essay

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Critical Overview

From the earliest production of The Good Person of Szechwan in Zurich, Switzerland's Schauspielhaus Zurich in 1943, many critics have found much to praise. Since that time, however, many critics have also found the play to be exceptionally long in performance, usually running about three to three and a half hours, which sometimes lessens its impact. Many also agree that The Good Person of Szechwan is difficult for directors to interpret, often resulting in stylistically inconsistent productions. However, the play is often pointed to as one of the more accessible examples of Brecht's concept of epic theater, entertaining and nonsentimental, though others believe it is too detached. In addition, the ideas in The Good Person of Szechwan have been appreciated more and more over time.

At the time of the first production in New York City, Brecht's ideas about theater and the episodic structure of The Good Person of...

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