Brecht and Co.: Sex, Politics, and the Making of the Modern Drama (Grove Great Lives) (Paperback)

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The result of twenty-five years of research on three continents, Brecht and Company is a revolutionary portrait of one of the world's greatest theater artists -- and the people upon whom he built his reputation. A noted Brecht scholar, John Fuegi traces the evolution of Brecht's parasitic relationships and aggressive ambition through close analysis of diaries, letters, and drafts of the literary works, revealing a man who was personally dazzling, a genius at assembling and directing the plays created in his workshop, but ultimately lacking in literary stamina, for which he depended on his lovers. A landmark study about the life and times of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century theater, Brecht & Co. will forever change our understanding of Brecht and his oeuvre.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802139108
ISBN-10: 0802139108
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: July 18th, 2002
Pages: 752
Language: English
Series: Grove Great Lives