Brecht in L.A. (Intellect Books - Play Text) by Rick Mitchell

By Rick Mitchell

Bertold Brecht used to be a tremendous dramatist/director/theorist of the twentieth century. This play specializes in Brecht's lifestyles in the USA, the place he resided from 1941 via to 1947. Brecht positive aspects because the major personality and the play can be Brechtian-influenced. Endnotes and appendices are integrated.

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Well, I... ) TOM I'd really like to hear about this play you're working on. LAUGHT. It's Brecht's play, actually. TOM Galileo was against the Bible, wasn't he? LAUGHT. I'm more interested in the play's theatrical aspects. (LAUGHTON is ready to leave. ) TOM You know, every movie I've ever seen you in, your character always stands out. LAUGHT. Well, I try... or some buffoon that most established actors wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole. LAUGHT. Thank you. ) TOM You have to stop in for a cold drink.

BRECHT Donuts are going to detract from the movie's gestus. LANG It's what? BRECHT Social commentary... LANG You were talking about a loaf of bread. BRECHT If the audience can be made to see a loaf of bread in a radically different light, then they might see the world differently— LANG Just give me the story. BRECHT It's the Depression. The father's a wheat farmer—from Kansas, destitute, living in Chicago... And the family's tired of waiting in bread lines... Especially because the mother's bread is so much tastier than any bread from the city...

Fucking and writing. Fucking fucking, writing writing— BRECHT Right now I just want to finish the fucking play. and waiting... As you get your work published, produced— BRECHT At the very least, we're both going to make some money once the play gets to Broadway— BERLAU Do you think that's why I've been spending all this time with you? For money? BRECHT Of course there's much more than— BERLAU All your collaborators work for free anyway. Except for Kurt Weill, who's a man, so you can't fuck him like you fucked Margarete and Elisabeth and me and your fucking wife, God bless her...

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