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John J. White, emeritus professor of German and Comparative literature at King's College in London, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  White is well-known for his publications on twentieth-century German literature, including his magisterial Bertolt Brecht's Dramatic Theory (Camden House, 2004) and Bertolt Brecht's "Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reichs", co-authored with his wife Ann White (Camden House, 2010).

New Brecht books
Stephen Parker, Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014), the new Brecht biography!
http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/bertolt-brecht-a-literary-life-9781408155622/

David Barnett, Brecht’s Berliner Ensemble Adaptations: The Tutor, Coriolanus, The Thrial of Joan of Arc at Rouen, Don Juan, Trumpets and Drums (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014):
http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/berliner-ensemble-adaptations-9781472514387/

Hans Bunge, Brecht, Music and Culture: Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014):
http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/brecht-music-and-culture-9781472528414/

Marc Silberman / Steve Giles / Tom Kuhn, eds., Brecht on Theatre, 3rd edition (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014), read the introduction:
http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/brecht-on-theatre-9781472558633/

Tom Kuhn / Steve Giles / Marc Silberman, eds., Brecht on Performance: Messingkauf and Modelbooks (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014):
http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/brecht-on-performance-9781408154557/

David Barnett, Brecht in Practice: Theatre, Theory and Performance (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014)

Bertolt Brecht, Love Poems, translated by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn (Norton, 2014):
http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Love-Poems/

Anthony Squiers, An Introduction to the Social and Political Philosophy of Bertolt Brecht.
Revolution and Aesthetics (Rodopi, 2014):
http://www.rodopi.nl/ntalpha.asp?BookId=CLA+44&type=new&letter=V

Hermann Haarmann / Christoph Hesse, Hrsg., Briefe an Bertolt Brecht im Exil, 1933-1949 (Degruyter, 2014):
http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/22749

Questions about English-language performance rights of Brecht's plays? Click here for more details.

Drama Online is a new portal for Internet access to the works of major playwrights, including Bertolt Brecht in English translation.  For information, see:
http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/
For the 25+ selections by Brecht:
http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/playwrights/bertolt-brecht-iid-12335

Brecht's Works in English: A Bibliography
Check this new website with over 2750 entries if you are looking for Brecht's plays, poems, songs, stories, or essays in English translation: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/BrechtGuide/

The digital Brecht Yearbook, vols. 1-33 (1971-2008) / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch digital, Bd. 1-33 (1971-2008):http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/German.BrechtYearbook

KURT WEILL FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM – Deadline 1 November
The Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program awards financial support worldwide to not-for-profit organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for scholarly research pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational initiatives. For more information and guidelines, see:  http://www.kwf.org/kwf/grants-a-prizes/grant-program
or call New York City: (212) 505-5240

Announcements

Call for Papers: Recycling Brecht
15th IBS Symposium

25 - 29 June 2016
St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford (UK)
Download the call for papers here: in English, in German.
For information, see the Symposium website:
http://brecht.mml.ox.ac.uk/ibs-symposium

IBS Election
Every two years elections for the steering committee of the International Brecht Society take place.  The nominees for 2014-2015 have been elected:
Alle zwei Jahre findet die Wahl des Vorstands der Internationalen Brecht-Gesellschaft statt. Die Kandidatenliste für 2014-2015 wurde gewählt:

Stephen Brockmann, President (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
Günther Heeg, Vice President (Universität Leipzig, BRD)
Andy Spencer, Editor of 'Communications' (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)
Paula Hanssen, Secretary/Treasurer (Webster University, St. Louis, USA)