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!
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):
Hans Bunge, Brecht, Music and Culture: Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014):
Marc Silberman / Steve Giles / Tom Kuhn, eds., Brecht on Theatre, 3rd edition (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014), read the introduction:
Tom Kuhn / Steve Giles / Marc Silberman, eds., Brecht on Performance: Messingkauf and Modelbooks (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014):
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):
Anthony Squiers, An Introduction to the Social and Political Philosophy of Bertolt Brecht.
Revolution and Aesthetics (Rodopi, 2014):
Hermann Haarmann / Christoph Hesse, Hrsg., Briefe an Bertolt Brecht im Exil, 1933-1949 (Degruyter, 2014):
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:
For the 25+ selections by Brecht:
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
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