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1)The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 45 (2020) will be published in November 2020. See the table of contents here.

2) Call for Articles / Aufruf für Beiträge, BY 47 (2022): "Brecht Post-2020" / "Brecht nach 2020".

3) Das Brecht-Archiv / The Brecht Archive (Berlin)

Check the website of the Brecht Archive at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin:

Here you can also get access to the library holdings of the Brecht-Archive (OPAC) as well as the archival holdings (Archivdatenbank):

New Brecht books 

Brecht probt Galilei. 1955/56. Originaltonaufnahmen, ausgewählt und kommentiert von Stephan Suschke mit einem musikalischen Feature von Joachim Werner (Berlin: speak low-Verlag, 2020).

Jürgen Hillesheim, Das Motiv des Baumes in der Lyrik Bertolt Brechts (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2020).

David Barnett, ed., Bertolt Brecht: Critical and Primary Sources, 3 vols. (London: Bloomsbury, 2020).

Wei Zhang, Chinese Adaptations of Brecht: Appropriation and Intertextuality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

Lydia White, Theater des Exils: Bertolt Brechts Der Messingkauf (Stuttgart: Metzler, 2019).

Bertolt Brecht, Refugee Conversations. Trans. by Romy Fursland (London: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2019).

Norman Roessler and Anthony Squiers, eds., Philosophizing Brecht - Critical Readings on Art, Consciousness, Social Theory and Performance (Brill / Rodopi, 2019).

Brecht and the Writer's Workshop: Fatzer and Other Dramatic Projects. Ed. by Tom Kuhn and Charlotte Ryland (London: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2019).

Bertolt Brecht, Notizbücher - Band 4: 1921-1923 (Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2019).

Questions about performance rights of Brecht's plays should be directed to the German Brecht publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag:

For English-language performance rights, here.

Drama Online is a subscription portal for Internet access to the works of major playwrights, including Bertolt Brecht in English translation.  For information, see:
and search for "Brecht"

Brecht's Works in English: A Bibliography
Check this new website with over 4200 entries if you want to know whether there is an English version of Brecht's plays, poems, songs, stories, or essays:

The digital Brecht Yearbook, vols. 1-39 (1971-2014) / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch digital, Bd. 1-39 (1971-2014)

Click here!

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, see:



Baustelle Brecht III / Working with Brecht III, Berlin

POSTPONED until December 17, 2020
CfP Deutsch & English (scroll down).

Programm des Literaturforums im Brecht-Haus.

The IBS will sponsor panels on "Brecht and Ecocriticism" at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association in Toronto (Canada), 7-10 January 2021. For details and the Call for Papers, click here.

IBS Election

Every two years elections for the steering committee of the International Brecht Society take place. The nominees for 2020 and 2021 have been elected. The next election takes place in November 2021.

Alle zwei Jahre findet die Wahl des Vorstands der Internationalen Brecht-Gesellschaft statt. Die Kandidatenliste für 2020 und 2021 wurde gewählt. Die nächste Wahl findet im November 2021 statt.

President: Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Vice President: Micha Braun (Universität Leipzig, BRD) 
Co-editors of 'Communications': Jack Davis (Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri) and Kristopher Imbrigotta (University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington) 
Secretary/Treasurer: Sylvia Fischer (Berlin, BRD)

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