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Title Brecht, Broadway and United States theatre / edited by J. Chris Westgate
Published Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2007


Description 1 online resource (xxix, 196 pages) : illustrations
Contents Table of contents; list of images; preface; acknowledgements; introduction; part i; the theatre union's 1935 production of brecht's the mother; misconception & misunderstanding; broadway & the depoliticization of epic theatre; part ii; between broadway & ground zero; a new brechtian musical?; virtuosic alienation; part iii; the resistible rise of jerry springer; brecht's "u-effect"; appendix; contributors; index
Summary Not long after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Bertolt Brecht's name was on the lips of many writing about Broadway. Invoked knowingly-but not always knowledgeably-"Brecht" became something between marketing strategy and erudite justification for another season of Broadway musicals, another ignominy endured by the German playwright whose epic theater has only seldom been understood in the United States. To say that Brechtian and Broadway theatrical traditions represent diverge ..
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Stage history -- United States
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Theater -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Theatre studies.
Cultural studies.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & Criticism.
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Westgate, J. Chris
LC no. 2008378932
ISBN 9781443810180
Other Titles Brecht, Broadway and United States theater