"Galileo" or "Life of Galileo" is a play by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht that was first shown on September 9th, 1943. The play was published in 1940. The original showing was held at the Zurich Schauspielhaus in Germany. The cast included Leonard Steckel (who was the directed as well as the actor playing Galileo), Karl Paryla and Wolfgang Langhoff.After the initial success of … [Read more...]
Bertolt Brecht (1989. - 1956.) is a German storyteller, play writer, poet, director and a theoretician who started the "epical theater".
He was born in Augsburg and studied medicine and science. But love towards theater won over. He began his playwriting in 1922. when he publishes "Drums in the Night" and "Baal".
Soon after that, he goes to Berlin where he starts the epical theater. His famous "The Three Penny Opera" was performed in all of the grand theaters in the world.
In 1933. Brecht emigrated to Denmark, and after that, he spends some time in Sweden and Finland. In 1941 he decided to leave Europe and go to America.
He came back to Berlin after the war in 1949. when he founded Berliner Ensemble theater.
His famous works are "The Life of Edward II of England", "Man equals Man", "The Exception and the Rule"...
The play ''Mother Courage and her children'' is written in 12 scenes or part that are tagged with numbers but loosely connected in between. The plot is related to a novel by Hans Jacob Grimmelshausen "Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus" in which 30 years long war, that started in the 17th century, between Protestants and Catholics was described.The play was written in 1939 and … [Read more...]