Brecht Collected Plays: 8: The Antigone of Sophocles; The Days of the Commune; Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress (World Classics)

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9780413758705: Brecht Collected Plays: 8: The Antigone of Sophocles; The Days of the Commune; Turandot or the Whitewasher's Congress (World Classics)

This collection includes the first English translation of two Brecht plays.

Volume 8 contains his last completed plays, from the eight years between his return from America to Europe after the war and his death in 1956. Brecht's ANTIGONE (1948) is a bold adaptation of Holderlin's classic German translation of Sophocles' play. A reflection on resistance and dictatorship in the aftermath of Nazism, it was a radical new experiment in epic theatre. THE DAYS OF THE COMMUNE (1949) is a semi-documentary account of the Paris Commune, and Brecht's most serious and ambitious historical play. TURANDOT is Brecht's version of the classic Chinese story is a satire on the intelligentsia of the Weimar Republic, Nazi bureaucracy, and other targets.



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Volume eight of Brecht's plays contains his last completed plays, from the years between his return from America to Europe after the war and his death in 1956. "Antigone" and "Turandot" are adaptations of the classic stories, while "The Days of the Commune" is a semi-documentary account.

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Bertolt Brecht is one of the most influential of 20th century playwrights.

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