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Author Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.

Title The good person of Szechwan / Bertold Brecht ; translated by John Willett ; with commentary and notes by Tom Kuhn and Charlotte Ryland
Published London : Methuen Drama, 2009


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Description lxxvi, 130 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Methuen drama student editions
Methuen drama student editions.
Contents Bertolt Brecht: 1898-1956 -- Plot -- Community -- Brecht's life -- Brecht's politics and theory -- The good person of Szechwan: context and genesis -- Structure -- The gods came to earth -- Prostitution and marriage -- Split character and role play -- The Chinese setting -- Morality -- The ending -- Epic elements -- Tragedy or comedic parable? -- The good person of Szechwan in the theatre -- Further Reading -- The Good Person of Szechwan -- Notes -- Questions and further Study
Summary Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1938-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil. In it, the gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence. They find a penniless Shen Teh, good-hearted but prostitute and makes her a gift that enables her to set up a business
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Originally published in German as: Der gute Mensch von Sezuan. Berlin : Suhrkamp Verlag, c1955
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [lxxiii]-lxxvi)
Notes Translated from the German
Subject Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Gute Mensch von Sezuan.
German drama -- 20th century.
Good and evil -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Author Kuhn, Tom.
Ryland, Charlotte.
Willett, John, 1917-2002.
ISBN 140810007X (paperback)
9781408100073 (paperback)
Other Titles Gute Mensch von Sezuan. English