David Barnett's A History of the Berliner Ensemble (Cambridge Studies in PDF

By David Barnett

The Berliner Ensemble used to be based by way of Bertolt Brecht and his spouse Helene Weigel in 1949. the corporate quickly received foreign prominence, and its productions and philosophy encouraged the paintings of theatre-makers world wide. David Barnett's booklet is the 1st learn of the corporate in any language. in line with wide archival learn, it uncovers Brecht's operating tools and people of the company's most vital administrators after his loss of life. The booklet considers the boon and burden of Brecht's legacy and offers new insights into battles waged backstage for the upkeep of the Brechtian culture. The Berliner Ensemble used to be additionally the German Democratic Republic's so much prestigious cultural export, attracting cognizance from the top circles of presidency, and from the Stasi, prior to it privatised itself after German reunification in 1990. Barnett items jointly a fancy heritage that sheds gentle on either the company's groundbreaking productions and their turbulent times.

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