The Good Person of Szechwan is a play written by the German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht, in collaboration with Margarete Steffin and Ruth Berlau . ‘Brecht’s dark, dazzling world-view makes an absolutely devastating impact. The play is fuelled by the Der gute Mensch von Sezuan. By: Bertolt Brecht. Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan by Bertolt Brecht, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The gods hold out hope that they have indeed found a good person. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trivia About The Good Woman of He expressed his opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist movements in his most famous plays.

I do not want to know whether he loves me. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat However, Yang Sun doesn’t return Shen Teh’s feelings but simply uses her for money and Shen Teh quickly falls pregnant with bertokt child.

Where Shen Teh is soft, compassionate, and vulnerable, Shui Ta is unemotional and pragmatic, even vicious; it seems that only Shui Ta is made to survive in the world in which they live.

The way the main character becomes divided by her desire to be good and the necessity of szeuan bad to survive in the world, creating an alternate persona to reconcile the two gutte of herself, is an ingenious way to show how you can be both in theory, but not in practice.


Bentley introduced the spelling Setzuan as a transcription of the German ‘ Sezuan’ and defends it in the forward to the printing ; other translators have used the names Szechuan or Szechwan. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This version was subsequently licensed through Samuel French. Erin rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Lisa rated it liked it Jan 03, If she succeeds, the gods’ confidence in humanity would be restored.

This I was an enjoyable read. The English translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is mensxh and accessible. Please note that print inspection copies are only available in UK and Republic of Ireland. Marie rated it it was amazing Mar 15, The Best Books of This ‘Brecht’ was a collective subject that “certainly seemed to have a distinctive style the one jensch now call ‘Brechtian’ but was no longer personal in the bourgeois or individualistic sense.

In what seems no time at all, he has built her humble shop into a full-scale tobacco factory with many employees. A fantastic contemplation on what it takes to be good in a society where ethics are produced by poverty and capital. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Christian Alt rated it liked it Feb 27, A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long-time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigel—with its internationally acclaimed productions.


Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan

Refresh and try again. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Tgpgunner rated it liked it Nov 09, The play follows a young prostitute, Shen Teh Chinese: Oguzhan rated it liked it Nov 01, Johannes rated it liked it Jul 08, The play is fuelled by the brilliant perception that everyone requires such a dual or split personality to survive. Views Read Edit View history. Published by Cornelsen first published Nofar rated it liked it Mar 30, This title was a play on words, since the German term for “true love” Die wahre Liebe is pronounced the same way.

vonn From his late twenties Brecht remained a life-long committed Marxist who, in developing the combined theory and practice of his ‘epic theatre’, synthesized and extended the experiments of Piscator and Meyerhold to explore the theatre as a forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetics of dialectical materialism. Brian rated it liked it Mar 27,