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Transcript of Bertolt Brecht
It wasn't until the plays at the Berliner Ensemble in the 1940's and 1950's that Epic theatre was established.
'Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.'
Brecht is born in 1898 to a middle class family in the small south German town of Ausberg.
Theoretically a student of medicine, he actually studies Drama And Theatre
Brecht joins Group 1925, a group of younger dramatists who want to reform the German theatre
A Brief Timeline
'It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.'
Because he's way cool
Drums in the night, one of his plays, is produced: a popular theme of the soldier returning from war
Recieves Prestigious Kleist prize, and is launched as a playwright of note
Brecht makes a home in Denmark With his wife and two children
Works with Magarette Steffin on The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui. A Play criticising the rise of Hitler and The Nazis.
On his deathbed Brecht dictateds a will containing the provision: 'I ask my wife, Helene Weigel, to continue to lead the Berliner ensemble for as long as she believes the style of theatre can be maintained'.
The Nazis come to power. Brecht Flees, Leaving everything behind. Hauptmann recues some of his library. The rest is confiscated and burned by the Nazis