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The Brecht Yearbook /
Das Brecht-Jahrbuch, Volume 28
Friends, Colleagues, Collaborators
Edited by Stephen Brockmann
Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang from stage to film
Friends, Colleagues, Collaborators contains Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang's never-before published German-language scenario 437, a treatment for what would eventually become Lang's classic anti-Nazi film Hangmen Also Die. Brecht's and Lang's treatment clearly shows that their collaboration was far more intensive, and that Brecht's influence on the film was more profound, than had previously been supposed. The text of 437 is accompanied by an introduction by James Lyon, the foremost expert on Brecht's American period. Also included is an extensive interview with Eric Bentley, who helped introduce Brecht to America, plus an English-language version of Ekkehard Schall's memoir Lessons of a Brechtian Actor (Schall was Brecht's son-in-law and one of the most important Brechtian actors in Germany).
Stephen Brockmann, managing editor of the Brecht Yearbook, is associate professor of German at Carnegie Mellon University and the author of Literature and German Reunification.
Distributed for the International Brecht Society
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384 pp. 6 x 9 32 b/w illus.
In English and German
Paper $35.00 s
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