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The Brecht Yearbook, Volume 23 / Theater der Zeit Arbeitsbuch III
drive b: Brecht 100
Edited by Marc Silberman

The Brecht Yearbooks

Happy Birthday, Bertolt!

This volume is a joint publication of the Brecht Yearbook and the Berlin journal Theater der Zeit Arbeitsbuch in anticipation of the Brecht centenary in 1998. The large-format edition is richly illustrated and includes original contributions in English and German by writers Nadine Gordimer, Günther Grass, Elfriede Jelinek, Volker Braun, Gerhard Zwerenz, and Christoph Hein.

In addition, there are interviews with or statements by international directors Augusto Boal, George Tabori, Leander Haußmann, Patrice Pavis, Simon McBurney, Robert Wilson, Di Trevis, Richard Schechner, and Richard Foreman. Finally, essays by scholars Sue-Ellen Case, R.G. Davis, Joachim Fiebach, Loren Kruger, Helmut Lethen, Hans Mayer, Klaus Völker, and Carl M. Weber address Brecht's significance for the new millennium.

Marc Silberman is professor of German at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Distributed for The International Brecht Society

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  cover of Vol. 23 is a black and white photo of a man wearing glasses and smoking a cigar.

November 1997
164 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
8 color illus., 22 b/w photos
In English and German

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