The University of Wisconsin Press

German Studies / Literature & Criticism / Drama

The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch, Volume 36
Brecht in/and Asia / Brecht in/und Asien
Edited by Friedemann Weidauer Guest Editor: Markus Wessendorf

The Brecht Yearbooks

“The Brecht Yearbook is a venue for discussion about aspects of theater and literature that were of particular interest to Bertolt Brecht, especially the politics of literature and the politics of theater in a global context.

The volume Brecht in/and Asia contains twenty-six essays based on presentations given at “Brecht in/and Asia,” the thirteenth Symposium of the International Brecht Society (IBS), which was held at the University of Hawai’i at M
anoa in 2010. Themes covered include Brecht in India; contemporary Chinese theater; the “Chinese” Brecht; tradition, Brecht, and political theater; Brecht between imperialism and postcolonialism, orient and occident; Fritz Bennewitz’s intercultural Brecht productions; and Brecht(’s) adaptations.

Markus Wessendorf is associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Friedemann Weidauer is managing editor of the Brecht Yearbook and associate professor of German at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on contemporary German culture.

Distributed for The International Brecht Society

Media & bookseller inquiries regarding review copies, events, and interviews can be directed to the publicity department at or (608) 263-0734. (If you want to examine a book for possible course use, please see our Course Books page. If you want to examine a book for possible rights licensing, please see Rights & Permissions.)

Image of a BRecht play being performed in East Asian dress

Available now
422 pp.    6 x 9    31 illustrations

Book icon
Paper $44.00 s
ISBN 978-0-9718963-9-0
Shopping cart ADD TO CART
  Review cart contents
Secure checkout


Home | Books | Journals | Events | Textbooks | Authors | Related | Search | Order | Contact

If you have trouble accessing any page in this web site, contact our Web manager.

Updated November 22, 2011

© 2011, The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System