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Wednesday 29 June


Breakfast served for those staying at St Hugh’s

Dining Hall



Academic sessions in parallel

Session A: Brecht the Recycling/Recycled Playwright

Maplethope Seminar Room

Stephen Parker: ‘Erinnert ihr euch der peinlichen Schädel des Sokrates und Verlaine?’ Bertolt Brecht’s Satyr Drama Baal

Horst Jesse: The Method of Recycling Bertolt Brecht’s Die Heilige Johanna der Schlachthöfe helps to understand the message of his play

Paul Sharratt: Mother Courage and her Versions

Elisabeth Hostetter: Tracking the Inexplicable Rise of Corrupt Power:  Perceptions/Receptions of Brecht’s Ui

Chair: Stephen Brockmann


Session B: The Lehrstück

Ho Tim Seminar Room

Finn Iunker: Recycling luxury: Der Lindberghflug

Michael Wood: A Future for the Lehrstück? Andres Veiel’s Der Kick and the Recycling of Form.

Angelos Koutsourakis: Learning Provocations: On Cinematic Lehrstücke

Chair: David Banett


Session C: Brecht, Africa and the Middle East

Louey Seminar Room

Nenad Jovanovic: Transmedia documentary and Brecht: The Case of 18 Days in Egypt

Temitope Abisoye Noah: Gerima’s Teza and Brecht’s Mother Courage: Politics of Motherhood at the War Front (Ethiopia)

Magdi Youssef: Brecht and the Arab Spring

Ela Gezen: Translation, Adaptation, and Implementation of Brechtian Theater Aesthetics in the Turkish Context

Chair: Marc Silberman



Coffee and tea break

Wordsworth Tea Room



Roundtable discussion: "Working with Brecht"

With Mark Ravenhill, David Constantine and Stephen Parker

China Centre Lecture Theatre



Lunch served

Maplethorpe Hall

(sign-up necessary)



Seminar with Mark Ravenhill

Recycling Coriolanus’

Maplethope Seminar Room

(Sign-up necessary, maximum 20 participants)



Short films screening

China Centre Lecture Theatre