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Here you can read papers and articles written by the team members of 'Writing Brecht'.

Please refer to the menu on the left to access the individual papers, or follow the links below (with apologies for those links that become defunct as time passes):

By Tom Kuhn

'Gedichte - Fragmente', and a roundtable discussion with the co-editors of Brecht and the Writer's Workshop, in Brecht und das Fragment, ed. Astrid Oesmann and Matthias Rothe (Berlin: Verbrecherverlag, 2020), pp. 81-113 and 183-198

'Leichtigkeit beim Schreiben der Wahrheit', Dreigroschenheft 2020/2, pp. 18-26

'A Brecht Road Trip: On the occasion of presenting The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht', Dreigroschenheft 2019/2, pp. 19-22

'The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht', Logbuch Suhrkamp, August 2018

‘How I Translated It: ‘The mask of the angry one’ by Brecht’, The Poetry School, Campus Network, February 2016

‘Brecht’s Poems in English: the old and the new’, German Life & Letters 67:1 (January 2014), 58-70

‘Brecht reads Bruegel: Verfremdung, gestic realism and the second phase of Brechtian theory’, Monatshefte, vol.105, no.1 (2013)

'Das Epische und das Nomadische: das Bildmaterial zum Kaukasischen Kreidekreis’, in Bild und Bildkünste bei Brecht [Brecht-Tage 2010], ed. Christian Hippe (Berlin: Matthes und Seitz 2011), pp. 99-124

‘Poetry and Photography: Mastering Reality in the Kriegsfibel’, in Bertolt Brecht: A Reassessment of his Work and Legacy, ed. Robert Gillett and Godela Weiss-Sussex (Amsterdam: Rodopi 2008), pp. 169-189

'Four new Herr Keuner stories and a short reflection on the constitution’, translated and introduced, Modern Poetry in Translation, New Series No. 22 (2006), pp. 33-37

And numerous articles in the Brecht Yearbook, a publication of the International Brecht Society, which is fully digitised and available here.

By Marc Silberman

'Bertolt Brecht, Politics, and Comedy', in Social Research, vol. 79, no. 1 (Spring 2012), 169-88

'Brecht, Realism, and the Media', in Lucia Nagib and Cecilia Antakly de Mello (eds), Realism and the Audiovisual Media (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmilan, 2009), pp. 31-46

'Brecht Today', Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, vol. 5, no. 3 (Fall 2006)

And numerous articles in the Brecht Yearbook.

By David Barnett

‘Performing Dialectics in an Age of Uncertainty, or: Why Post-Brechtian ≠ Postdramatic’, in Karen Jürs-Munby, Jerome Carroll and Steve Giles (eds.), Postdramatic Theatre and the Political. International Perspectives on Performance (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), pp. 47-66

‘Brecht as Great Shakespearean: A Lifelong Connection’, in Ruth Morse (ed.), Great Shakespeareans, vol. 14 (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), pp. 113-54

‘The Berliner Ensemble: Bertolt Brecht's Theories of Theatrical Collaboration as Practice’, in John Britton (ed.), Encountering Ensemble (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), pp. 126-41

‘Toward a Definition of Post-Brechtian Performance: the Example of In the Jungle of the Cities at the Berliner Ensemble, 1971’, Modern Drama, 54:3 (2011), pp. 333-56

‘Brechtian Theory as Practice: The Berliner Ensemble stages Der Messingkauf in 1963’, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 2:1 (2011), pp. 4-17

‘Undogmatic Marxism. Brecht as Director at the Berliner Ensemble’, in Laura Bradley and Karen Leeder (eds.), Brecht and the GDR. Politics, Culture, Posterity (Rochester NY: Camden House, 2011), pp. 25-44

By David Constantine

‘How I Translated It: ‘When I left you, afterwards’ by Brecht’, The Poetry School, Campus Network, January 2016