This program contains scenes from "The Good Woman of Szechwan" written by Bertolt Brecht. The Berliner Ensemble Theater consists of 219 members who rehearse for four hours a day and give seven performances a week. "The Three Penny Opera" premiered in 1928 at Berlin's Theater am Schiffbauerdamm.
When Shen Te falls into economic ruin because of her generous spirit, she dons the persona of Shui Ta. Because Shen Te is also Shui Ta, Brecht highlights the dichotomies of the human condition. The playwright developed a new style of theater that entertained and educated.
Friedrich Schiller and Johann Wolfgang Goethe lived in Weimar, Germany. The Weimer Court Theater produced both the playwright's plays. The Institute for the Advanced Studies in Theater arts commemorated the 200th anniversary of Schiller's birth with a performance of "Kabale und Liebe."
This is the first German play whose heroine was a commoner and portrayed the middle class in a positive light. Luise Miller is in love with the chancellor's son, but her musician father grows concerned about the union's consequences. Before she commits suicide, she reveals to Ferdinand his father's insidious plot.
Credit: German Theater: Brecht and Schiller.
For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126 (press option 3) or email@example.com.
This video presents scenes from The Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht and Love and Intrigue by Friedrich Schiller, illustrating the different styles of the dramatists.
Length: 17 minutes
Copyright date: ©1982
Prices include public performance rights.
Not available to Home Video customers.
Martial Arts of Peking Opera
Chekhov and the Moscow Art Theater
Youth and Exile
The Later Years+B13
The Irish Theater: O'Casey's Juno a...
George Bernard Shaw and His Times
The School for Scandal
Italy: Origins of Theater to Pirand...
The Green Bird
132 West 31st Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
P: 800.322.8755 F: 800.678.3633
Sign Up for Special Offers!
© Films Media Group. All rights reserved.