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Shakespeare and Brecht: The Perils and Pleasures of Inheritance
In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:
Much like Shakespeare, Brecht was a playwright, director, dramaturg, and poet-all at once. His plays are now, of course, famous, but it begins to appear that his most historic impact may be in the realm of practical theatre work-that is, on the interpretation of plays through theatrical production-rather than on the writing of plays themselves. Consequently, I should like to focus this discussion more on Brecht as a director and adapter than as a playwright, and to examine the relationship between Brecht and Shakespeare within the context of Brecht's creative work in the German theatre as Brecht knew it, and tried to change it.
"Shakespeare and Brecht: The Perils and Pleasures of Inheritance,"
Comparative Drama: Vol. 17:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/compdr/vol17/iss3/5