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Bertolt Brecht: resources online / en ligne

[EN] = content in English / [FR] = contenus en français / [DE] = Inhalte auf Deutsch

Reference Sources / Sources de référence

  • Brecht in Practice [EN]: "a free-to-access resource that connects Brecht’s theories for the theatre to real-world theatre practice", maintained by David Barnett, University of York
  • "Bertolt Brecht." [EN]: extensive annotated bibliography by Marc Silberman in Oxford Bibliographies. Last modified: 29 May 2019. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780190221911-0076. Access only through institutional subscriptions.
  • "Brecht (Bertolt)." [FR]: article de Silhouette Marielle dans Publictionnaire. Dictionnaire encyclopédique et critique des publics. Mis en ligne le 15 février 2022. Dernière modification le 15 février 2022.
  • "Bertolt Brecht."[FR]: article de Ph. Ivernel dans l'Encyclopédie Corvin, avec d'autres matériaux en français sur le site français theatre-contemporain.net
  • Bertolt Brecht [DE]: Issue 23-24 (2006) of the journal Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, published by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, with informative articles about Brecht and his impact. Free to read online or download in PDF format. 


Collections of Links / de liens

  • Links page, International Brecht Society (IBS) [EN] [DE]
  • Brecht in English, page by the IBS [EN]: contains links to digital databases of Brecht in English translation, information on performance rights, a Brecht chronology, and a bibliography of Brecht biographies in English
  • "45 Inspirational Epic Theatre Resources For Students And Teachers" [EN], a rich list of links, including many related to Brecht, compiled by Justin Cash, Theatre Links. Updated 13 Dec. 2021.





Museums / Musées

  • Brecht-Weigel-Museum, Berlin [DE] [EN]: the house where Brecht and Helene Weigel lived in Berlin, which also houses the Brecht Archive
  • Brecht-Weigel-Haus, Buckow [DE]: the summer house of Brecht and Weigel in the countryside outside Berlin
  • Brechthaus, Augsburg [DE] [EN]: Brecht's birth house in the Bavarian city
  • Brecht's House, Svendborg, Denmark [Danish] [EN] [DE]: house where Brecht lived in exile between 1933 and 1939; can be rented by researchers and artists for working stays


Brecht appropriation around the world: A bibliography / L'appropriation de Brecht à travers le monde : une bibliographie

Ayugai, Monika. Bertolt Brecht und das japanische Theater: Aspekte der Brecht-Rezeption in Japan. PhD Dissertation, City University of New York, 2003. ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/docview/288250875.

Banerjee, Arundhati. "Brecht Adaptations in Modern Bengali Theatre: A Study in Reception." Asian Theatre Journal, vol. 7, no. 1, 1990, pp. 1-28.

Bodden, Michael. "Brecht in Asia: New Agendas, National Traditions, and Critical Consciousness." A Bertolt Brecht Reference Companion, edited by Siegfried Mews. Greenwood, 1997, pp. 379-397.

Böhme-Kuby, Susanna. "Brecht in Italy: Aspects of Reception." Translated by Gerhard Hauck and Maria Ferrari, Modern Drama, vol. 42, no. 2, 1999, p. 223-233.

Dalmia, Vasudha. "Folk Theatre and the Search for an Indigenous Idiom: Brecht in India." Poetics, Plays, and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre, Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 153-233.

Dharwadker, Aparna Bhargava. Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India since 1947. University of Iowa Press, 2005.

Eddershaw, Margaret. Performing Brecht: Forty Years of British Performances. Routledge, 1996.

Ellis, Lorena B. Brecht’s Reception in Brazil. PhD Dissertation, New York University, 1992. ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/docview/304015280. Peter Lang, 1995.

Ellis, Lorena B. "In the Jungle of the 'Antropófagos.'" Modern Drama, vol. 42, no. 2, 1999, pp. 269-279.

Esslin, Martin. "Brecht and the English Theatre." The Tulane Drama Review, vol. 11, no. 2, 1966, pp. 63-70.

Fuegi, John, Marc Silberman, Renate Voris, and Carl Weber, editors. Brecht in Asien und Afrika. Brecht-Jahrbuch XIV / Brecht in Asia and AfricaThe Brecht Yearbook XIV, International Brecht Society, 1989, https://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/VQ2V5BUHHEAXF8H.

Garde, Ulrike. Brecht & Co. German-speaking Playwrights on the Australian Stage. Peter Lang, 2007.

Gezen, Ela E. Brecht, Turkish Theater, and Turkish-German Literature: Reception, Adaptation, and Innovation after 1960. Boydell and Brewer, 2018.

Guangrun, Rong. "Brecht’s Influence in China: A Chinese Perspective.” Modern Drama, vol. 42, no. 2, 1999, p. 247-252.

Hassen, Najat Essa. Brecht-Rezeption im Irak, in Syrien und Ägypten seit den sechziger Jahren bis 2008. PhD Dissertation, University of Rostock. Berlin: Logos-Verlag, 2010.

Haviaras, Sotirios. La réception de B. Brecht en Grèce (1955-1981). Thèse de doctorat, Université Paris Diderot, 1989.

Kruger, Loren. Post-Imperial Brecht: Brecht, Politics and Performance, East and South. Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Kruger, Loren. "Brecht in Southern Africa." Bertolt Brecht in Context, edited by Stephen Brockmann, Cambridge University Press, 2021, pp. 208–216.

Lyon, James K. Bertolt Brecht in America. Princeton University Press, 1980.

Noiriel, Gérard. Histoire, théâtre & politique. Agone, 2009.

Panopoulos, Dimitra. "De la distanciation à la désidentification: controverses sur la réception de Brecht en France." Le Moment philosophique des années 1960 en France, Presses Universitaires de France, 2011, pp. 429-445.

Pelzer, Jürgen. "Bertolt Brecht in Brazil." Bertolt Brecht in Context, edited by Stephen Brockmann, Cambridge University Press, 2021, pp. 257–265.

Pianca, Marina. "Brecht in Latin America: Theater Bearing Witness." A Bertolt Brecht Reference Companion, edited by Siegfried Mews. Greenwood, 1997, pp. 356-378.

Prateek. Brecht in India: The Poetics and Politics of Transcultural Theatre. PhD Dissertation, University of Queensland, 2018. Routledge, 2021.

Schlenker, Wolfram. "Is There a ‘Chinese’ Brecht? Problems of Brecht’s Reception in China – from Mother Courage to Mack the Knife." Modern Drama, vol. 42, no. 2, 1999, p. 253-268.

Reinelt, Janelle. After Brecht: British Epic Theatre. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.

Silberman, Marc. "A Postmodernized Brecht?" Theatre Journal, vol. 45, no. 1, 1993, pp. 1-19.

Tatlow, Antony and Tak Wai-Wong, editors. Brecht and East Asian Theatre. University of Hong Kong Press, 1982.

Tatlow, Antony. Shakespeare, Brecht, and the Intercultural Sign, Duke University Press, 2001.

Ubersfeld, Anne. "Mother Courage in France." Translated by Frank Collins, Modern Drama, vol. 42, no. 2, 1999, pp. 198-206.

Weber, Carl. "Brecht and the American Theater." A Bertolt Brecht Reference Companion, edited by Siegfried Mews, Greenwood, 1997, pp. 339–355.

Weber, Carl. "Brecht Auf Den Bühnen Der USA: Ein Überblick Und Anmerkungen Zur Rezeptionsgeschichte." The Brecht Yearbook. Der Andere Brecht II / The Other Brecht II, edited by Marc Silberman, vol. 18, International Brecht Society, 1993, pp. 166-200, https://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/6SF5I36FIAM7E8T.

Weber, Carl. "Is There a Use-Value? Brecht on the American Stage at the Turn of the Century." Bertolt Brecht: Centenary Essays, edited by Steve Giles and Rodney Livingstone, Rodopi, 1998, pp. 227-239.

Weber, Herwig. Bertolt Brecht auf Spanisch: Die Rezeption Brechts in Argentinien, Mexiko, Kuba und Spanien. PhD Dissertation, University of Vienna. WUV Universitätsverlag, 2002.

Westgate, J. Chris, editor. Brecht, Broadway and United States Theatre. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

Wüthrich, Werner. Bertolt Brecht und die Schweiz. Zurich: Chronos, 2003.

Zhang, Wei. Chinese Adaptations of Brecht: Appropriation and Intertextuality. Springer International Publishing AG, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.