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Bertolt Brecht

Poet

Bertolt Brecht

1898 - 1956

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.

Living in Munich during the Weimar Republic, he had his first successes with theatre plays, whose themes were often influenced by his Marxist thought. He was the main proponent of the genre named epic theatre (which he preferred to call "dialectical theatre"). During the Nazi period and World War II he lived in exile, first in Scandinavia and then in the United States. Returning to East Berlin after the war, he established the theatre company Berliner Ensemble with his wife and long-time collaborator, actress Helene Weigel.

He is well-known for his work with Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill, among others.

Taken from Wikipedia. Read more here.

Read some of his poetry in English here, and in German here.

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Die Stadt ist nach den Engeln genannt Hanns Eisler
Diese Stadt hat mich belehrt Hanns Eisler

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