It is with sadness that the IBS announces the death of Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel's daughter, Barbara Brecht-Schall. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. She will be laid to rest at the Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof, next to the Brecht-Haus in Berlin, on Friday, Oct. 2, at 12 noon.
15th IBS Symposium
Registration for the 15th IBS Symposium at the University of Oxford (UK) opens on November 1. brecht.mml.ox.ac.uk/ibs-registration
Before registering for the conference, you will need to open an "account" at the website and then proceed to "book the event." The registration form includes the conference fee and choices for conference dinners and accommodations St. Hughs College in Oxford.
New Brecht books
Philip Glahn, Bertolt Brecht (London: Reaktion Books, 2014)
Helmut Gier / Jürgen Hillesheim, Hrsg., Die Schätze der Brechtsammlung der Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg (Katalog, 2014)
Margret Setje-Eilers, Hinter den Kulissen: Theaterfrauen des BE erzählen (Berlin: Neues Leben, 2015)
Stephen Parker, Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014), the new Brecht biography!
David Barnett, Brecht’s Berliner Ensemble Adaptations: The Tutor, Coriolanus, The Thrial of Joan of Arc at Rouen, Don Juan, Trumpets and Drums (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014):
Hans Bunge, Brecht, Music and Culture: Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014):
Marc Silberman / Steve Giles / Tom Kuhn, eds., Brecht on Theatre, 3rd edition (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014), read the introduction:
Tom Kuhn / Steve Giles / Marc Silberman, eds., Brecht on Performance: Messingkauf and Modelbooks (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014):
David Barnett, Brecht in Practice: Theatre, Theory and Performance (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014)
Bertolt Brecht, Love Poems, translated by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn (Norton, 2014):
Anthony Squiers, An Introduction to the Social and Political Philosophy of Bertolt Brecht.
Revolution and Aesthetics (Rodopi, 2014):
Hermann Haarmann / Christoph Hesse, Hrsg., Briefe an Bertolt Brecht im Exil, 1933-1949 (Degruyter, 2014):
Questions about English-language performance rights of Brecht's plays? Click here for more details.
Drama Online is a new portal for Internet access to the works of major playwrights, including Bertolt Brecht in English translation. For information, see:
For the 25+ selections by Brecht:
Brecht's Works in English: A Bibliography
Check this new website with over 2750 entries if you are looking for Brecht's plays, poems, songs, stories, or essays in English translation: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/BrechtGuide/
The digital Brecht Yearbook, vols. 1-33 (1971-2008) / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch digital, Bd. 1-33 (1971-2008):http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/German.BrechtYearbook
KURT WEILL FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM – Deadline 1 November
The Kurt Weill Foundation Grant Program awards financial support worldwide to not-for-profit organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for scholarly research pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational initiatives. For more information and guidelines, see: http://www.kwf.org/kwf/grants-a-prizes/grant-program
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