Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956
Bertolt Brecht, Bundesarchiv
Bertolt Brecht was a German
playwright and poet.
studied medicine. After working in a military hospital during
World War I
he was cured and done with his study of medicine as well as war
in general; so he became a pacifist.
Marxist, Bertolt Brecht needed to get off the Nazi's radar.
1933 he fled to Scandinavia. From 1941 until 1947 he lived in the
United States; 1948 in Switzerland. In 1949 he moved back to
Germany, not to Bavaria where he was born, but to East Berlin this
time. East Berlin was part of the Soviet occupation zone.
About Bertolt Brecht's work:
He wrote his
Threepenny Opera in 1928. The book, that is. Remember Mac the
Knife? Exactly. You could watch the piece in NY from
April 20 until June 11, 2006. Aren't we glad. Mercifully, Studio 54
didn't admit children under 4 years
into the theater.
Here you can
listen to some of Bertolt Brecht's songs
free of charge.
1898 - 1956