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epic theater

(Encyclopedia) epic theater: see Brecht, Bertolt; Piscator, Erwin.

Brecht, Bertolt

(Encyclopedia) Brecht, Bertolt b?rtlt br?kht, 1898?1956, German dramatist and poet, b. Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht. His brilliant wit, his outspoken Marxism, and his revolutionary experiments?

Dessau, Paul

(Encyclopedia) Dessau, Paul d?sou, 1894?1979, German conductor and composer. As a conductor he worked (1919?23) in Cologne before moving to Berlin from 1925 until 1933. A fervent socialist, he left?

Bentley, Eric

(Encyclopedia) Bentley, Eric, 1916?, American critic, editor, and translator, b. Bolton, England, grad. Oxford, 1938, Ph.D. Yale, 1941. A highly regarded and rigorously intellectual critic,?

Feuchtwanger, Lion

(Encyclopedia) Feuchtwanger, Lion l??n foikhtvng-?r, 1884?1958, German novelist. A pacifist, socialist, and friend of both Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, he fled Germany for France in 1933; he?

Eisler, Hanns

(Encyclopedia) Eisler, Hanns hns ?sl?r, 1898?1962, German composer, pupil of Arnold Schoenberg. In 1926, he joined the German Communist party, thereafter producing protest songs and other music?

Piscator, Erwin

(Encyclopedia) Piscator, Erwin p?sktr, 1893?1966, German theatrical director and producer who, with Bertolt Brecht, was the foremost exponent of epic theater, a genre that emphasizes the?

Weill, Kurt

(Encyclopedia) Weill, Kurt ko?ort v?l, 1900?1950, German-American composer, b. Dessau, studied with Humperdinck and Busoni in Berlin. He first became known with the production of two short satirical?

Blitzstein, Marc

(Encyclopedia) Blitzstein, Marc (Marcus Samuel Blitzstein), 1905?64, American composer, pianist, and librettist, b. Philadelphia. After attending the Univ. of Pennsylvania and the Curtis Institute of?


(Encyclopedia) Augsburg ouksbo?ork, city (1994 pop. 264,764), capital of Swabia, Bavaria, S central Germany, a major industrial center on the Lech River. The major industries include the manufacture?