Jungle of Cities and Other Plays: Includes: Drums in the Night; Roundheads and Peakheads

Jungle of Cities and Other Plays Includes Drums in the Night Roundheads and Peakheads The three plays gathered in this volume are among Bertolt Brecht s most remarkable the best known is Jungle of Cities here translated by the poet Anselm Hollo Set in Chicago in a climate of rampant c

  • Title: Jungle of Cities and Other Plays: Includes: Drums in the Night; Roundheads and Peakheads
  • Author: Bertolt Brecht Eric Bentley Anselm Hollo N. Goold-Verschoyle Frank Jones
  • ISBN: 9780802151490
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • The three plays gathered in this volume are among Bertolt Brecht s most remarkable the best known is Jungle of Cities, here translated by the poet Anselm Hollo Set in Chicago in a climate of rampant capitalism, it is the story of a savage battle waged between two men, whose relationship is at once homosexual and sadomasochistic and whose tightly choreographed hostility iThe three plays gathered in this volume are among Bertolt Brecht s most remarkable the best known is Jungle of Cities, here translated by the poet Anselm Hollo Set in Chicago in a climate of rampant capitalism, it is the story of a savage battle waged between two men, whose relationship is at once homosexual and sadomasochistic and whose tightly choreographed hostility is a metaphor for their cultural surround.

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    1. لابد من مراجعة بريخت من وقت لآخر، هذه نصيحتي لكل مُحب لبريخت هذه بعض المقتطفات القديمة والتي وجدتها الآن بالصدفة! عن السيد كراجلر، السيد كراجلر بعد الحرب والدفاع عن ألمانيا عاد ليجد خطيبته سوف تتزوج من رجل آخر فكان عليه أن يختار بين أن يستمر في معركة لم تكن معركته وأفكار هتلر [...]

    2. These didn't do a whole lot for me - they weren't realistic enough to be called dramas, and weren't crazy enough to fit into "absurd theater" (which I usually enjoy for some reason). The title play, "Jungle of Cities", had a decent premise - a stranger enters a man's life, gets him fired for an unknown reason, and proceeds to mess up his life for kicks. However, it quickly bogs down, and never lives up to Brecht's description, "an inexplicable wrestling match, and the destruction of a family tha [...]

    3. Me toco la edición con Baal, Tambores en la noche y En la jungla de las ciudades. Voy a tratarlo como un tríptico pues así lo vi y viví, además de mi forma de ver obras en conjunto con el autor. Aparte de que yo leo no linearmente y mi version de los libros no es su plot o lo que pasa, sino ideas, imágenes, frases. De esta lectura me quedaron imágenes como vacíos al intemperie, apocalípticas, mítico simbólicas, como Baal dios pagano bebiendo y siendo humano (dio-antropomórfico), como [...]

    4. I have to admit, I never really liked Brechtian plays. The main problem is that, more so than most plays, it has to be performed, not read. I didn't fall in love with it until I had the good forutune act in it. Brecht creates a marathon of a story, full of unique characters and outlandish scenes. There are some classic one liners, and again, the play is a decent read and a much better performance to watch.

    5. It's hard to give this work a rating, as the plays weren't gripping so much for their plots as how it is possible to see Brecht honing his skills as a playwright and exploring his views on state-sanctioned violence.

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