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By Joy H. Calico

Brecht on the Opera looks on the German playwright's lifelong ambivalent engagement with opera. An ardent opera lover in his early life, Brecht later denounced the style as decadent and inappropriate to trendy society while he persevered to paintings on opera tasks all through his occupation. He accomplished 3 operas and tried dozen extra with composers corresponding to Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau. pleasure H. Calico argues that Brecht's simultaneous paintings on opera and Lehrstück in the Nineteen Twenties generated the recent thought of viewers event that might come to outline epic theater, and that his revisions to the idea of Gestus in the mid-1930s are comparable to nineteenth-century opera functionality practices of mimesis.

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