The Life of Edward the Second of England

by  William E. Smith, Ralph Manheim, Bertolt Brecht

Full Length Play, Drama  /  16m, 1f

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The Life of Edward the Second of England

by  William E. Smith Ralph Manheim Bertolt Brecht

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The Life of Edward the Second of England

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Marlowe's play assimilated by Brecht, and without the sensuousness of the Renaissance artist. Though not as eloquent, Brecht's Edward II is his best go at Heroic Tragedy, somewhat unique for Brecht. In this case Edward's heroism belongs to the category of the traditionally tragic, not utilitarian, but demonstrative man.
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William E.  Smith

William E. Smith

Ralph Manheim

Ralph Manheim

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera,  and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to S ...

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