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Rick Mitchell's Brecht in L.A. (Intellect Books - Play Text) PDF

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By Rick Mitchell

ISBN-10: 1841501050

ISBN-13: 9781841501055

ISBN-10: 184150890X

ISBN-13: 9781841508900

Bertold Brecht was once a major dramatist/director/theorist of the 20 th century. This play makes a speciality of Brecht's existence in the USA, the place he resided from 1941 via to 1947. Brecht gains because the major personality and the play can also be Brechtian-influenced. Endnotes and appendices are integrated.

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Hello, love. ) I just saw Brecht pulling out of the driveway. He couldn't stay and say hello? LAUGHT. There's a curfew for 'enemy aliens'. ELSA 'Enemy aliens'... You'd think Brecht and his German friends were about to attack Los Angeles with ray-guns, a fleet of flying saucers... LAUGHT. The government's just being cautious. ELSA It's this Flash-Gordon government I'm afraid of... Everyone with Japanese blood is being locked up in internment camps... Film scripts have to make it past the censor...

LAUGHT. I don't smell anything. ELSA Your allergies must be acting up... LAUGHT. Brecht wants me to do Galileo Galilei on Broadway. ELSA Does he have a role for me? LAUGHT. Here, take a look. ) It's a wonderful play... Reminds me of Shakespeare, actually... And Brecht wants me to help him revise the script. ELSA Well, you've always wanted to write. LAUGHT. I haven't stepped on a stage in over ten years. And the play's so long. And I have film commitments... I'd be collaborating on the writing...

Hello, love. ) I just saw Brecht pulling out of the driveway. He couldn't stay and say hello? LAUGHT. There's a curfew for 'enemy aliens'. ELSA 'Enemy aliens'... You'd think Brecht and his German friends were about to attack Los Angeles with ray-guns, a fleet of flying saucers... LAUGHT. The government's just being cautious. ELSA It's this Flash-Gordon government I'm afraid of... Everyone with Japanese blood is being locked up in internment camps... Film scripts have to make it past the censor...

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