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Coriolanus (Brecht)

Full-Length Play, Drama

Bertolt Brecht, Ralph Manheim, William Shakespeare

Translated by Ralph Manheim

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Coriolanus (Brecht)

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Bertolt Brecht's adaptation of Shakespeare's play. Coriolanus is about the Roman military leader. Brecht emphasizes class struggle rather than what he calls the bourgeois theatre's depiction of Coriolanus as a hero and of the plebeians as merely comic figures. For Brecht, Coriolanus's tragedy rests mainly in his belief that he is irreplaceable.

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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 ...
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Ralph Manheim

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William Shakespeare

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