Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht was born on the 10th of February 1898 in Augsburg, Bavaria and died in Berlin in 1956. He belonged to a well-off family but from a very young age he decided to live far from the conventions and discipline of the bourgeoisie.

A poet, theatre director and dramatist who wanted to stir the conscience of the theatregoer, his work is bound up with his political commitment together with a rigorous feeling that the form and the nature of art are intimately linked.

Because of his opposition to Hitler’s government he fled from Germany in 1933 to live in Scandinavia and in 1941 he settled in California. It is in this period that he published his most famous works: Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and her Children, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

The Children’s Crusade was published for the first time in 1948 in Tales from the Calendar.

Books published by El Jinete Azul

Selected bibliography

The Threepenny Opera, 1928.
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahaggony, 1927-1929.
Life of Galileo, 1938-1939.
Mother Courage and her Children, 1941.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, 1944-1945.

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