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The Good Person of Szechwan (German: Der gute Mensch von Sezuan, first translated less literally as The Good Woman of Setzuan) is a play written by the German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht.

The Good Person of Szechwan (German: Der gute Mensch von Sezuan, first translated less literally as The Good Woman of Setzuan) is a play written by the German theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht, in collaboration with Margarete Steffin and Ruth Berlau. The play was begun in 1938 but not completed until 1941, while the author was in exile in the United States.

Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1939-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil. They find Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute, and make her a gift that enables her to set up her own business.

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose work has had a considerable influence on the . The Good Person, is a play written in the early 1940s by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose work has had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, The Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Translator, Tony Kushner, is best known for his two-part epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes and he has since emerged as one of America's most gifted playwrights. The Good Person, is a play written in the early 1940s by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht. The play is, among many things, layered and has a a flare for the imaginative with it's constant referral to the unknown (gods) and metaphorical audience winks.

Brecht's parable of good and evil was first performed in 1943 and remains one of his most popular and frequently produced .

Brecht's parable of good and evil was first performed in 1943 and remains one of his most popular and frequently produced plays worldwide. The world we are introduced to in The Good Person of Szechwan is a grim one, and the premise is almost allegory: Is it possible to be a good and selfless person when everyone else is bad? Pragmatism and idealism clash in this work, in a way that questions them both.

Bertolt Brecht, John Willett, Charlotte Ryland. makes an absolutely devastating impact. The play is fuelled by the brilliant perception that everyone requires such a dual or split personality to survive. Evening Standard Three gods come to earth hoping to discover one really good person. No one can be found until they meet Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of gold

Brecht's parable of good and evil was first performed in 1943 and remains one of his most popular and frequently produced plays worldwide. Three gods come to earth hoping to discover one really good person. No one can be found until they meet Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of gold

Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1939-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means o. .

Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1939-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means o.Remove from Wishlist.

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xii, 147 pages ; 20 cm. The good person of Szechwan, a parable play - Notes and variants : - The song from the opium den - Fragment of a story - Press report - Working . The good person of Szechwan, a parable play - Notes and variants : - The song from the opium den - Fragment of a story - Press report - Working plan - Undated notes - Li Gung's big speech about the punishment imposed by the gods for failing to eat meat - From Brecht's.

Three powerless gods investigate complaints of poverty in an Oriental village in Brecht's dramatic parable

Comments: (7)

Xwnaydan
The Good Person, is a play written in the early 1940s by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht. The play is, among many things, layered and has a a flare for the imaginative with it's constant referral to the unknown (gods) and metaphorical audience winks. I enjoyed the play, and though sometimes understanding material from eastern cultures can be difficult at times (I always consider Monkey by Wu Cheng'en), this doesn't necessarily require a predisposed knowledge of Szechwan history to grab onto the story. It has a great sense of humor, and it's one that I will be keeping on my shelf.
Debeme
Nice story Nice book
Xarcondre
This play is amazing, particularly the epilogue which transparently calls out the play as an opportunity for the audience to consider what they would do to fix this broken world.
Tantil
It took forever to get this translation in the mail, But I couldn't find another version of the Tony Kushner Translation. I don't read German but really it didn't matter, getting my hands on this translation was worth it.
Cel
Ok
Fonceiah
I keep receiving books that are already open and not"new" as they are supposed to be. I received the book with bended lines on the side of the cover, as well as some corner of the pages. Im tired of receiving books from amazon that do not feel new and look super old.
Bludworm
"First comes eating and then comes morality".

One day three Gods come down to Earth in Szechwan China in the early part of the 20th century. They meet an indigent man, a water carrier named Wang and ask him to find someone who will put them up for the night. They are travelling the world in search of good persons. They find one. After getting refused repeatedly, Wang at last finds someone to host these gentlemen, a prostitute named Shen-Teh. At some expense to herself, as she is expecting a client, Shen-Teh selflessly lets them stay with her. Pleased they were able to find a good person, they give her 1,000 silver coins.

With this money Shen-Teh buys a tobacco shop. Immediately people start taking advantage of her. An entire family moves into the shop. People make claims, saying she owes them money. Facing swift ruin, Shen-Teh creates a fictitious cousin, Shui-Ta. She dresses up as him, and he's able to put people off in the way she can't. Shui-Ta can say no. Shui-Ta helps her out then leaves.

Shen-Teh continues on, trying to make a living with the shop. On a rainy evening Shen-Teh meets a man Yang Sun. He is about to commit suicide. She speaks with him and prevents it. She falls in love with him.

That's the basic plot setup. I'll just add that Shui-Ta is forced to come back again. Things just keep conspiring against good Shen-Teh.

It's unconventional, as Brecht frequently is. Characters will break into song every once in a while. They'll talk directly to the audience. Sylistically, it's part fable/parable, part farce, part tragedy. I read the tone as semi-humourous, semi-serious. It's absurdist, but I agree with the idea that you can't have great comedy without a serious undercurrent and that comedy enhances a serious subject.

I had a few minor quibbles - towards the end it got a trifle confusing, there are a lot of minor characters that I had some trouble keeping track of, and I found Yang Sun a tad cryptic.
I had to read this for my theatre department at school. But as I did I found that through the course of this play, Brecht gives a sense of honesty in all of the chracters. Weather that honesty is good or bad, it is a truthfull play that brings forth many aspects of seraching for what is good and bad.
The Good Person of Szechwan download epub
Humanities
Author: Bertolt Brecht
ISBN: 1559702354
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Arcade Publishing (February 25, 1994)
Pages: 147 pages