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1) The IBS is planning its 17th Symposium in Tel Aviv (Israel) from Dec. 11-16, 2022. CfP in English and in German available here.

NOTE: Submissions were due February 28, 2022.

2) The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 47 (2022) is expected to be published in Nov. 2022. Click here for details.

3) Das Brecht-Archiv / The Brecht Archive (Berlin) There you can get access to the library holdings of the Brecht-Archive (OPAC) as well as the archival holdings (Archivdatenbank):

4) Interview mit dem Brecht-Meisterschüler B.K. Tragelehn hier zu sehen (91 Minuten, auf deutsch).

New Brecht books 

Brecht / Weill, The Threepenny Opera, student edition, edited and introduced by Anja Hartl, translated by Manheim / Willett (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2022).

David J. Shepherd and Nicholas E. Johnson, Bertolt Brecht and the David Fragments, 1919-1921 (Bloomsbury, 2021)

Martin Revermann, Brecht and Tragedy: Radicalism, Traditionalism, Eristics (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

Susanne Schmieden, Paradoxa über Politik und Theater (Transcript Verlag, 2021: open access)

Georges Didi-Huberman, Imaginer recommencer (Paris: Fabula, 2021)

Dieter Henning, Zu politischen Positionierungen bei Bertolt Brecht (Königshausen & Neumann, 2021)

Frank D. Wagner, Brecht als Philosoph (Königshausen & Neumann, 2021)

Bertolt Brecht: Notizbücher 16-20 (1924-26), hrsg. von Martin Koelbel und Peter Villwock (Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2021).

Stephen Brockmann, ed.: Bertolt Brecht in Context (New York/London: Cambridge University Press, 2021).

Florian Vassen, "einfach zerschmeissen": Brecht-Material. Lyrik - Prosa - Theater - Lehrstück (Milow: Schibri Verlag, 2021).

Anja Hartl, Brecht and Post-1990s British Drama: Dialectical Theatre Today (London: Bloomsbury, 2021).

Questions about performance rights of Brecht's plays should be directed to the German Brecht publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag:

For English-language performance rights, here.

Brecht's Works in English: A Bibliography

Check this website with over 4200 entries if you want to know whether there is an English version of Brecht's plays, poems, songs, stories, or essays.


Financial support worldwide to not-for-profit organizations for performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for scholarly research pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein, and to not-for-profit organizations for relevant educational initiatives. See:


The IBS at the MLA Convention (Jan. 2023)

The IBS session on "Brecht and Democracy" is scheduled for

Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, 1:45 PM-3:00 PM, Pacific Suite F (Marriott Marquis Hotel). Click here to download the program and paper abstracts.

The IBS at the German Studies Assc. Conference

The IBS panel on "Documentary and Realism" at the German Studies Association conference is scheduled for Sept. 18, 2022, 8:00 - 10:00 am, at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas. Presentations by Astrid Oesmann (Rice University), Theodore Rippey (Bowling Green State Univ.), and Caroline Rupprecht (Queens College, CUNY).

IBS Election

Every two years elections for the steering committee of the International Brecht Society take place. The nominees for two-year term of 2022-2023 have been elected. The next election takes place in November/December 2023.

Alle zwei Jahre findet die Wahl des Vorstands der Internationalen Brecht-Gesellschaft statt. Die Kandidatenliste für den Zweijahreszyklus 2022 und 20223 wurde gewählt. Die nächste Wahl findet im November/Dezember 2023 statt.

President: Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Vice President: Micha Braun (Universität Leipzig, BRD) 
Co-editors of 'Communications': Jack Davis (Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri) and Kristopher Imbrigotta (University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington) 
Secretary/Treasurer: Sylvia Fischer (Berlin, BRD)

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