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1) The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 47 (2022) was published in Nov. 2022. Click here for details.


2) Das Brecht-Archiv / The Brecht Archive (Berlin)

 http://www.adk.de/de/archiv/archivabteilungen/bertolt-brecht-archiv/ There you can get access to the library holdings of the Brecht-Archive (OPAC) as well as the archival holdings (Archivdatenbank):

https://www.adk.de/de/archiv/bibliothek/archivbibliothek-bertolt-brecht-archiv.htm


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

New Brecht books 

Zbigniew Feliszewski (Hg.), Bertolt Brecht in Systemkonflikten: Produktion – Rezeption – Wirkung (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2022)

Eva Rösch, Die Restitution des Epischen unter den Bedingungen der Medienkonkurrenz: Das epische Hörspiel bei Walter Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht und Max Frisch (Winter Verlag, 2022)

Dieter Henning, Eisernes im Visier. Brecht und der Stalinismus (Königshausen & Neumann, 2022)

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)

Questions about performance rights of Brecht's plays should be directed to the German Brecht publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag: suhrkamp.de/theater-verlag/vertragsanfragen_898.html

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.

KURT WEILL FOUNDATION Grants

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: https://www.kwf.org/pages/grant-program.html
 

Announcements

† Siegfried Mews (1933 - 2022)

On 26 October 2022 former IBS Vice President (1994-1997) and President (1998-1999) passed away in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Emeritus Professor of German at the University of North Carolina, Mews co-organized two IBS Symposia in Augsburg, Germany, in 1995 and 1998. He is also remembered as a Brecht scholar and mentor. His obituary is here.


German Studies Assc. Conference (2023)

The IBS is planning a panel on "Of Robbery and Revolution: 100 Years of Im Dickicht der Städte and Trommeln in der Nacht", organized by Evan Torner (U of Cincinnati). The conference is scheduled from 5-8 Oct. 2023 in Montreal, Canada. Deadline for submissions is 1 March 2023. The CfP is here.


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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