Tuesday, August 15, 2006

In Memory of Bertolt Brecht

Today is Monday, 14 August 2006.

On this date in 1956, the great German playwright Bertolt Brecht died, at the age of only 58.

Brecht has been a major influence on your author, as on all of modern theatre.

One of your author’s plays, Galileo in Washington, concerns Brecht’s appearance before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in 1948. I’ll return to this subject in a few weeks. Significant renovation is currently occurring in the kitchen and dining room here at the Museum of the Bourgeois, and I want to do justice to Brecht.


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