Canal March

Brechtian Scenes

Ester Bellver and Pedro Casablanc, ldramatised readings. Miguel Sáenz, commentary

The actors Pedro Casablanc and Ester Bellver present a dramatised reading of several excerpts from works by Bertolt Brecht, including Baal, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage, The Good Person of Szechwan and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Introduced and discussed by the translator and academic Miguel Sáenz, the selection of scenes presents several of the German playwright’s main themes, such as revolution, the rise of Nazism and war. The session concludes with an excerpt from the poem "The Playwright Song" (1935), in a version by Miguel Sáenz.

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