Der gute Mensch von Sezuan

  • Title: Der gute Mensch von Sezuan
  • Author: Bertolt Brecht
  • ISBN: 9783518100738
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Der gute Mensch von Sezuan Das St ck eine Parabel zeigt am Einzelfall des M dchens Shen Te das allgemeine Gesetz dieser Welt auf da es unm glich ist gut zu sein und doch zu leben Drei G tter durchwandern die Welt auf der Su
    Das St ck, eine Parabel, zeigt am Einzelfall des M dchens Shen Te das allgemeine Gesetz dieser Welt auf, da es unm glich ist, gut zu sein und doch zu leben Drei G tter durchwandern die Welt auf der Suche nach einem guten Menschen Sie wollen das Ger cht L gen strafen, wonach die wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen auf Erden zu unertr glich seien, als da die Menschen die GeboDas St ck, eine Parabel, zeigt am Einzelfall des M dchens Shen Te das allgemeine Gesetz dieser Welt auf, da es unm glich ist, gut zu sein und doch zu leben Drei G tter durchwandern die Welt auf der Suche nach einem guten Menschen Sie wollen das Ger cht L gen strafen, wonach die wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen auf Erden zu unertr glich seien, als da die Menschen die Gebote der G tter zu befolgen verm chten.

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    About Bertolt Brecht


    1. Bertolt Brecht born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble the post war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigel with its internationally acclaimed productions.From his late twenties Brecht remained a life long committed Marxist who, in developing the combined theory and practice of his epic theatre , synthesized and extended the experiments of Piscator and Meyerhold to explore the theatre as a forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetics of dialectical materialism Brecht s modernist concern with drama as a medium led to his refinement of the epic form of the drama which constitutes that medium s rendering of autonomization or the non organic work of art related in kind to the strategy of divergent chapters in Joyce s novel Ulysses, to Eisenstein s evolution of a constructivist montage in the cinema, and to Picasso s introduction of cubist collage in the visual arts In contrast to many other avant garde approaches, however, Brecht had no desire to destroy art as an institution rather, he hoped to re function the apparatus of theatrical production to a new social use In this regard he was a vital participant in the aesthetic debates of his era particularly over the high art popular culture dichotomy vying with the likes of Adorno, Luk cs, Bloch, and developing a close friendship with Benjamin Brechtian theatre articulated popular themes and forms with avant garde formal experimentation to create a modernist realism that stood in sharp contrast both to its psychological and socialist varieties Brecht s work is the most important and original in European drama since Ibsen and Strindberg, Raymond Williams argues, while Peter B rger insists that he is the most important materialist writer of our time As Jameson among others has stressed, Brecht is also Brecht collective and collaborative working methods were inherent to his approach This Brecht was a collective subject that certainly seemed to have a distinctive style the one we now call Brechtian but was no longer personal in the bourgeois or individualistic sense During the course of his career, Brecht sustained many long lasting creative relationships with other writers, composers, scenographers, directors, dramaturgs and actors the list includes Elisabeth Hauptmann, Margarete Steffin, Ruth Berlau, Slatan Dudow, Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Paul Dessau, Caspar Neher, Teo Otto, Karl von Appen, Ernst Busch, Lotte Lenya, Peter Lorre, Therese Giehse, Angelika Hurwicz, and Helene Weigel herself This is theatre as collective experiment as something radically different from theatre as expression or as experience There are few areas of modern theatrical culture that have not felt the impact or influence of Brecht s ideas and practices dramatists and directors in whom one may trace a clear Brechtian legacy include Dario Fo, Augusto Boal, Joan Littlewood, Peter Brook, Peter Weiss, Heiner M ller, Pina Bausch, Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill In addition to the theatre, Brechtian theories and techniques have exerted considerable sway over certain strands of film theory and cinematic practice Brecht s influence may be detected in the films of Joseph Losey, Jean Luc Godard, Lindsay Anderson, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima, Ritwik Ghatak, Lars von Trier, Jan Bucquoy and Hal Hartley.Bertolt Brecht 1898 1956 , naci en Augsburgo El enorme xito de La pera de tres peniques en 1928, y su activismo pol tico le convirtieron en un personaje pol mico y famoso En 1933, en EEUU, escribi Terror y miseria del Tercer Reich 1938 , Madre Coraje 1939


    335 Comments


    1. *Read for class*

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    2. 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. Three unnamed gods are looking for a good human being. If we can find only one good person, a person that is able to live a decent life, they tell us, then the world is saved. And they seem to find one: Shen Te, a poor woman living i [...]

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    3. ‎دوستانِ گرانقدر، این نمایشنامه از 215 صفحه تشکیل شده است و با وجودِ سادگی، نکاتِ بسیاری را در خود گنجانده است. شخصیتِ اصلی داستان، دختری تنها و بی خانواده به نامِ <شن تن> است، که از رویِ ناچاری و نداری، روی به خودفروشی آورده است داستان از آنجایی آغاز میشود که از بینِ خدایان [...]

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    4. Celebrity Death Match Special: Der gute Mensch von Sezuan versus Superman[A bar in the Chinatown area of Metropolis. CLARK KENT and SHEN TE, at opposite ends of the counter, both staring disconsolately at half-empty glasses]CLARK KENT: [Sighs] Women!SHEN TE: [Sighs] Men![They look up, noticing each other for the first time]CLARK KENT: Hey, don't get me wrong. I shouldn't complain. I have a swell job. I work with some great people and there's nothing I enjoy more than helping them. It's just, you [...]

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    5. I want to go with the one I love. I do not want to calculate the cost. I do not want to think about whether it's good. I do not want to know whether he loves me. I want to go with whom I love.Brecht is brutal here, situating his play in China, dangling the Gods who swing between Divine Indifference and Hypocrisy and filling the ranks with all the avarice and sloth that floats from our unctuous species. Some (may) find exception with the titular heroine and her Manichean solution to the query -- [...]

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    6. Der gute mensch von sezuan‬ = The Good Person of Szechwan = The Good Woman of Setzuan, Bertolt BrechtThe 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. The play is an example of Brecht's [...]

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    7. Da es eine Schullektüre ist, kann ich das Werk eigentlich nicht unvoreingenommen bewerten :D Allerdings gehört es doch zu den besseren Werken, die wir im Deutschunterricht behandelt haben. Inklusive einer Wendung im letzten Viertel, der mich als unaufmerksamen Leser von den Socken gehauen hat

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    8. 2.5 stars.In as far as studying this play while placing it in a particular historical and political context is concerned, I realise its significance, but otherwise this just wasn't for me. In my opinion Brect's Mother Courage is far, far better.

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    9. I really like this book. Sometimes when it seems to me that I've done something wrong I remember these two characters - Shen De and Shui Da. Brecht shows us that a person cannot be only a good man or only a bad man. When Shen De does something generous and fogets herself doing positiv things, she suffers. Other people are becoming bad, cruel and insult her. Her shop doesn't bring money and so on. When Shui Da does a bad thing, others just hate him. But his own trade is going perfectly well. To m [...]

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    10. One of the best books I've ever read.

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    11. it's a pretty famous play. i recommend acting it out with friends, not just reading it.

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    12. Every character was annoying as heck in here. I just wanted to yell at them to get off their butts and do something DAMMIT. But I suppose that was Brecht's intention. Sigh. Effective, but still infuriating.

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    13. "Göz yumma ezilmesine, ne kendinin ne de başkalarınınMutlu kıl herkesi, kendini de unutma,İyi olan budur işte!"Sezuan'ın İyi İnsanı, benim okuduğum ilk Bertolt Brecht oyunu, geç kaldığımın farkındayım Brecht ile tanışmak için. Bundan sonra eksiğimi hızla kapatacağımı umuyorum. :)Oyun, okuyucuya ciddi şekilde "iyi" sorgulaması yaptırıyor. Kimdir iyi? Her şeyini, kendini düşünmeden, başkalarının "iyiliği" uğruna gözden çıkaran mıdır? Başkaları uğruna [...]

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    14. زن نیک سه چوان که در 1938 نوشته شده، تا 1943 کامل نشده بود. یکی از درخشان ترین نمایش نامه های مکتب "تیاتر حماسی برشت"، که در اصل ضد مکتب ارسطویی ست. واقعه در شهر سه چوان در منطقه ی جنوبی چین رخ می دهد. ونگ، یک اب فروش، راوی داستان است و می گوید منتظر نزول خدایان به شهر است. خدایان یا فرش [...]

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    15. He who gives help to the lost is lost for his own part Such great lines. "Your original order, to be good while yet surviving, split me like lightning into two people.I cannot tell what occured: Goodness to others and to myself could not both be achieved.” The play was extremely depressing in the beginning but gradually it grew on me. The drudgery of society and it's people is portrayed brilliantly. A "good" woman who is forced to survive through any means necessary.Shen Teh's growth as an ind [...]

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    16. Not as boring as I thought first. One of the best plays I had to read at school. I liked the irony and the way it maked me think about different topics.

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    17. I don't like this play as much as I like Mother Courage, but it is a pretty good play. Although the message of the play is ostensibly that it is difficult if not impossible to be good and to be financially secure, I'm more interested in the implicit message that undermines the Epilogue's plea for a changed world. The gods repeatedly complain that Shen Te is the only good person they can find, which implicitly means (especially for Brecht, who wanted audiences to see their own social/political/ec [...]

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    18. I have very mixed feelings about this play. Shen Te makes Jean Valjean look like a dream: can't you both be rich and good? Not all of the good suffer and not all of the evil ones prosper, or do they? And if all of us decide to become Shen Te, wouldn't all of us be happy? The dilemma arises when the good are outnumbered by the greedy and the selfish. Then, like in Setzuan, the exploitation of the virtuous begins which gives birth to the Shui Tas of society. Goodness stops being useful. Another th [...]

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    19. first play that i've ever read in full. not sure how it happened on my bookshelf, and have mixed feelings and intuitions about how it got there. surely it was planted there, by an ex-partner who was both, amazed and annoyed by my optimism and hope for others. indeed, i related to the main character, Shen Te, and found myself (unusually) anxious and speeding to get to the end. i needed to know: how do/can things work out for Shen Te? i won't spoil the story. i was amused with the other actors' ra [...]

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    20. আমি জানি, এখানে অনেক বড় বড় ধারণার ছড়াছড়ি হয়ে থাকতে পারে।এক ভূমিকাতেই দেখলাম, কীসব বড় বড় কথাবার্তা। মার্ক্সবাদ ছিলো, ছিলো 'কোলাবরেটর' কী ও কেনো সে নিয়ে ইত্যাকার মুড়িঘন্ট।আমি ধারণা না, কাহিনী ভ [...]

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    21. When my boyfriend and I were talking about books, he was more than shocked to find out, that I haven't read anything from Brecht so far, since he is his favorite author. So I went straight to the library and got myself a copy of The good Woman of Setzuan. And wow how I regret that I didn't read anything from him sooner! This play is now one of my favourites! Brecht is absolutely amazing and in my eyes a complete genius. The play is about the question whether and how a person can be good in a cap [...]

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    22. Had to read it in school in 13th grade and actually read it. It was quite funny in an unwanted way I think (some formulations). At the beginning easy to read but as it went on it got more confusing because of the many different characters and what they really wanted and only pretended to want. Plus we've talked about in school for about 20 weeks too long, it just got annoying. Brecht himself is quite an interesting topic though.

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    23. Schoolreading.Okay, I'll admit that I always found Brecht boring in school. It wasn't because of the content, no, it was because he was so schematic. You could literally analyse his works to death, and that's exactly what we did with this one. Well, at least I aced all the tests about "Der Gute Mensch von Sezuan". Analysing things to death was kind of my specialty. Guess that's why I became a lawyer. ;-)

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    24. 2.5 stars. I like the concept, but not so much the ending. The characters weren't interesting to me, and I just wanted to slap most of them. However I like what this play tried to do, and I don't regret having read it, even if it was for uni.

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    25. Written in the midst of the Great Depression, this Brecht play comments on the way Capitalism makes goodness an impossibility.

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    26. the premise - that good REQUIRES evil to survive in this world. At least, in Brecht's world.

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    27. Pirkit vandenį, šunes.

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    28. The qualities of allegory and parable are so strong in this piece. I love the part of Wang -- and the 3 gods and their journey through the piece too. A truly timeless story.

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