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by Eric Bentley
Author: Eric Bentley
Publisher: Northwestern University Press; 3 edition (March 6, 2008)
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Bentley on Brecht has been added to your Cart. Eric Bentley was born in England in 1916 and became an American citizen in 1948. He has earned a reputation as a scholar, teacher, professional theatre critic, performer, and a playwright.
Bentley on Brecht has been added to your Cart. Recently, Bentley was honored with the 2006 Village Voice OBIE Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2006 International Association of Theatre Critics Thalia Prize. He is the author of many major texts on drama includingThe Playwright as Thinker (Harvest, 1987), The Life of the Drama (Applause, 2000), andThinking about the Playwright (Northwestern, 1987).
Bentley on Brecht book. Since their first meeting in Santa Monica, California in 1942, Eric Bentley has been Bertolt Brecht’s other, offstage voice. Just as Brecht reshaped modern theater, Bentley’s writings on Brecht helped shape his reputation in the United States and the rest of the world. Bentley on Brecht represents a lifetime of critical and personal thoughts on both Brecht as friend and Brecht as influential literary figure.
In 1998, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame
In 1998, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the New York Theater Hall of Fame, recognizing his many years of cabaret performances. Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Bentley attended Oxford University, receiving his degree in 1938. He subsequently attended Yale University (B. Litt.
Bentley On Biermann: Songs and Poems of Wolf Biermann. A Man's a Man By Bertolt Brecht. Eric Bentley Sings the Queen of 42nd Street and other songs by Jacques Prévert and Joseph Kosma.
Eric Bentley has not gone soft. He and Brecht are the only ones I’ve written whole books about. But at age 99, the British-born critic who wrote The Playwright as Thinker and introduced the English-speaking theatre to the works of Bertolt Brecht-among an eventful career’s worth of noteworthy achievements-has well earned the right to be circumspect about his body of work, about the art form he greatly influenced if never personally mastered, and about the cultural. But when Brecht rather hamfistedly insisted on Bentley’s political fealty to his brand of Eastern bloc Communism, Bentley bluntly declined.
Also included is Bentley's highly personal memoir of his years with Brecht; his personal recollections of Charles Laughton's . production of Galileo and Brecht's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
A new book, "Bentley on Brecht," published by Applause, has collected all of Eric Bentley's critical writings and musings on the eminent German playwright and director, Bertolt Brecht.
Professor Eric Bentley. Winner, 2006 International Association of Theatre Critics Thalia Prize Recipient, 2007 The Robert Chesley Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in Playwriting Winner, 2006 Village Voice OBIE Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Since their first meeting in Santa Monica, California in 1942, Eric Bentley has been Bertolt Brecht s other, offstage voice. Just as Brecht reshaped modern theater, Bentley s writings on Brecht helped shape his reputation in the United States and the rest of the world.