||Gisela May on the Theater of Brecht: Introduction (3:10) -- Training his Company (3:48) -- "The Ballad of the Woman and Her Soldier" (3:33) -- "The Guards Regiment" (3:54) -- "In Potsdam Under the Oak Trees" (2:47) -- "Little Song" (2:08) -- "The Song of the Great Capitulation" (5:44) -- "The Song of the Eighth Elephant" (2:31) -- Credits: Gisela May on the Theater of Brecht (1:07)
||Gisela May, star of Bertolt Brecht's East German Berliner Ensemble theater, reminisces about the German playwright Bertolt Brecht and performs short pieces to illustrate his techniques and ideas. Performance pieces include acting exercises, comparisons of cabaret style with the styles used in political satire, and songs. The music is by several of the major composers who worked with Brecht: Paul Dessau, Hanns Eisler, Kurt Weill and the songs are sung in the original German, each preceded by a brief English explanation or accompanied by subtitles.
|General note||Originally released by Creative Arts Television (Firm), 1972.|
|General note||Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on November 03, 2016.|
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
|Technical details||Streaming video file.|
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Infobase, December 16, 2016)|
|Publisher number||124256 Infobase|